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Implementing a DBT Program in a Community Mental Health System (Part 3)

11.11.2020 - Implementing a DBT Program in a Community Mental Health System Part 3

This feature by Gwen Abney-Cunningham, LMSW is the final part of a three-part series about implementing a DBT program in a Community Mental Health system. Through this series, Gwen has addressed some of the questions that her own team or other programs have struggled with in their experiences. In the first part, Gwen began with some basic questions around what it looks like to provide DBT in a community setting. In the second part, we addressed phone coaching (during and after hours), having “on call” systems, and reducing burn out for clinicians. Today, we wrap up with a shorter final segment about staying within a clinician’s personal limits and what keeps clinicians doing DBT in a CMH system.

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Implementing a DBT Program in a Community Mental Health System (Part 2)

10.28.2020 - Implementing a DBT Program in a Community Mental Health System Part 2

This feature by Gwen Abney-Cunningham, LMSW is Part 2 of 3 in a series about implementing a DBT program in a Community Mental Health system. Through this series, Gwen will address some of the questions that her own team or other programs have struggled with in their experiences. In the first part, Gwen began with some basic questions around what it looks like to provide DBT in a community setting. In this part, we will address phone coaching (during and after hours), having “on call” systems, and reducing burn out for clinicians.

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Implementing a DBT Program in a Community Mental Health System (Part 1)

Implementing a DBT Program in a Community Mental Health System (Part 1)

This feature by Gwen Abney-Cunningham, LMSW is Part 1 of 3 in a series about implementing a DBT program in a Community Mental Health system. Through this series, Gwen will address some of the questions that her own team or other programs have struggled with in their experiences. In this first part, Gwen begins with some basic questions around what it looks like to provide DBT in a community setting.

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We Are All Connected Mindfully (Part 2)

We Are All Connected Mindfully part 2

This feature by Fragiskos Gonidakis is Part 2 of 2 in a series about the experience of a therapist in Greece during the COVID-19 pandemic. In the first part, Fragiskos explored what happened pre-quarantine. Now, in part 2, Fragiskos discusses the quarantine and the initial experience of returning from quarantine.

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Understanding Dialectical Behavior Therapy for Children (Part 3)

Understanding Dialectical Behavior Therapy for Children part 3

This feature by Francheska Perepletchikova, PhD is Part 3 of 3 in a series about understanding DBT-C, presented in a question and answer format. In the first part, we defined DBT-C, addressed the target population and the most frequent diagnosis, and examined how symptoms may differ from other disorders. In the second part, we explored how emotional dysregulation develops, what kind of parenting is needed, and the main goals and primary treatment targets of DBT-C. Now, we wrap up with part 3, in which Francheska gives an example of how DBT-C hierarchy is applied during a session, as well as an example of a child-friendly modification to standard model DBT. She will also talk more about therapy-interfering behaviors, secondary treatment targets, and the main mechanists of change.

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Understanding Dialectical Behavior Therapy for Children (Part 2)

Understanding Dialectical Behavior Therapy for Children part 2

This feature by Francheska Perepletchikova, PhD is Part 2 of 3 in a series about understanding DBT-C, presented in a question and answer format. In the first part, we defined DBT-C, addressed the target population and the most frequent diagnosis, and examined how symptoms may differ from other disorders. In this second part, we will explore how emotional dysregulation develops, what kind of parenting is needed, and the main goals and primary treatment targets of DBT-C.

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Understanding Dialectical Behavior Therapy for Children (Part 1)

Understanding Dialectical Behavior Therapy for Children part 1

This feature by Francheska Perepletchikova, PhD is Part 1 of 3 in a series about understanding DBT-C, presented in a question and answer format. In this first part, we define DBT-C, address the target population and the most frequent diagnosis, and examine how symptoms may differ from other disorders.

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Observing Limits During the Time of Pandemic (Part 2)

Observing Limits During the Time of Pandemic (Part 2)

This feature by Cedar Koons is Part 2 of 2 in a series about observing limits during the time of the pandemic. In the first part, we looked at why it is important to observe limits at this time to maintain equilibrium and avoid burnout, as well as the kinds of demands that may currently make life more strenuous for DBT therapists and our patients. In part 2, Cedar further examines the last three procedures.

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Observing Limits During the Time of Pandemic (Part 1)

6.24.2020 - Observing Limits During the Time of Pandemic part 1

This feature by Cedar Koons is Part 1 of 2 in a series about observing limits during the time of the pandemic. In this first part, we look at why it is important to observe limits at this time to maintain equilibrium and avoid burnout, as well as the kinds of demands that may currently make life more strenuous for DBT therapists and our patients.

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