Course Description: This workshop will review DBT skills for distress tolerance, interpersonal effectiveness, emotion regulation, and core mindfulness through lecture and experiential music related activities. Discover how music therapy and other allied disciplines can be used to teach, anchor, and reinforce DBT skills. Sharing of therapeutic (music therapy) interventions.
Prerequisite: Review the skills in Marsha Linehan's book: Skills Training Manual for Treating Borderline Personality Disorder. or the new book DBT Skills Training Manual. DBT is used with a multitude of populations, not just borderlines. Either of these texts are a must read because it offers an underlying basis for therapists to be familiar with the DBT Skills.
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What people are saying:
"I especially liked that we not only created new interventions, but looked at what we were already doing through the eyes of this new information, reformatting interventions I currently use into a DBT framework. That was a brilliant piece I thought, that was unique to this course. This really got my creative process working. "
"Before I took this class, the social worker and other treatment team members didn't seem to value me as a professional. After taking this class I have the language to speak so that I am heard by those professionals and am now part of the DBT treatment team. I am the co-therapist (with social worker!) in a DBT skills group where I am teaching skills through music therapy."
CBMT Domain areas: II-A3a,b,5, IV- A3,4
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We will experience how music therapy can be used to teach, anchor, and reinforce skills as we review DBT Skills from the 4 modules of Dialectical Behavior Therapy ( DBT created by Marsha Linehan. After reviewing the above material, we’ll break into small groups and design music therapy interventions around assigned skills.
Background and Assumptions
Self-Study Homework Assignment: -Design music therapy interventions around assigned skills.
Presentation of activities/interventions with discussion about what DBT skills they reinforce
Share silver bullets
Reflections on how participants can integrate music therapy and DBT in their own situations
Q&A, Wrap up
Evaluate by feedback form
DBT: Practical Life Skills Reinforced Through Music Therapy is approved by the Certification Board for Music Therapists (CBMT) for 10 CMTEs-Continuing Music Therapy Education credits.Deborah Spiegel is also an approved provider #PCE5609 with the BBS.Deborah Spiegel MT-BC, CBMT Approved Provider #P-106, maintains responsibility for program quality and adherence to CBMT policies and criteria. Deborah Spiegel is also an approved provider #PCE5609 with the BBS.