Introduction to DBT Informed School Counseling Strategies: 2 Day Live Virtual Training

Registration closes on August 26, 2022

This 2-day training will provide school mental health staff with an overview of how Dialectical Behavior Therapy 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.



Elizabeth T. Dexter-Mazza, PsyD

Dr. Elizabeth Dexter-Mazza

Dr. Elizabeth Dexter-Mazza is a certified DBT therapist and co-author of the DBT STEPS-A social emotional learning curriculum for middle and high school students. She received her doctoral degree from the School of Professional Psychology at Pacific University in 2004 and completed her predoctoral internship at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine/Montefiore Medical Center’s Adolescent Depression and Suicide Program. Lizz completed her postdoctoral fellowship under the direction of Dr. Marsha Linehan at the University of Washington. Lizz is a licensed psychologist and owner of both Mazza Consulting & Psychological Services, LLC and DBT in Schools, LLC. She provides training and consultation to mental health providers and schools around the world.