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The Decider Skills Training in Athlone

September 9 @ 9:00 am - September 10 @ 4:30 pm

Social Care Ireland are delighted to bring you this opportunity to attend this 2 day in person “The Decider” Training.

Venue: The Athlone Springs Hotel, Athlone

Date: 9th & 10th September 2024

Time: 9am – 16:30 both days.

This is an interdisciplinary event. SCI are collaborating with IASW, AOTI, IASLT and INDI. A limited number of places are available to each discipline. Please note this event is open to both members and non members. This course is supported by funding from the National HSCP Office and priority is for those in Publicly Funded Health Care Settings.


The two day workshop trains HSCPs using The Decider to help service users develop skills and better coping strategies to respond to impulsive behaviours such as self harm, avoidance, withdrawal and isolation, aggression, substance misuse and binge eating. These behaviours are often associated with anxiety, depression, anger, addictions, eating disorders and personality disorders and can have devastating consequences.

The Decider Skills program is based around four key emotional areas:

Distress tolerance
Emotion regulation
Interpersonal effectiveness
The Decider is firmly grounded in CBT and DBT for which there is a wealth of evidence for their efficacy in treating a wide range of mental health conditions. The difference is in the presentation, the style of teaching, which makes the skills very memorable and user-friendly, helping everyone – including the non-clinicial population – to learn the skills so they are able to use them at times when they really need them.

Course Overview:

The Decider Skills training course aims to target a reduction in impulsivity and increase resilience and confidence through thirty-two evidence-based skills based on cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) and dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT). The skills are designed to enable participants to make changes to help manage distress, regulate emotion, increase mindfulness and effective communication. The skills are delivered in an effective, fun, and creative style that makes them easy to learn and teach.

Presenter information: Anu Community Healthcare Ltd.

The trainers are both Registered Psychiatric Nurses and the sole Irish Decider authorised trainers. They have delivered numerous courses to date and trained clinicians and professionals in Decider Skills throughout Ireland.

Learning Outcomes:

Be able to implement The Decider in practice
Run groups in order to teach clients Decider skills
Use the Decider website to access resources /teaching materials as required
Use Decider skills on a one to one therapy basis
Integrate Decider skills to other mental health therapy areas.

To book you need to go to the IASLT webpage and fill out application form. CLICK HERE 

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September 9 @ 9:00 am
September 10 @ 4:30 pm
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Athlone springs hotel
Athlone, Co. Roscommon, Ireland, N37 F9T3 + Google Map
tel:+353 90 644 4444


+353 (0) 87 637 1605
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