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Thu, Mar 09


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Coping with Uncertainty: DBT Skills for Managing the Chaos of Life for System Involved Youth

Ashley Maliken, PhD

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Coping with Uncertainty: DBT Skills for Managing the Chaos of Life for System Involved Youth
Coping with Uncertainty: DBT Skills for Managing the Chaos of Life for System Involved Youth

Time & Location

Mar 09, 2023, 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM PST

Online Event

About the Event

Ashley Maliken, PhD

Training Description

This training is designed to help providers expand their coping skills toolbox, both to support themselves in doing the work of supporting system involved youth, and in supporting the youth with whom they work to be more effective navigating the stressors of life. We will begin by reviewing the sequelae of experiences system involved youth and those who support them may have that suggest the need for increased coping, before presenting information and data on resilience. We will then work through various DBT skills that can help decrease, tolerate, and manage the chaos and stressors of daily life. Skills will be modeled and practiced throughout.

Learning Objectives

· Participants will be able to describe 3 behaviorally specific experiences they or the system involved youth they support have that may be indicative of poorly managed stress.

· Participants will be able to identify the 5 components of Seligman’s PERMA model.

· Participants will be able to identify and explain the 9 aspects of the ABC PLEASE skill.


9:00 – 9:30am: Introductions, review objectives, mindfulness exercise

9:30 – 10:15am: review common stress responses

- Articulate difference between normative stress responses and less typical responses/psychopathology

10:15 – 10:45am: The role of race, racism, and minority stress in complicating provider and youth experiences

10:45 - 11:00am: Break (CE hours will not be offered for this time)

11:00 – 11:30am: review resilience, positive psychology and Seligman’s PERMA model as it relates to system involved youth and those who support them.

11:30am – 12:15pm: Skills to enhance resilience


- Check the Facts

12:15 – 1:00pm: Skills to cope with Crisis


- Accepts

- Radical Acceptance

Meet Our Trainer

Ashley Maliken is a licensed clinical psychologist with an expertise in providing evidence-based treatments to adolescents, young adults and their families. She specializes in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Dialectical Behavior Therapy, and is DBT-LBC certified. Dr. Maliken earned her doctorate from the University of Washington, where she also completed an adolescent health fellowship in leadership and education through an interdisciplinary program sponsored by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau. Her postdoctoral research centered on helping SIY utilize DBT skills to navigate interpersonal challenges as related to sexual health. Before becoming Acting Director of Training and Quality Assurance at the Portland DBT Institute in Portland, Oregon, Dr. Maliken was an Associate Professor at UCSF and Associate Director of Training for the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship.

This course meets the qualifications for (3.75) BBS CE hours for LCSWs, LMFTs, LPCCs, and LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences & is provided by Fred Finch Youth Center, CAMFT Provider #045295.

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