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Using Metaphors and Storytelling to teach DBT Skill (Recorded)

In her seminal work introducing Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Marsha Linehan points to the need to teach DBT through metaphors and stories. Comparing something that is abstract, complex, and difficult to something concrete and tangible allows people to go beyond simple cognition, to understanding the more complex realities of life. DBT skills training has received empirical support to be used in the treatment of many different conditions. It has also been shown to enhance social and global functioning.

 

This training will examine the rationale for using metaphors and storytelling to teach DBT skills, plus practical tips for doing so effectively. Metaphors and storytelling will be used to provide an overview of the four DBT modules (Mindfulness, Emotion Regulation, Interpersonal Effectiveness) as well as the DBT concept of Radical Acceptance.

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Using Metaphors and Storytelling to teach DBT Skill (Recorded)

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$59.99 James J Esmail, PsyD, Psychologist

In her seminal work introducing Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Marsha Linehan points to the need to teach DBT through metaphors and stories. Comparing something that is abstract, complex, and difficult to something concrete and tangible allows people to go beyond simple cognition, to understanding the more complex realities of life. DBT skills training has received empirical support to be used in the treatment of many different conditions. It has also been shown to enhance social and global functioning.

 

This training will examine the rationale for using metaphors and storytelling to teach DBT skills, plus practical tips for doing so effectively. Metaphors and storytelling will be used to provide an overview of the four DBT modules (Mindfulness, Emotion Regulation, Interpersonal Effectiveness) as well as the DBT concept of Radical Acceptance.

About the Presenter

James J Esmail, PsyD is a licensed clinical psychologist who has been in practice for 26 years. Dr. Esmail is a staff psychologist at the state psychiatric hospital in Cincinnati, Ohio and is in private practice, providing DBT (Dialectical Behavior Therapy) skill training in both sites. Dr. Esmail is the author of DBT Metaphors and Stories: Understanding the Skills that Make Life Worth Living (2020, Routledge). Dr. Esmail is also an adjunct professor in the graduate school of psychology, Xavier University.

This workshop Offers 3 Continuing Education Credits
This webinar is recorded and will not grant live credits.

Using Metaphors and Storytelling to teach DBT Skill (Recorded)

Previously Recorded

Presenter: James J Esmail, PsyD, Psychologist

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Course Length: 3 Hours

Learning Objectives:

  1. Participants will be able to explain why metaphors and storytelling are effective tools for teaching and apply DBT skills
  2. Participants will be able to identify the 4 modules of Dialectical Behavior Therapy skills training
  3. Participants will be able to use and create their own metaphors and stories to teach DBT skills to clients

This workshop Offers 3 Continuing Education Credits
This webinar is recorded and will not grant live credits.

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In her seminal work introducing Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Marsha Linehan points to the need to teach DBT through metaphors and stories. Comparing something that is abstract, complex, and difficult to something concrete and tangible allows people to go beyond simple cognition, to understanding the more complex realities of life. DBT skills training has received empirical support to be used in the treatment of many different conditions. It has also been shown to enhance social and global functioning.

 

This training will examine the rationale for using metaphors and storytelling to teach DBT skills, plus practical tips for doing so effectively. Metaphors and storytelling will be used to provide an overview of the four DBT modules (Mindfulness, Emotion Regulation, Interpersonal Effectiveness) as well as the DBT concept of Radical Acceptance.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Participants will be able to explain why metaphors and storytelling are effective tools for teaching and apply DBT skills
  2. Participants will be able to identify the 4 modules of Dialectical Behavior Therapy skills training
  3. Participants will be able to use and create their own metaphors and stories to teach DBT skills to clients

Agenda:

DBT as an Evidence Based Treatment/applications                                     10 minutes

Use of metaphors in teaching DBT skills                                                     15 minutes

Use of storytelling in teaching DBT skills                                                    15 minutes

Metaphors and stories to motivate learning and practicing DBT skills             15 minutes

Metaphors and storytelling to teach mindfulness  skills                                 15 minutes

Metaphors and storytelling to teach Emotion Regulation skills                        15 minutes

Metaphors and stories to teach INterpersonal Effectiveness skills                   15 minutes

Metaphors and stories to teach Distress Tolerance skills                                 15 minutes

Metaphors and stories to teach Radical Acceptance skills                                15 minutes

Open discussion and wrap up (discussion will be encouraged throughout )        30 minutes

      



This presentation is open to:
  • Social Workers
  • Professional Counselors
  • Therapists
  • Psychologists
  • Licensed Mental Health Practitioners
  • Other professionals interacting with populations engaged in mental health based services
Course Level: intermediate
Level of Clinician: intermediate
  • New practitioners who wish to gain enhanced insight surrounding the topic
  • Experienced practitioners who seek to increase and expand fundamental knowledge surrounding the subject matter
  • Advanced practitioners seeking to review concepts and reinforce practice skills and/or access additional consultation
  • Managers seeking to broaden micro and/or macro perspectives

Participants will receive their certificate electronically upon completion of the webinar and course evaluation form.


  • CE You! is an approved sponsor of the Maryland Board of Social Work Examiners for continuing education credits for licensed social workers in Maryland. CE You! maintains responsibility for this program. These credits are also accepted by the Maryland Boards for Professional Counselors, Psychology, and Certification of Residential Child Care Program Professionals, and many other states and disciplines.

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*exclusions apply for reasonable need and cause.