Introduction to DBT Informed School Counseling Strategies 2-Day Training

Introduction to DBT Informed School Counseling Strategies 2-Day Training

DBT STEPS - Virtual


9:00 am - 4:00 pm
June 27, 2024 - June 28, 2024


Target Audience: 

Counselors, Social Workers, and School Mental Health Staff serving youth 12-19 years old and or grades 6-12 

Training Description:  

This 2-day training will provide school mental health staff with an overview of how Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) skills and strategies can be provided within the school environment using a MTSS model. School mental health staff will be taught how to identify student goals and behavioral targets for counseling sessions as well as the rationale of using a chain analysis as a method of assessment and guide to determining effective solutions. Additionally, participants will be provided step-by-step processes for providing skills coaching (based on DBT STEPS-A skills) to students “on the fly” when needed during the school day in order to increase the amount of time students spend in the classroom. Participants will learn how the invalidating environment can impact emotion dysregulation and will be taught validation skills and how they can be used to impact school culture. 

CEU Offerings for this Training:  

PAA will be offering 11 hours of continuing education in prevention from the Ohio Chemical Dependency Professionals Board in the following Prevention Domains: 

Prevention Domain 5: Public Policy & Environment Change- 1 Hour 

Prevention Domain 6: Professional Growth and Responsibility- 10 Hours 


These training opportunities are offered with funding from Prevention Action Alliance (PAA) and OhioMHAS. Participants will receive materials, and access to resources and ongoing support through DBT in Schools, LLC.  


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