ERIC Number: EJ1024034
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 49
Piloting a Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) Infused Skills Group in a Disciplinary Alternative Education Program (DAEP)
Ricard, Richard J.; Lerma, Eunice; Heard, Courtney C. C.
Journal for Specialists in Group Work, v38 n4 p285-306 2013
This study explored the impact of a 4-week skills group intervention based on the principles of Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) with a sample of adolescents attending a Disciplinary Alternative Education Program. This article provides a session-by-session overview of activities adapted from DBT-specified training modules of mindfulness, emotional regulation, interpersonal effectiveness, and distress tolerance. The results of a pre/posttest comparison revealed reductions in student- and parent-reported indicators of behavioral distress when compared to a control sample of students not receiving the intervention. Implications and continuing challenges of conducting efficacy studies of clinical interventions in schools are discussed.
Descriptors: Counseling Techniques, Intervention, Nontraditional Education, Behavior Modification, Pretests Posttests, Program Effectiveness, Stress Variables, Stress Management, Interpersonal Relationship, Self Control, Emotional Response, Perception, Metacognition, Attention Control, School Counseling, School Counselors, Control Groups, Experimental Groups, Secondary School Students, Graduate Students, Student Attitudes, Interpersonal Competence, Goal Orientation, Parents
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