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Recorded Webinar- DBT with Adolescents and Families: Addressing Suicide and Self-Harm

Recorded Webinar- DBT with Adolescents and Families: Addressing Suicide and Self-Harm
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is one of only two interventions (i.e., Dialectical Behavior Therapy and Attachment-Based Family Therapy) that has been rated by SAMHSA as evidence-based. This workshop will review application of the DBT model to adolescent populations, including how to integrate family through multi-family DBT skills group.
Objectives for this training include:
1. To describe how the DBT philosophy and model apply to adolescents and families.
2. To describe how to adapt DBT skills group for use with adolescents and families.
3. To describe how to adapt DBT skills for use with adolescents and families.

Dr. Jennifer Hughes
Jennifer L. Hughes, Ph.D., M.P.H., is an Associate Professor and Licensed Psychologist at the UT Southwestern Center for Depression Research and Clinical Care (CDRC). She is the head of the CDRC Risk and Resilience Network, which aims to build partnerships with local schools and youth community organizations to implement mental health promotion and suicide prevention programs, as well as to work together to better understand resilience and risk in youth. Dr. Hughes is also the Operations Lead for the UT Southwestern Texas Youth Depression and Suicide Research Network, an initiative of the Texas Child Mental Health Care Consortium. Dr. Hughes is currently on the Executive Board of the American Psychological Association Division 53 Society of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology (SCCAP) and served as a past Chair of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT) Child and Adolescent Depression Special Interest Group (SIG).

Dr. Hughes was previously a psychologist at Children's Health System of Texas, where she worked on the Inpatient Psychiatry Unit and with the Suicide Prevention and Resilience at Children's (SPARC) Intensive Outpatient Program. Prior to working at Children's, Dr. Hughes was a Clinical Instructor and Staff Psychologist in the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior and the Associate Director of the UCLA Youth Stress and Mood Program. Dr. Hughes received her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from UT Southwestern Medical Center in 2010 and completed her pre-doctoral internship through UT Southwestern Medical Center. Dr. Hughes is the recipient of a Young Investigator Grant from the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention to adapt and test an intervention designed to prevent future suicide attempts in adolescents.

Broadly, Dr. Hughes’ research explores the efficacy and effectiveness of psychosocial treatments for building resilience, the prevention and treatment of youth depression, and addressing suicide in youth. Dr. Hughes recently delivered a TED talk for TEDxKids@SMU.

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