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DBT Skills For Emotional & Behavioral Disorders In Children & Adolescents
Author: Pat Harvey, LCSW - C, ACSW
Publisher: Premier Education Solutions 2009
Length: 5 CD(s)
Media Type: Seminar on Audio CD
Duration: 6 hours, 15 minutes
Item: CDR041215

Price : $139.99

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NOTE: The seminar manual, CE information, and CE test are contained on disc #1 in PDF format. To access these documents, play disc #1 in your computer. For the audio presentation, begin playing disc #1 in your CD player.

DBT has been proven effective for individuals with a variety of behavioral concerns including impulsivity, substance abuse, eating disorders and self-injurious behaviors. It has also been shown to work effectively with adolescents and their families. This seminar recording will show you how to use DBT effectively to teach children and adolescents to safely manage their emotions and the resulting behaviors.

Listen to this seminar recording  and engage children and adolescents in an accepting therapeutic environment that will enable them to learn effective behaviors and responses to intense emotions. Learn DBT skills that will help them lessen the impact of emotional/behavioral difficulties such as aggression, ADHD, impulsivity, substance abuse and self-injury.

Pat Harvey LCSW-C, ACSW is a clinical expert in applying DBT to emotional and behavior disorders. She is the author of the just-released book Parenting a Child Who Has Intense Emotions: Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills to Help Your Child Regulate Emotional Outbursts and Aggressive Behaviors (New Harbinger, 2009).

  • Utilize DBT skills to develop an effective therapeutic environment
  • Apply emotion regulation skills to help children recognize, acknowledge and regulate their emotions and behaviors
  • Use distress tolerance skills to coach children when they are emotionally and behaviorally dysregulated
  • Use DBT skills to help children who are impulsive, aggressive, anxious, substance abusing, depressed, manic or self-injurious
  • Minimize the impact of emotional intensity and behavioral problems in all areas of a child's life
  • Practice mindfulness exercises with children and adolescents to teach children and adolescents self-awareness


DBT to Engage Children and Adolescents
  • Early On
    1. Selling DBT, selling the need for change
    2. The BioSocial Theory and Emotion Dysregulation
    3. Stages of treatment
    4. Groups vs. Individual treatment
  • DBT Assumptions
  • Validation
  • Nonjudgemental language
  • Function of dysfunctional behaviors
  • Safer, more functional behaviors
  • Minimizing power struggles
  • Prioritizing and conceptualizing treatment
  • Behavior Analysis and Chain Analysis
  • Change Strategies
    1. Skills Training
    2. Contingency Management
    3. Cognitive Modification
    4. Exposure

Skills Training and Other Change Strategies for Children and Adolescents
  • Mindfulness
    1. Exercises to calm down and manage anxiety
    2. Develop self-awareness
    3. Mindfulness for ADHD, anxiety disorders, and mood disorders
  • Distress Tolerance/Calming Techniques
    1. Developing skills charts
    2. Skills for when they are overwhelmed with emotion
    3. Skills with kids who are impulsive, substance abusing and/or self-injurious/suicidal
  • Emotion Regulation/Cognitive Modification
  • Interpersonal Effectiveness
  • Behavioral strategies
    1. Effective contracts for children
    2. Contingency management
    3. Skills for kids with aggressive behaviors
  • Generalizing skills
    1. Coaching in crisis
    2. Diary Cards
    3. Homework
  • Other issues and considerations
    1. Home environment and creating healthy family patterns
    2. Working with the school environment


Pat Harvey, LCSW-C, ACSW is a licensed clinical social worker who specializes in the treatment of children and adolescents with a wide range of issues and is the author of Parenting a Child Who Has Intense Emotions: Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills to Help Your Child Regulate Emotional Outbursts and Aggressive Behaviors (New Harbinger, 2009). She has worked with children, adolescents and adults in a variety of treatment settings and has been using DBT for the past decade. The DBT group residence Pat created in Massachusetts won an APA Gold Award for community programming. Since moving to Maryland, Pat coaches and supports parents, siblings and family members of individuals with emotion dysregulation/mental illness. She consults and trains therapists, mental health professionals and paraprofessionals in the use of DBT skills in many venues. She is the Public Policy Consultant to NAMI MD, where she writes and delivers testimony focused on issues related to children and adults with mental illness.



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COUNSELORS: CMI Education Institute, Inc. is recognized by the National Board for Certified Counselors to offer continuing education for National Certified Counselors. Provider #: 5637. We adhere to NBCC Continuing Education Guidelines. This self-study package qualifies for 6.25 contact hours.

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PSYCHOLOGISTS: CMI Education Institute, Inc. is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. CMI Education Institute, Inc. maintains responsibility for these materials and their content. CMI Education Institute, Inc. is offering these self-study materials for 6.0 hours of continuing education credit.

MARRIAGE & FAMILY THERAPISTS: This activity consists of 6.25 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please save the course outline, the certificate of completion you receive from the activity and contact your state board or organization to determine specific filing requirements.

ADDICTION COUNSELORS: CMI Education Institute, Inc. is a Provider approved by NAADAC Approved Education Provider Program. Provider #: 00131. This self-study package qualifies for 7.5 contact hours.

NURSES/NURSE PRACTITIONERS/CLINICAL NURSE SPECIALISTS: This self-study package meets the criteria for a formally approved American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) Activity. CMI Education Institute, Inc, is an approved sponsor by the American Psychological Association, which is recognized by the ANCC for behavioral health related activities.

This self-study material qualifies for 6.0 contact hours.


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