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For each approach, we will introduce the rationale and provide an overview of what they look like in practice. We will emphasise how school counsellors can make use of the strategies of goal setting, targeting hierarchy, validation, chain analysis and ‘on the fly’ coaching. We will introduce the concept of skills training and its use in coaching. If time permits we will teach two or three core DBT skills.
This training is relevant for a range of school and health professionals working with young people in middle and high school contexts who are interested in learning more about the application of DBT in schools. It will be especially relevant when those young people have complex problems relating to emotion/emotion dysregulation including suicidal, self-injurious and other life threatening behaviour. It is relevant to school teachers, guidance counsellors, educational psychologists and other psychologists and counsellors working directly with youth and their families, as well as those in secondary roles supporting front-line staff.
Rathus, JH, Miller, AL. and Linehan, MM. (2007) Dialectical Behavior Therapy with Suicidal Adolescents. The Guilford Press, New York, NY
Dr Elizabeth Dexter-Mazza, PsyD
Dr. Elizabeth Dexter-Mazza is a licensed psychologist, certified DBT therapist, and co-author of the DBT Skills in Schools: Skills Training and Emotional Problem Solving for Adolescents (DBT STEPS-A) social emotional learning curriculum for middle and high school students. She received her doctoral degree from the School of Professional Psychology at Pacific University in 2004. Dr. Dexter-Mazza completed her predoctoral internship with Dr. Alec Miller at the Montefiore Medical Center, and her postdoctoral fellowship under the direction of Dr. Marsha Linehan at the Behavioral Research and Therapy Clinics (BRTC) at the University of Washington. Dr. Dexter-Mazza is the President and Co-founder of Mazza Consulting and Psychological Services, PLLC in Seattle, Washington where she provides psychotherapy services to adolescents, adults and families. Additionally, Dr. Dexter-Mazza provides DBT consultation and training to schools and mental health providers both in the USA and internationally
You can contact us with any enquiries about this training.