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DBT STEPS-A Curriculum DBT Skills Training Emotional Problem Solving for Adolescents


Event Name:

DBT STEPS-A Curriculum DBT Skills Training Emotional Problem Solving for Adolescents

Event Location


Starting on:

Wednesday 13 February, 2019

Ending on:

Friday 15 February, 2019

Course Description

This course is for teams of professionals who want to deliver a DBT Skills intervention as part of the School  Curriculum.  Teams attending should comprise of teachers, educational psychologists or school counsellors and ideally CAMHS professionals with experience of DBT. The DBT STEPS-A curriculum is designed to help adolescents develop coping strategies and decision–making abilities especially under emotional distress.

DBT Skills Training for Emotional Problem Solving for Adolescents is a social emotional learning curriculum  designed for middle and high school adolescents in educational settings. The curriculum is based on the skills  components of Dialectical Behaviour Therapy that have been shown to be effective with high risk adults and  adolescents. There are four primary modules of skills that are taught in DBT STEPS-A: core mindfulness, distress tolerance, emotion regulation, and interpersonal effectiveness. The training is designed to establish four basic  elements that are necessary in implementing the curriculum  Effectively: Background and Development of DBT STEPS-A , Structure and implementation. Issues, Acquisition of Skills and Practice of Skills


Dr. Lizz Dexter-Mazza is a licensed psychologist in the state of Washington and a certified DBT therapist. She has expertise in treating adolescents, adults and families facing a variety of mental health difficulties including (but not limited to) depression, anxiety, suicide, and  non-suicidal self-injurious behaviours. Dr. Dexter-Mazza is also a co-developer and author of the DBT Skills in Schools  educational curriculum called DBT STEPS-A.

Dr. James J. Mazza is the co-author of the DBT STEPS-A social emotional learning curriculum for middle and high school students..  Dr. Mazza’s research interests focus particularly on adolescent internalizing disorders such as depression, anxiety, posttraumatic stress disorder, exposure to violence and  especially suicidal behavior).


Cost of training

Earlybird rate: £525
Individual rate after early bird: £600
Group rate 4 or more: £500

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