The Decider Skills Training 9th & 10th September 2024 Athlone

The Decider Skills Training 9th & 10th September 2024 Athlone



IASLT are delighted to bring you this opportunity to attend this 2 day in person "The Decider" Training event happening in The Athlone Springs Hotel, Athlone on the 9th & 10th September 2024 - 9am - 16:30 both days.

This is an interdisciplinary event. IASLT are collaborating with IASW, AOTI, SCI 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. Before registering your interest in attending this course; please read the Terms and Conditions for attending publicly funded CPD events here


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
  • Mindfulness
  • 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:

  1. Be able to implement The Decider in practice
  2. Run groups in order to teach clients Decider skills
  3. Use the Decider website to access resources /teaching materials as required
  4. Use Decider skills on a one to one therapy basis
  5. Integrate Decider skills to other mental health therapy areas.
Supported by funding from NHSCP

The Decider Skills Training 9th & 10th September 2024 - Athlone

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Supported by funding from NHSCP

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Supported by funding from NHSCP

The Decider Skills Training 9th & 10th September 2024 - Athlone


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Supported by funding from NHSCP

The Decider Skills Training 9th & 10th September 2024 - Athlone


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Supported by funding from NHSCP

The Decider Skills Training 9th & 10th September 2024 - Athlone

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IMPORTANT: Please read all the following pre-registration information before you proceed to register your interest in booking a place on this course using the button that appears at the end of page

Please take the time to read the Terms and Conditions for attending CPD events. You may view them here

If you are registering your interest for this course:

  • This course is open to IASLT members and non-members.
  • As this course is funded by the NHSCP office, for prioritisation you must be working in a  publicly funded health service
  • It is the applicant’s responsibility to make sure that the training course fulfils a CPD need identified as part of their own CPD planning.
  • You must commit to attending the entire day.
  • You must observe the cancellation policy.

This event has a limited number of places, the cost per attendee is significantly subsidised by funding from the National HSCP Office, applicants must give a minimum 10 days notice of cancellation, by emailing

This notice is required so that we can reallocate cancelled places.

Failure to give 10 days notice will result in:

  • Exclusion from further HSE funded CPD events for minimum 12 months.
  • Requirement to reimburse the FULL cost of the course.

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If you are not already registered as an IASLT User or Member you will have the option to register as a User or Member when you click on the Log-in Button which will appear below. The process of becoming a user is free and only takes a few minutes.

When you are logged in as a member or user, a 'Register Your Interest' button will appear at the bottom of this page.

You must complete all the questions that will appear on the screen when you click on Register your Interest 

You will be contacted if you are approved for this course with a payment link.

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