course »Introducing the Benefits of Dialectical Behavioral Therapy Interpersonal Effectiveness Skills for System Involved Youth

Date: 4/27/2023, 11:00 am—3:00 pm
County: -Training Offerings
CEUs: 3.75
Sponsor: Fred Finch Youth & Family Services
Phone: 510-482-2244
This training is designed to help those who support system involved youth adapt and teach the Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) interpersonal effectiveness skills to system-involved youth (SIY) which can be used in situations most relevant to the youth. Participants will learn the skills of Clarifying Priorities, DEAR MAN, GIVE, FAST and Factors to Consider, with an emphasis on the systems within and power dynamics under which SIY are often operating. Role play demonstrations will be used to model how to teach youth these skills and apply them to specific situations they may encounter as generated by attendees. We will also discuss strategies to support system involved youth in balancing their objective goals with self-respect, and the use of “being effective instead of being right” as a short-term strategy towards achieving long-term goals.