Getting Started in DBT, Part 2:
Emotion Regulation, Interpersonal Effectiveness and Coaching-In-Crisis
Friday, December 14, 2012
9:00AM to 4:00PM
Jennifer Eaton, M.S.
This training is the second in a 3-part series that provides comprehensive training in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT). Participants may attend any individual training or may register for all 3 and receive a $50 discount.
Part One of this 3-part series presented a brief overview of DBT theory, structure and application of the core mindfulness and distress tolerance skills. This session will discuss how to develop and run DBT Skills training groups and will focus on the Emotion Regulation and Interpersonal Effectiveness skills. These skills are critical components of the client’s ability to develop satisfying relationships and enhance the person’s overall recovery. Participants will develop an in-depth understanding of these skills. Numerous practical examples of these skill will be demonstrated.
In addition, the treatment intervention of Coaching will be discussed in detail. Coaching is a unique element of DBT that supports the client’s practice of the DBT skills in their natural evironment. The specific methods and protocols of DBT coaching will be reviewed along with anticipating and avoiding the potential problems.
Following this training the participants will understand:
- Developing adn implementing a DBT skills training group
- The theory and application of the Emotion Regulation skills
- The theory and application of the Interpersonal Effectiveness skills
- The theory and application of Coaching
About The Presenter
Jennifer Eaton, M.S., LMHC, is the Director of DBT Services for The Bridge of Central Massachusetts, Inc. She oversees multiple DBT projects including residential and outreach DBT programs that serve emotionally disturbed adolescents and young adults, mentally ill adults, adult women with physical disabilities and traumatic brain injury, and adults with developmental disabilities.
Ms. Eaton, holds a masters degree in clinical psychology. In addition, she was intensively trained in DBT by Dr. Charles Swenson and completed Advanced Intensive Training taught by Dr. Marsha Linehan, the developer of DBT. Ms. Eaton has presented numerous times at the annual ISITDBT Conference, and at various local and national conferences.
Ms. Eaton has consulted and trained staff and administrators at the Massachusetts Department of Youth Services, the New York State Office of Mental Retardation, the Alabama Mentoring Network, and various public school and outpatient clinics.