Incorporating DBT Informed Practice Working With Families and Adolescents: Skills and Techniques to Support Families to Manage Their Adolescents With their Emotions, Distress and Setting Limits


Morning Session:

  • An overview of adolescent brain development
  • Review theories and factors that influences behaviours, such as bio social predispositions, temperament, environment, trauma and mental health issues


  • DBT principles, assumptions and key components such as Distress Tolerance, Interpersonal Effectiveness, and emotion Regulations

Afternoon Session:

  • Effective techniques to guide parents to manage problematic behaviours and intense emotions and tolerating stress
  • Improve communication through the use of validation, mindfulness, dialectics, collaborative problem solving and setting limits
  • Provide demonstrations of group formats, skills exercises, videos, role-plays and mindfulness activities used with parents