Scanlan Center for School Mental Health
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Level 1: Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) Informed Practices and Implications for the Secondary Classroom

October 11, 2023
5:30-7:00 pm CST
Professional Development


Amy Kahle
Amy Kahle
Director of Intervention Programs
United Action for Youth

Event Details

This introductory session will be an overview of Dialectical Behavioral Therapy.  What is it?  How is it used? What’s the research say?  

One practitioner shares her experience with DBT in the classroom, in one-on-one sessions with students, with small groups, and in her personal life.  Participants will leave the session with a working knowledge of DBT concepts and how these concepts might benefit students (and adults) in and out of the 7 – 12th grade classroom. Bring your questions.

Learning Goals

  • Participants will be able to summarize the three modules of DBT.
  • Participants will practice mindfulness techniques and be able to describe how they might integrate mindfulness into their own professional practice.
  • Participants will be able to describe how DBT-informed strategies can be integrated into a trauma-informed classroom.

Note:  This is not a DBT training, but an overview of the practice and an example of how it might be implemented.