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DBT-Based Skills for Kids

DBT-Based Skills for Kids

How can young children and tweens learn to calm down and express their anger in healthy ways? Dialectical Behavior Therapy expert Christina Kress reveals how to help kids manage their emotions.

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With what kind of presenting problems do you introduce DBT-based skills to children?
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What is the key to adapting DBT skills for children so they actually learn them and they work?
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Can these skills be integrated into existing therapies?
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How do you explain the concept of 'wise mind' to kids?
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How can you motivate children to practice and use the skills outside the clinical setting?
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