Understanding the Basics of DBT: A 4-Part Foundational Skills Series, Session 4: DBT Skills Training: Strategies for Interpersonal Effectiveness

This 4-part webinar series on Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) offers an exploration of DBT's core modules, designed to enhance the skills of students and new professionals. This series is designed to provide a foundational overview of DBT to cover the skills for mindfulness and how to help individuals stay present in the moment, regulate emotions and reduce emotional vulnerability, cope with crises and difficult situations without making them worse, and navigate interpersonal relationships effectively. Throughout the series, participants will gain valuable insights and practical techniques to support individuals in applying tools to their daily lives.

Webinar objectives:

  • Discuss interpersonal effectiveness skills for maintaining effective relationships, setting boundaries, and communicating needs
  • Review a case study and practical examples of using these skills with clients



Crystal Socha, MS, LPC, CRC, NCC, ACS (she/her) is a PhD Candidate and Senior Training and Consultation Specialist at Rutgers School of Health Professions in the Department of Psychiatric Rehabilitation and Counseling Professions. Crystal's primary role includes providing in-person and remote training, consultation, and technical assistance to New Jersey agencies that provide Community Support Services. She has over 10 years of experience in the behavioral health field, delivering trauma-informed, culturally responsive, gender-affirming care and supporting individuals in building a life worth living. Before joining Rutgers, she provided recovery-oriented services in supportive housing, intensive in-home and in-community settings, community mental health centers, integrated primary care, hospital systems, and private practices. She has received a 40-hour foundational training in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) by a Linehan Board Certified Clinician and utilizes a DBT informed approach within her work as a counselor.


Other sessions in this series:

Session 1: Introduction to DBT & Strategies for Mindfulness

Session 2: DBT Skills Training: Strategies for Distress Tolerance

Session 3: DBT Skills Training: Strategies for Emotion Regulation

Starts: Jun 25, 2024 12:00 pm
Ends: Jun 25, 2024 1:00 pm
Registration Deadline
June 25, 2024
Event Type
Webinar/Virtual Training
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