With the rising rates of student mental health needs and barriers to accessible outpatient care, related services counselors have become the front lines of mental health intervention. As the needs of our students have increased significantly over the past decade, comprehensive, effective, and generalizable social-emotional interventions are of the utmost importance. Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is a multimodal intervention that teaches students targeted skills to increase mindfulness, regulate emotions, decrease impulsive behaviors, think flexibly, and improve interpersonal skills. The skills-based nature of DBT provides a universal platform that allows for the instruction and generalization of skills across diagnostic and learning profiles. This workshop will provide an overview of DBT theory, principles, and skills and its adaptation as a school-based intervention. The differentiation of CBT and DBT strategies will also be highlighted.
This is a recorded session from the Hill Country Summer Institute 2022 conference, which may be viewed anytime 6/22/22 through 8/15/22. This recorded session has a short quiz following the recording in order to give asynchronous credit.
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eCampus CEs: 3.0 Hours
NASP CPDs: 3.0 Hours
About Our Presenter: Dr. Alycia Dadd is Assistant Director of Consultation Services at CBC of Westchester/NYC. She is a licensed psychologist and certified school psychologist (New York and Connecticut). Previously Dr. Dadd worked for 13 years in public schools and currently provides training and consultation to several school districts implementing Dialectical Behavior Therapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. She has received extensive training in DBT, CBT, and MST. Dr. Dadd earned her master’s degree in School Psychology from Teachers College – Columbia University and her PhD from Fordham University. Her doctoral dissertation focused on delivery and evaluation outcomes of a school-based DBT program. She has helped create several specialized programs for students with anxiety, depression, self-injurious behaviors, drug use, OCD, ADHD, eating disorders, Autism Spectrum Disorders, executive function deficits, and neurological impairments. At CBC, she provides direct individual, family, and group therapy using evidence-based treatments. She has led trainings on a range of topics from teacher burnout to risk assessment. She has served on school climate committees, crisis teams, developed district-wide social-emotional guiding principles, and was honored by her district (2016) for creating innovative and evidence-based social-emotional programs.