Utilizing Dialectical Behavior Therapy in Rural School Settings

Mar 31, 2019 12:00am ‐ Mar 31, 2019 12:00am


Description

A service learning project was designed to give counseling practicum students an opportunity to utilize the dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) model in a small, rural high school. This poster session will provide an overview of DBT and how the project was designed within a graduate student practicum course to ensure success for both the practicum student and the students enrolled in a rural South Texas high school.

  • Participants will review the basic foundations of Dialectical Behavior Therapy and their own findings related to the use of DBT with practicum students in a rural school district of South Texas.
  • Participants will examine a number of challenges practicum students and their clients can be faced with as well as basic strategies designed to maximize the effectiveness of DBT within rural school settings.
  • Participants will learn how to incorporate the DBT into practicum and internship courses to prepare counselors to deal with feelings of anxiety, stress, and emotional distress when working with clients.

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