, 9:00 am—1:00 pm
County: Alameda County
Sponsor: Fred Finch Youth & Family Services
Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) is a treatment created by Marsha Linehan, Ph.D., designed specifically for individuals with self-harm behaviors such as cutting or burning, suicide thoughts, urges to suicide, and suicide attempts. Many clients with these behaviors meet the criteria for the diagnosis of Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD). DBT integrates Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness and Compassion. Mindfulness has been around for thousands of years but has gained momentum as a powerful clinical tool for the last 15 years and yet, it can still be a mystery to young clinicians. This interactive workshop will focus on learning more about what mindfulness is and how it can be a healing process used to serve youth and young adults with intense emotional experiences. Multiple mindfulness exercises will be presented in small and large groups.
• Gain an understanding of the DBT theory
• Gain an understanding of Mindfulness
• Learn strategies that assist with teaching Mindfulness in a group setting and in individual sessions
• Provide opportunities to experience skills in vivo