course »DBT Series: Skills Only

, 9:00 am—1:00 pm
County: Alameda County
CEUs: 4
Location: Oakland
Sponsor: Fred Finch Youth & Family Services
Phone: 510-482-2244
Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) is a treatment created by Marsha Linehan, Ph.D., designed specifically for individuals with self-harm behaviors and/or suicidal thoughts or urges. DBT is a complex intervention with many layers that are explained in the workshop “DBT- The Basics”. This workshop – “DBT: Skills Only”, is designed for participants who are familiar with the Basics and want to focus in on the skills DBT teaches to help clients learn how to be mindful, get through a painful moment, learn from their emotions, and learn how to create healthy relationships for themselves. These skills are taught to clients of all ages and can be applied to clients who are not in a full DBT treatment setting. By learning DBT skills, the clinician can broaden their clinical toolkits while also helping teach clients how to create a life worth living.

  • Gain a basic understanding of the DBT theory 
  • Learn the client conceptualization of DBT patients 
  • Learn an overview of the DBT skills – what they are and how they benefit clients
  • Learn strategies that assist with teaching skills in class setting and in individual sessions
  • Provide opportunities to experience skills in vivo 
  • Learn additional resources for working with this population