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Parent training workshop

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TUESDAY, APRIL 15
Title: Parent Training Approach Utilizing DBT
Speaker(s): Francheska Perepletchikova, Ph.D.; Assistant Professor of Psychology in Psychiatry, Weill Cornell Medical College, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Division, White Plains, NY

Objectives:

By the end of the session, attendees will be able to:
1. Summarize the research and rationale of parent education using DBT.
2. Identify the benefits and pitfalls of family treatment.
3. Illustrate the method of DBT treatment with parents using case examples.

To register, click on the link below. The problem with the website has been fixed. If you experience difficulties reregistering, please let me know.

http://www.readinghealth.org/medicaleducation/cmecalendar

Description:

Sensitivity and emotional reactivity in pre-adolescent children can manifest in multiple ways, including verbal and behavioral outbursts, persistent angry or irritable mood, severe aggression, self-harm, and suicidality. Dialectical Behavior Therapy upholds a Biosocial Theory where pathology is linked to a combination of biological vulnerability and invalidating environment. Invalidating environment is not necessarily abusive or neglectful but encompasses a mismatch between what a child needs and what a parent is able to provide. The objective of this presentation is to describe principles, strategies and procedures to help parents better meet the needs of their vulnerable children, including creation of validating and change-ready environment. The central notion of DBT is that change can only occur in the context of acceptance. To facilitate children’s adaptive responding, caregivers are taught how to create a validating home environment. In addition, in order to effectively prompt and reinforce children’s use of DBT coping skills, caregivers also learn DBT skills. To these aims, caregivers are asked to participate in skills training sessions with their children; learn didactics on emotions; and take part in experiential exercises, role-plays and practices. As well, caregivers are provided with separate individual sessions to discuss progress and trouble-shoot difficulties, and learn behavior modification and validation techniques.

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