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Thu, Jun 08


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Using Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) Skills to Help System Involved Youth with Emotion Regulation

Maggie Mullen, LCSW, DBT-LBC

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Using Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) Skills to Help System Involved Youth with Emotion Regulation
Using Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) Skills to Help System Involved Youth with Emotion Regulation

Time & Location

Jun 08, 2023, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM PDT

Online Event

About the Event

Maggie Mullen

Training Description

This training will outline the basics of Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), an evidence-based practice for emotion dysregulation that can help system involved youth become more mindful as they simultaneously work on improving interpersonal relationships, tolerating distress, and regulating intense emotions. This presentation will introduce practical applications of DBT with system involved youth through discussion, vignettes, video clips, and opportunities to practice. By examining the four modules of DBT (distress tolerance, emotional regulation, mindfulness, and interpersonal effectiveness), participants will learn how to apply DBT concepts and principles to help improve outcomes for system involved youth. There will be an emphasis on practical skill building strategies derived from DBT which can be used in efforts to support system involved youth, rather than on building a full DBT program.

Learning Objectives

· Participants will be able to explain the foundational theory of DBT as an evidence-based practice to support emotion regulation.

· Participants will be able to identify and apply at least 3 characteristics of DBT communication styles which can build stronger relationships with system involved youth.

· Participants will be able to apply at least 2 basic DBT strategies to disrupt patterns of emotion dysregulation in system involved youth.


1:00-1:05pm Mindfulness practice

1:05-1:25pm What is DBT? Goals of DBT, Assumptions

1:25-1:55pm  Utilizing DBT’s Style: Irreverence, Self-disclosure, Radical Genuineness

1:55-2:10pm Mindfulness

2:10-2:25pm  Break (CEUs will not be offered for this time)

2:25-2:55pm Distress Tolerance

2:55-3:25pm  Emotion Regulation

3:25-3:50pm  Interpersonal Effectiveness

3:50-4:00pm  Wrap-up

Meet Our Trainer

Maggie Mullen, LCSW, DBT-LBC (they/them) is a clinical social worker, national trainer, community activist, and author of The Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills Workbook for Psychosis. Maggie specializes in culturally responsive, evidence-based care for psychotic spectrum disorders, trauma and PTSD, the LBGTQ+ community, and formerly incarcerated people. Maggie has worked as a provider of individual and group therapy, client advocacy, and clinical case management services for racially and economically diverse populations in settings such as non-profits, health care companies, prisons, and county agencies. As a training director at Kaiser Permanente, they take great pride in mentoring, training, and supervising the next generation of social workers. You can find them online at

This course meets the qualifications for (2.75) 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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