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Non-Pharmacologic Approaches to Managing Emotion Dysregulation in Early Recovery: Integrating DBT with the 12 Steps

Thursday, February 18, 1:00 p.m. ET, 12:00 p.m. CT

Emotion dysregulation, commonly experienced in early recovery, often interferes with a client's ability to effectively participate in therapeutic programming. Integrating Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) with the 12 Steps provides clients with skills to manage the symptoms of emotion dysregulation.

This webinar will provide participants with the opportunity to learn how instructing clients in using the skills of mindfulness, distress tolerance and interpersonal effectiveness helps them successfully manage emotion dysregulation and allows clients to more effectively participate in therapeutic programming. 

This innovative curriculum integrates the evidence-based models of DBT and 12 Step Facilitation. Separately, these approaches have been demonstrated to be effective in managing emotion dysregulation. Together, aspects of each model are strengthened and assist clients in creating balanced thoughts, behaviors and actions. 

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe challenges in managing clients’ emotion dysregulation in early recovery
  • Discuss key concepts of Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and 12 Step Facilitation
  • Compare the stages and targets of DBT with 12 Step philosophy
  • Review and understand how to use skills from the four modules of the Integrating DBT with the 12 Steps curriculum

CEU Information

The Association for the Addiction Professionals - NAADAC

This course has been approved by Vendome Group, LLC, as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider, for educational credits. NAADAC Provider # 993121, Vendome Group LLC is responsible for all aspects of their programming.

NAADAC, the Association for Addiction Professionals, represents the professional interests of more than 85,000 addiction counselors, educators and other addiction-focused health care professionals in the United States, Canada and abroad. NAADAC’s members are addiction counselors, educators and other addiction-focused health care professionals, who specialize in addiction prevention, treatment, recovery support and education. An important part of the healthcare continuum, NAADAC members and its 47 state affiliates work to create healthier individuals, families and communities through prevention, intervention, quality treatment and recovery support.

About the Speaker(s): 

Bari K Platter, MS, RN, PMHCNS-BC, is a Psychiatric/Mental Health Clinical Nurse Specialist with 30 years of experience working in a variety of mental health settings.  Bari is a Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) trainer and a certified Crucial Conversations trainer. Additional areas of expertise include Solution Focused Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, interpersonal communication, cultural competency and case management. She is a nationally recognized speaker and is published in the areas of addiction, cultural competency and mental health nursing.