Dialectic Behavioral Therapy for Special Populations
This course is a video of a presentation given at the annual conference of National Association for the Dually Diagnosed in October 2009. As a therapist, you know that it can be very difficult to work with clients that have emotional dysregulation, and that this can be even more challenging if the client has a developmental or intellectual disability. In this course, Eric J. Dykstra, Psy.D. will introduce you to dialectical behavioral therapy, and how to integrate it into your practice with individuals who have emotional dysregulation. Special attention will be focused on clients with developmental or intellectual disabilities. Additionally, you will learn about the impact of trauma on clients from special populations. As you master these skills, you will be better equipped to effectively work with this challenging population.