Psychiatrist Pathway

DBT Hybrid 2024

Flexible DBT Training for Busy Practitioners and Teams 

Welcome to the DBT Hybrid Training 2024
(Psychiatrist Pathway)

We are proud to introduce a 9 month process that allows psychiatrists to choose from introductory, advanced and externship level DBT training to treat adults and adolescents. This course outlines the DBT for Psychiatrists Pathway.

What is the training process?

DBT Hybrid 2024 was designed for mental health professionals who want to:

1. Learn more about DBT
2. Grow in their ability to treat multi-diagnostic, difficult-to-treat adults
3. Implement a standard DBT program

The training process allows flexibility, based on the desired level of training and time constraints. So, join the DBT Hybrid 2024 journey live, on-demand or do both... HYBRID.  

Level 2: Advanced

Level 2 is advanced level training and previous training in DBT is a requirement. The focus will be on DBT processes and skills involved in individual therapy sessions. 

Level 2 consists of an initial 1 day workshop focused on individual therapy. Participants have the option to choose from a workshop specifically aimed at psychiatrists, Using DBT in Brief Individual Therapy or DBT in Individual Therapy with Adults or DBT in Individual Therapy with Adolescents.

Part 2 focuses on DBT Skills Groups in different settings. The 1 day Start and Run Adult DBT Skills Groups workshop focuses on the practical skills to develop and implement a DBT skills program. Participants in the psychiatrist pathway will have the option to choose from adult or adolescent skills groups.

For the psychiatrist pathway there is an additional 3 hour session that focuses on inpatient programs.  Participants are invited to ask their team to join the session.

Part 1: Individual Therapy

choose 1 Elective:

Part 2: DBT Skills Programs

Level 3: Externship

Level 3 consists of 2 parts. The focus is on implementing the elements of a standard DBT program.

Part 1 (1 day workshop) is about addressing challenges from Level 2, phone coaching, consult groups and an orientation to the DBT externship.

Between part 1 and 2, participants will be  expected to either write up a DBT case from individual therapy or implement a DBT skills group. There will be 2 peer supervision opportunities during the 3 month interval. 

Part 2 is about peer supervision, masterclasses and "filling in the gaps" in your implementation of DBT.

Peer supervision: Adult DBT Skills Groups

Peer supervision: Adolescent Individual therapy

Psychiatrist pathway

Our Core Faculty for DBT Training

Werner Teichert

Clinical psychologist (MAPS) FCCLIN) and founder

Werner is a clinical psychologist based in Sydney, Australia at Mindsight Clinic. Over the last 7 years he has completed Behavioral Tech's Intensive training twice and founded The South African DBT Institute and DBT Central. Werner has extensive experience in the development and implementation of DBT programs and has trained over 2000 mental health professionals in DBT across Southern Africa and Australia. 

Dr. Melané van Zyl

Psychiatrist (MBChB; MMed; FCPsych)
Dr. Melané van Zyl is a specialist psychiatrist in private practice and the current chairperson for the South African Society of Psychiatrist (SASOP)'s Psychotherapy special interest group. Her interests include Treatment-Resistant Depression, Complex trauma, and Borderline Personality Disorder. She enjoys offering mindfulness-based groups (DBT and MBCT) and planning treatment pathways that include ECT, TMS, and Ketamine. Melané was comprehensively trained in DBT by The South African DBT Institute, is a candidate Jungian analyst and a certified mindfulness and yoga teacher.

Dr. Kam Wong

Child, adolescent and family psychiatrist (FRANZCP)

Dr Kam Wong is a highly respected Child, Adolescent and Adult Psychiatrist, currently practicing at The Mindsight Clinic. Kam has over 30 years of experience and sees patients across the entire life span from early childhood to adulthood. Kam is a regular speaker at Mental Health Conferences and Seminars both in Australia and overseas. Dr Wong is the director of Healthy Mind Concepts, which provides educational and self help resources accessible to the wider community

Dr. Terry Lim

Psychiatrist (FRANZCP)
Dr Terry Lim is the Director of the Mindsight Clinic in Sydney, where he is at the forefront of pioneering treatment models and interventions that improves patient outcomes and provides the community access to excellent care. He has experience and expertise treating a wide range of mental health conditions including psychosis, mood disorders, anxiety-related conditions, neurodevelopmental conditions and PTSD and is also an Honorary Lecturer with the Macquarie University Medical School where he coordinates medical student teaching at Mindsight Clinic.

Prof. Suvira Ramlall

Psychiatrist (MBChB; FCPsych; PhD)
Professor Suvira Ramlall is the Clinical Head of Specialised Psychiatry at King Dinuzulu Hospital Complex, Durban, and Associate Professor in Psychiatry at the University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN). She serves on the KwaZulu-Natal Provincial Technical Advisory Committee for Mental Health, is the current President of the College of Psychiatrists, and a Senate Member on the Education Committee of the Colleges of Medicine of SA. She has published in local and international journals, co-edited a South African textbook on Talk Therapy and her latest book, Inpowerment: Building Mental and Emotional Resilience, was released on 9th August 2023 at the Durban International Book Fair.

Karmen Hutton

Clinical Psychologist
Karmen Hutton is a clinical psychologist based in Cape Town, South Africa. She has worked in  several clinical settings, including Weskoppies Hospital, Sterkfontein Hospital and Private Psychiatric Hospitals. She was trained in DBT by The South African DBT Institute in 2018-2019. Her area of special interest is using DBT with adolescents.