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The effective use of dialectical behaviour therapy in clinical practice with adolescents

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Dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT) is an evidence-based approach for treating emotion regulation issues, originally developed for adults but adapted for adolescents. This training aims to equip professionals with the core DBT skills and concepts tailored and adjusted for addressing adolescents’ developmental needs and emotion regulation challenges, focusing on:

  • Foundations of DBT for adolescents
  • DBT skills toolkit for teens
  • Bring DBT to life
  • Overcoming ambivalence with DBT

Participants will gain comprehensive knowledge and practical skills to effectively implement DBT with adolescent clients. They will learn to concisely articulate the core DBT principles and skills tailored for this age group. Additionally, they will develop expertise in facilitating psychoeducation sessions, enabling adolescents to understand and embrace DBT principles and skills. Participants will also acquire strategies to translate the DBT philosophy and skill set into practical, real-life applications, empowering adolescents to integrate these valuable tools into their daily lives.