In this workshop participants will learn how to structure a DBT group, including orienting clients to group, providing guidelines to the group, and managing group interfering behaviors. The “change-based” skiills, interpersonal effectiveness and emotion regulation will be presented in the morning session. Interpersonal effectiveness skills teach clients how to assert themselves appropriately in interpersonal interactions and emotion regulation skills teach clients how to regulate intense emotions. The acceptance- based skills, mindfulness and distress tolerance will be presented in the afternoon. Distress tolerance skills teach clients how to tolerate a situation without making it worse. Mindfulness skills teach clients how to cognitively defuse from negative thoughts, emotions, and beliefs. Creative techniques, such as role play, video, experiential exercises will be used to teach the skills to clinicians.
Total of 6 CEUs.