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Thu, Aug 04


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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

Aug 04, 2022, 1:30 PM – 4:30 PM PDT

Online Event

About the Event

Maggie Mullen, LCSW, DBT-LBC

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), 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

· Describe the foundational theory of DBT, an evidence-based practice to support emotion regulation

· Utilize DBT’s style of radical genuineness, validation, and irreverence to build stronger relationships with system involved youth

· Apply basic DBT strategies to disrupt patterns of emotion dysregulation in system involved youth


1:30-1:35pm  Mindfulness practice

1:35-2:00pm  What is DBT? Goals of DBT, Assumptions

2:00-2:30pm  Utilizing DBT’s Style: Irreverence, Self-disclosure, Radical Genuineness

2:30-2:45pm  Mindfulness

2:45-3:00pm  Break (CEUs will not be offered for this time)

3:00-3:30pm  Distress Tolerance

3:30-4:00pm  Emotion Regulation

4:00-4:20pm  Interpersonal Effectiveness

4:20-4:30pm  Evaluation

Meet Our Trainers

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 CEUs 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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