Clinical Interventions: Treating Emotion Dysregulation and Impulsivity Using DBT
Introduction to the basic principles, strategies and methods of an empirically-based clinical intervention, Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), a cognitive behavioral based treatment for individuals with severe emotional dysregulation and impulsivity. Seminar includes didactics, discussion, video demonstrations, skills practice, and role-plays as well as experiential homework assignments in order to further understanding of the theoretical underpinnings of DBT, biopsychosocial model of psychopathology, case formulation, and skills needed for conducting both individual DBT therapy and the DBT skills training group (e.g., mindfulness. emotion regulation). Prerequisite: Psychology 105 or instructor consent.