Got DBT? Understanding and Applying Dialectical Behavior Therapy in Sex Offender Treatment, Parts I & II
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT; Linehan, 1993) is an empirically supported, skills based, cognitive-behavioral therapy used to treat a myriad of symptoms including chronic suicidality and self-harm, emotion dysregulation, reactive aggression and other mood dependent behaviors. Because of its emphasis on self-regulation and a wide range of problem behaviors, DBT can be readily applied to sex offender treatment programming. In this workshop, participants will learn about DBT’s method of conceptualizing and addressing client problems, important strategies for engaging offenders in treatment using this approach, and DBT skills. Important updates from the most recent DBT skills manual will also be addressed. be discussed.
Stinson, Jill D.; and Gonsalves, Valerie. 2016. Got DBT? Understanding and Applying Dialectical Behavior Therapy in Sex Offender Treatment, Parts I & II. Oral Presentation. Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers, Orlando, FL. https://www.atsa.com/pdfs/Conf2016/D-9.pdf