Using Metaphors and Storytelling to teach DBT Skill
Wednesday, August 10, 2022, 9:30 AM EST
Presenter: James J Esmail, PsyD, psychologist
These workshops offer 3 Live Interactive Continuing Education Credits
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.
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