Using Dialectical Behavior Therapy with Teens & Adolescents: Built In Family Interventions

Saturday, July 10th, 2021,

9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Cost: $47

Live & Interactive Webinar!

Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) is an evidence-based form of cognitive-behavioral therapy for teenagers and adults who experience significant trouble managing their emotions, thoughts, and behaviors. DBT for family work also addresses the adolescent/parent struggles which can include addressing the shifting power dynamics as an adolescent matures, determining what is “normal” behavior for the adolescent, and assessing needs for adolescent independence. In this training, we explore the core concepts and benefits of DBT in working with teens and families and explore interventions and strategies for both group and individual sessions.

Learning Objectives:

Analyze Core Concepts of DBT

Summarize benefits of utilizing DBT approach with Teens

Discover DBT’s built-in interventions for Family-Based Therapy

Discuss specific strategies for DBT teen groups & individual sessions

Target Audience: Psychologists, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselors, Licensed Clinical Social Workers, Licensed Clinical Addictions Specialists, Certified Alcohol & Drug Counselors, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapists.

Content level: All Levels

NCASPPB Approved for 3 Hours of EBT.

ACEP NBCC #7091 for 3 CE credits.

Meet Your Facilitator

Portia Purcell is a North Carolina Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, National Board-Certified Counselor, and Licensed Clinical Addiction Specialist. She earned her Masters degree in Community Counseling with a certificate in Substance Abuse Counseling in 2011 from UNC Charlotte‘s CACREP program.

As a dedicated and compassionate therapist, Portia has provided counseling to clients ranging from adolescents to elder adults with a wide variety of clinical symptoms and concerns. Her primary focus for the last few years has been treating patients with high suicidality, self-harm behaviors, family functioning issues, as well as depressive disorders, and anxiety disorders. Utilizing her eclectic clinical approach, she has effectively treated high risk, and often deemed “ difficult to treat ” clientele using CBT, DBT, and other interventions within the individual, group, family, and crisis response settings.

It is Portia’s hope to continuously learn and grow as a clinician and to help others create and live a life worth living.


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