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Fri, Aug 09


Online Event

Emotion Regulation and System-Involved Youth

Brooke Haley, PhD

Emotion Regulation and System-Involved Youth
Emotion Regulation and System-Involved Youth

Time & Location

Aug 09, 2024, 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM PDT

Online Event

About the Event

Brooke Haley, PhD

Training Description

This training will help participants understand the effects of emotion dysregulation on system-involved youth. They will also learn the treatment modalities which best support emotion regulation. The four modules of Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (Mindfulness, Interpersonal effectiveness, Emotion Regulation and Distress Tolerance) will all be taught with a strong emphasis on Emotion Regulation skills. There will also be a focus on how Cognitive Behavioral Therapy skills can help system-involved youth (SIY) to regulate their emotions.  Participants will be given skills training worksheets that can be used with SIY and their families.

Learning Objectives

Participants will be able to:

  • Identify 4 reasons why system-involved youth and families may struggle with emotion dysregulation.
  • Identify 3 mental health issues caused by emotion dysregulation.
  • Acquire at least 4 skills that can be used to increase a system-involved youth’s or their caregiver’s ability to regulate emotion.


9:00-9:30am  Introduction

· My experience working with clients who struggle with emotion regulation

· Participants share what they want to learn from training

9:30-10:00am  How Emotion Dysregulation Can Present in SIY

· Emotion Outbursts/Turbulent Relationships

· Self-Harm

· Addiction

· Eating Disorders

10:00-10:30am  Reasons System-Involved Youth can Struggle with Emotion Regulation

  • Trauma
  • No Role Modeling
  • Attachment Issues/Family Dynamics
  • Addiction in Home

10:30-11:00am  Introduction to Types of therapy that Help with Emotion Regulation

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT): History and uses
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT): History and uses

11:00am-12:00pm  DBT Emotion Regulation Skills Training

  • Regulating emotions and increasing the ability to change or reduce the intensity of emotional responses
  • Learning the function of emotions
  • Checking the facts: checking the interpretations that can prompt negative emotions
  • Strengthening skills to change emotional responses
  • Reducing unwanted emotions with opposite action and problem solving
  • Addressing vulnerability to intense emotions

12:00-12:30pm  Lunch Break (CE hours will not be offered for this time)

12:30-1:00pm  DBT Skills (the 3 other modules)

  • Mindfulness
  • Interpersonal Effectiveness
  • Distress Tolerance

1:00-1:45pm  CBT Skills

  • Cognitive Distortions
  • Evidence Log
  • Fact or Opinion
  • The Cognitive Triangle

1:45-2:00pm  Video on DBT and Emotion Regulation

2:00-2:30pm  Interactive Exercise

  • Vignette of SIY struggling with emotion dysregulation
  • Discussion of what coping skills/techniques would help

2:30pm-3:00pm  Questions & Answers, Wrap-up

Meet Our Trainer

Brooke Hailey, PhD, is a licensed marriage and family therapist. She completed her undergraduate work at New York University and then received her masters from Antioch University and her PhD from Pacifica Graduate Institute. She has been in private practice in Los Angeles for more than twenty years. She is also the owner and clinical director of New Directions, an intensive outpatient program for eating disorders. Brooke works with adults, adolescents, couples and families. Though she specializes in the treatment of eating disorders, Brooke works with clients who have a variety of issues from depression, anxiety and addiction to relationship issues.

This course meets the qualifications for (5.5) 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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