Practical Implications for Working with Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
2 Credit Hours
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Stephanie Fisher & Jeff Hallenbeck
May 21, 2021

12:00 pm
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Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) can help clients who struggle to regulate and cope with their emotions and bring about lasting change. A long withstanding myth for people with intellectual disabilities is that this longstanding change is challenging to bring about in therapy, or difficult to engage in meaningful change-oriented clinical work. By adapting the DBT approach to meet the needs of clients with intellectual disabilities, you will advance your clinical skills, expand your client base, and advance your clients’ ability to meet their treatment goals across a wide array of treatment topics. This seminar will focus on each of the DBT skills areas (emotion regulation, mindfulness, interpersonal effectiveness and distress tolerance) with adaptation and unique approaches to apply towards working with clients with intellectual disabilities to increase your clinical toolbox of integrating DBT into your theory and practice.

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