Pilot Study of a Brief Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills Group for Jail Inmates
Total CE Credit Hours: 1
Course Info URL: http://www.ce-credit.com/courses/102422
About the Course:
Regulating emotions, refraining from impulsive maladaptive behavior, and communicating effectively are considered primary treatment needs among jail inmates. Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT; Linehan, 1993a) skills address these deficits and have been implemented in long- term correctional settings, but have yet to be adapted for general population inmates in short-term jail settings. This study assessed the feasibility and acceptability of a DBT skills group in a jail setting, as well as its utility in improving coping skills and emotional/behavioral dysregulation.
Counselors, marriage and family therapists, psychologists and social workers who work in a jail setting or who are interested in DBT. This course is appropriate for all levels of knowledge.
Identify the barriers to using DBT in a correcctoinal setting.
Describe the modifictation of DBT to meet the logistical barriers and the inmate population.
Extrapolate the data, apply and modify it to meet the specific needs of the facility and its population.
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