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Fri, 03 May

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Virtual Workshop

Distress Tolerance Skills for Young People - Virtual

This workshop will draw upon the distress tolerance & mindfulness modules of Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) to teach a range of coping, distress tolerance, & mindfulness skills. These skill sets will focus on strategies that can be assimilated directly back into your work with young people.

Distress Tolerance Skills for Young People - Virtual
Distress Tolerance Skills for Young People - Virtual

Time & Location

03 May 2024, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm AEST

Virtual Workshop

About the Event

Pain is part of the human experience, and we all experience crises at different times in our lives. Some young people have difficulty tolerating any distress and regulating their emotions, engaging in unhelpful behaviours in an attempt to downregulate (i.e., to reduce, alleviate or ameliorate unwanted emotions) or upregulate their emotions (i.e., to generate feelings or feel something). Unlike traditional therapies, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) takes a skills-based approach to learning to sit with, and accept these uncomfortable emotions when pain is unavoidable. Distress tolerance skills are aimed at helping young people cope with crises and experience distress without avoiding it or making it worse.

This full day workshop will draw upon the distress tolerance and mindfulness modules of Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) to teach a range of coping, distress tolerance, and mindfulness skills. These skill sets will focus on strategies that can be assimilated directly back into your work with young people. These skills will equip young people to more effectively manage intense, overwhelming, or uncomfortable emotions, thoughts, memories, images, urges, and physical sensations without resorting to unhelpful, impulsive, challenging or harmful behaviours, such as self-injury, substance use, binge eating, lashing out, numbing, or avoidance.

See Propsych for full workshop description, outline, and to register

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