DBT in Detail: Teaching the Emotion Regulation Skills (Recorded)


Note: This is a 4-hour recorded workshop. After you sign up, you’ll receive a link to stream the video on Zoom as well as instructions for completing a written post-test (required for CE credit).

Emotion Regulation (ER) is one of the four primary skill areas of Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT). Difficulty regulating emotions is at the root of many clients’ experiences of distress and problematic patterns. DBT ER skills teach clients basic knowledge of how emotions can function in ways that are helpful, healthy, and understandable (a foreign concept to many clients who grew up with dysregulated family systems or other traumatic childhood experiences). Then using that emotional awareness, teach skills to help clients assess whether their emotion fits a situation, effectively change various emotions (increase or decrease), decrease emotional vulnerability/increase resilience, and utilize steps for letting go of “stuck” emotions.

This workshop will review the goals for the DBT emotion regulation module and then teach each of the ER skills. Drs. Edwards and Santorelli will use case examples from DBT groups as well as individual therapy cases to illustrate how skills are taught to clients, how clients utilize skills to regulate emotions in a variety of situations, common barriers to practicing skills, and tips for teaching each skill most effectively or troubleshooting difficulties.

Learning Objectives

  • List the goals for the DBT Emotion Regulation skills module.
  • Illustrate the DBT model of emotions and how it connects to the use of skills to regulate emotions.
  • Demonstrate ways to teach clients to increase or decrease common emotions.
  • Explain the factors that reduce emotional vulnerability and build emotional resilience.
  • Demonstrate the DBT process of letting go of a painful emotion.

Continuing Education Credit – 4 Hours

  • APA – Avant Training is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Avant Training maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
  • GSCSW –  This workshop is approved for Core CE hours through the Georgia Society for Clinical Social Work.
  • LPC, LMFT- Related hours

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Cancellation Policy

Please note that there are no refunds offered for recorded workshops. Send us an email at admin@avant-training.com if you have any questions before you register.