*This selection is for the Final Exam only. Access to the book, Dialectical Behavior Therapy with Suicidal Adolescents, is required to complete the exam. To order the e-Book from Guilford Press (which enables you to take the course immediately), click here. To order the paperback book from PRP, click here.
This program will help the participant adapt the proven techniques of dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) to treatment of multiproblem adolescents at highest risk for suicidal behavior and self-injury. The authors take the reader step by step through understanding, assessing, and implementing individual, family, and group-based interventions for severe emotional dysregulation in teens. Guidance on everything from orientation to termination is enlivened by case illustrations and sample dialogues.
23 CE credits/hours, 155 questions
Psychologists | School Psychologists | Marriage & Family Therapists | Mental Health Counselors | Social Workers
- Identify adolescents who are most at risk and would benefit from DBT treatment.
- List effective treatments for suicidal adolescents.
- Organize and integrate knowledge of DBT treatment stages, primary targets, and strategies.
- Summarize functions and modes of DBT program structure.
- Recognize dialectical dilemmas for adolescents and address secondary treatment targets.
- Assess adolescents’ suicide risk, diagnosis, and treatment feasibility.
- Familiarize adolescents and families to treatment and obtain commitment.
- Integrate DBT techniques into individual therapy work with adolescents.
- Prepare techniques to include families in DBT treatment.
- Explain multifamily skills training sessions and structure.
- Summarize how to assess progress, run a continuation phase of treatment, and terminate treatment.
- Recognize DBT program issues that may arise and make appropriate changes to better serve the adolescents.
Statement of Understanding (downloadable/printable)
"Dialectical Behavior Therapy with Suicidal Adolescents" - Final Exam Questions (downloadable/printable)