July 12-13, 2019 : Introductory workshop to Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
LPA held an introductory workshop to Dialectical Behavior Therapy for mental health professionals in Lebanon as well as psychology students.
Union The workshop was given by Dr. Fiona Kennedy who is an Honorary Tutor at the University of Southampton and Visiting Trainer at the Oxford Cognitive Therapy Center (OCTC). She is arespected and knowledgeable, fun trainer with a knack of making complex
concepts accessible without losing their richness. She has edited the book “Cognitive Behavioural Approaches To The Understanding And Treatment Of Dissociation’ with Dr. David Pearson and Dr. Helen Kennerley, and written “Get Your Life Back: The Most Effective Therapies For A Better You”,
which is a self help book integrating CBT, DBT, ACT and CFT. It was shortlisted for the British Medical Association’s Medical Book Of The Year Award 2018. She has a special interest in trauma and dissociation. She has been delivering DBT training since 2006. DBT services she developed and
lead were mentioned in a UK government (National Audit Office) advisory paper as an example of clinical excellence. She has won an award from BUPA, and independent healthcare provider, for clinical excellence.
The workshop was attended by more than 50 mental health professionals and psychology students and provided attendees with a preliminary conceptualization of DBT and its uses.