DBT as a School-based Social Emotional Program

On October 1, 2020, CAS hosted a virtual workshop on Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) with Dr. Alec Miller, co-founder & clinical director of Cognitive & Behavioral Consultants.

DBT, a social-emotional intervention currently being implemented in over 70 schools throughout Connecticut and beyond, provides a comprehensive social-emotional learning curriculum appropriate for students in late elementary through high school. Adolescent DBT, initially an outpatient treatment program, has been adapted for school-based settings and lends itself to in-person and remote learning. The focus of DBT is teaching students specific skills to build resiliency, including mindfulness, distress tolerance, emotion regulation, and interpersonal effectiveness.

During this timely and engaging 90-minute webinar, Dr. Miller explores the principles of DBT and shares strategies for using DBT to build a school’s capacity to address increasing depression and anxiety rates. Click below to watch the session recording.

A list of the specific skills that DBT helps develop can be accessed here.