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DBT Skills Training for Adolescents


DBT Skills Training for Adolescents


This course will provide an overview of DBT as it relates to the treatment of adolescents who struggle with emotion dysregulation, self-injurious behaviors, suicidal ideation, and other emotional, mood, and behavioral issues. The course addresses the structure of the DBT treatment model and the biosocial theory and dialectical philosophy upon which it is based. The course focuses on material from the DBT Skills Training Manual, along with skills training handouts and worksheets. This presentation gives mental health practitioners an inside look at the advantages of using DBT with adolescents, with pragmatic suggestions on how to integrate DBT interventions.

Learning Objectives

  1. Describe the structure of the DBT treatment model and the biosocial theory
  2. Identify the four primary interventions utilized in DBT
  3. Identify the four DBT skills modules and distinguish the goals of each module.

Presented By: Alyson Orcena, LMFT, Executive Clinical Director

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