DBT for friends & Family™
To enroll in F & F you must first complete the Family Connections Program
Friends & Family™ is a 12-week course that meets weekly to teach more advanced theoretical concepts of Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and skill application techniques to friends and family members of individuals in a DBT program.
Intro (Guidelines/Assumptions) & Review the BioSocial Model of DBT
Mindfulness Skills: Three States of Mind, What & How
Validation & Problem Solving: Core Acceptance & Change Skills - why do we stay mindful of judgments?
Primary Target Behavior: Functions, Response from Family & Skills
Secondary Target Behaviors: Biological & Social Consequences
Understand the functional relationship: thinking, feeling & acting
Distress Tolerance Skills for Family & Friends
Review & Role Play: Limit Setting, Observing Limits & Acceptance
Relationship Mindfulness: Skills for Family & Friends
Emotion Regulation: Sensitivity, Reactivity & Slow Return to Baseline: Now What? Skills!
Interpersonal Effectiveness: DEARMAN, GIVE & FAST (role play)
Basics of Behaviorism: Don’t Shoot the Dog!
When: Tuesday 5:00-6:30 PM, led by Joanna Marino, PhD
Commitment: We HIGHLY encourage attending all 12 weeks.
How to register: firstname.lastname@example.org