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DBT Skills for Adolescents

Presented By Michele Galietta, PhD
Michele Galietta, PhD

20 hours | 20 CEs

This on-demand professional training program on DBT Skills for Adolescents is presented by Michele Galietta, PhD.

The DBT Skills Training program is an excellent means of training new team members and milieu/line staff and strengthening existing team members’ skills. This training program focuses on Skills Training in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT). Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is a comprehensive cognitive-behavioral treatment that is increasingly being used in a variety of health settings. Comprehensive DBT has been found to have great practical utility for the reduction of violence and self-harm. DBT Skills are an essential component of comprehensive DBT, and some evidence suggests that skills alone, with case management, may be efficacious for less acute individuals as well. The primary focus of this program will be the content and delivery of the skills component of DBT with an emphasis on relevant adaptations for forensic clients (e.g., substance abuse, skills for reducing violence & obsessional thinking).

Throughout the program, didactic presentations with relevant case examples will alternate with participant practice of DBT skills. This program will contain a discussion of strategies for successful implementation and interactive discussion with participants about the potential application of DBT Skills to their settings/populations. Participants will learn how to apply and teach the effective DBT skills of Core Mindfulness, Interpersonal Effectiveness, Distress Tolerance, and Emotion Regulation. Participants will also learn how to apply and teach the effective DBT skills of Core Mindfulness, Interpersonal Effectiveness, Distress Tolerance, and Emotion Regulation.

Intended Audience

This on-demand professional training program is intended for mental health and other allied professionals

Experience Level

This on-demand professional training program is appropriate for beginner, intermediate, and advanced level clinicians.

CE / CPD Credit

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Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this program you will be able to:

Describe the rationale for skills training & the skills component of DBT

Demonstrate how to set up and run skills training groups & how to conduct homework review

Describe how to use behavioral strategies to enhance participation in skills groups

Describe Skills in the areas of Mindfulness, Distress Tolerance, Interpersonal Effectiveness, and Emotion Regulation

Describe strategies for successful implementation into specific settings/populations

Describe the elements of Skills Coaching

Describe the importance of behavioral rehearsal Skills Training Groups

Describe didactics with relevant case examples


Presented By

Michele Galietta, PhD

Dr. Michele Galietta is an Associate Professor of Psychology at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, the City University of New York, where she served as Director of the Clinical Psychology Ph.D. Program from 2005-2013. Dr. Galietta is a researcher and clinician specializing in the training, a...


1. Introduction - Part 1

2. Introduction - Part 2

3. Orienting

4. Core Mindfulness Skills

5. Distress Tolerance - Part 1

6. Distress Tolerance - Part 2

7. Homework Review: Half Smile

8. Middle Path Skills

9. Emotional Regulation

10. Interpersonal Effectiveness

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