DBT Skills in Clinical Practice The training will explore mindfulness, emotional regulation, distress tolerance, radical acceptance, and interpersonal effectiveness, and walking the Middle Path, a fifth component of DBT used with adolescents. Participants will learn how to use validation skills to help keep clients committed to the therapeutic process. Chain analysis of behaviors will be discussed, which helps to identify behavioral patterns and the DBT skills that promote change. Participants will learn how to apply DBT principles in their personal clinical practice settings. Examples of group exercises and content application will be provided. By attending this presentation, the participants will have a better understanding of DBT concepts and terminology. Ways to apply the therapy to individual practice will be illuminated, which are the techniques that are best practices with people who have come from invalidating or abusive environments. This training will be conducted in an interactive learning environment using PowerPoint, video, case examples and exercises to illustrate teaching points. Objectives
1. Gain knowledge of how skills training fits into comprehensive treatment of DBT.
2. Explain dialectic dilemmas and their application in therapy.
3. Describe Core Mindfulness Skills.
4. Use Mindfulness Skills in professional setting and daily life.
5. Demonstrate and teach Interpersonal Effectiveness Skills to clients.
6. Utilize Distress Tolerance Skills/ problem solve clients’ reluctance to use the skill.
7. Use Emotion Regulation Skills to help clients better regulate their emotions.
8. Define and apply Validation Skills.
9. Apply Walking the Middle Path Skills with adolescents and their parents.
10. Prepare a Chain Analysis of behaviors using six steps.