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Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Therapists as Writers

Book Review- “DBT Therapeutic Activity Ideas for Kids and Caregivers” by Dr. Debbie Jason

Dr. Jason is the co-founder and Clinical Director of Trauma Therapy CA, She is also a clinical psychologist for Orange County and a trainer for University of California - Los Angeles (UCLA)'s Center of Excellence. (This review is originally published on Dr. Jason's website.) DBT Therapeutic Activity Ideas for Kids - A Review Child therapy… Continue reading Book Review- “DBT Therapeutic Activity Ideas for Kids and Caregivers” by Dr. Debbie Jason

Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Therapist As Author Interview

Interview with Psychologist and Author, Dr. Kristin Webb, PsyD

Now that I have successfully written, published, and continue to market 5 books, I am using my skills to coach other therapists who want to follow their dreams of creating their own book. For any therapists reading this post who want to be a part of my venture, join our facebook group, Therapists As Writers,… Continue reading Interview with Psychologist and Author, Dr. Kristin Webb, PsyD

Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Therapists as Writers

My Interview by DBT Therapist and Author, Amanda Smith

I was extremely excited when Amanda Smith, DBT therapist and author, contacted me for an interview to post on her blog. Many of my clients love her DBT books, The Borderline Personality Disorder Wellness Planner for Families and The Dialectical Behavior Therapy Wellness Planner. I'm posting my interview and hope to post hers in the… Continue reading My Interview by DBT Therapist and Author, Amanda Smith

Webinar

Free Online Webinar for Psychotherapists: Using Dialectical Behavior Therapy Tools for Children, Ages 6 -12, and their Caregivers

A lot has changed in our lives since coronavirus! The majority of therapists have gone from seeing most of their clients in person to being thrown into teletherapy– seeing clients online. Because of this quick shift, I wanted to reach out to other therapists and offer a free DBT training specifically for the child population, ages 6-12.… Continue reading Free Online Webinar for Psychotherapists: Using Dialectical Behavior Therapy Tools for Children, Ages 6 -12, and their Caregivers

DBT Skills Group

Announcing: 2020 DBT Skills Group for Teens

2020 DBT SKILLS GROUP FOR TEENS  Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) skills group is for teens with depression, anxiety, self-harm behaviors, suicidal ideation, school pressure, and family or peer relationship issues. In this weekly group teens learn to regulate emotions, manage stress without making it worse, and get along better with others. The full DBT program… Continue reading Announcing: 2020 DBT Skills Group for Teens

Dialectical Behavior Therapy

Is Food Influencing My Child or Teen’s Mood? Using the DBT Skill, PLEASE

In times past, when a child or teen was suffering with anxiety, depression or other mental health issues we would just consider counseling and medicine. Now, we know how critical healthy, nutritious food is to the brain and it's role in our mood. The truth is, what we put in our body directly affects how… Continue reading Is Food Influencing My Child or Teen’s Mood? Using the DBT Skill, PLEASE

DBT Skills, Dialectical Behavior Therapy

DBT Skill, Turning the Mind; and DBT Skills for Parents and Teachers: Validation and Self Regulation

In DBT, there are two groups of skills that fall under the module, distress tolerance, crisis survival and reality acceptance. Today’s skill, turning the mind is a reality acceptance skill.  Let’s take a step back for a moment, and remind readers about distress tolerance. These skills help youth to bear pain, and to non-judgmentally accept… Continue reading DBT Skill, Turning the Mind; and DBT Skills for Parents and Teachers: Validation and Self Regulation

Attachment

When Young Adult Adoptees & Foster Kids Leave Home for The First Time

As the parent of a graduating adoptee or foster child, you probably have been pondering numerous choices as your teen finishes high school, such as which college, technical school, or community college to attend; financial aid and scholarships; room mates and living arrangements. As a therapist who specializes in adoption, foster care, and trauma; I… Continue reading When Young Adult Adoptees & Foster Kids Leave Home for The First Time

Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Uncategorized

My Favorite DBT Books

Dr. Marsha Linehan created DBT, or dialectical behavior therapy, in the 1980’s for adults with Borderline Personality disorder and suicidal thinking. DBT is now considered the gold standard treatment for many disorders including anxiety, depression, substance abuse and PTSD. In 2011, DBT was shown to be effective for the adolescent population. Currently, researchers are working… Continue reading My Favorite DBT Books