SOS For Emotions: Dialectical Behavior Therapy

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SOS For Emotions: Dialectical Behavior Therapy

Saturday, April 8th, 2023

9:00am-12:00pm ET


Presenter: Dr. Reji Mathew, PHD, LCSW, REAT

NASW-NYS Members: $30

NASW Other Chapter Member: $60

Non-Members: $75

NASW-NYS Student and Transitional Members: FREE

This workshop is approved for 3.0 continuing education credit hours for licensed social workers, licensed mental health counselors, licensed marriage and family therapists and licensed psychologists

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Workshop Description
Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) is a modified type of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), and its main goals are to teach people how to live in the moment, develop healthy ways to cope with stress, regulate their emotions, and improve their relationships with others. DBT was originally intended to treat borderline personality disorder (BPD), but it has been adapted to treat other mental health conditions. It can help people who have difficulty with emotional regulation or are exhibiting self-destructive behaviors (such as eating disorders and substance use disorders). DBT has evolved to become an evidence-based psychotherapy approach that is used to treat many conditions. This course will review DBT theory and research to provide a basic framework for understanding the treatment of problems with DBT. This course will offer a practical skills approach for a variety of settings, which include group therapy, individual therapy, and phone coaching. In addition, this course will describe DBT tools for a variety of settings and populations, including skills such as ways to provide guidance on coping with difficult situations, and ways of coaching clients on developing behavioral skills.


Learning Objectives

After the completion of this webinar, participants will be able to:

  • 1. Describe emotional regulation within the DBT model
    2. Identify the 4 key DBT skill modules 
    3. Explain the DBT model of mindfulness, including the how/what and wise mind
    4. Describe ways to assist clients with distress tolerance and emotional regulation for crisis management
    5. Describe the application of interpersonal skill modules for non-crisis periods

This workshop is approved for 3.0 continuing education credit hours.

NASW-NYS is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers (Provider ID #0014), licensed mental health counselors (Provider ID #MHC-0053), licensed marriage and family therapists (Provider ID #MFT-0037) and licensed psychologists (Provider ID #PSY-0088).

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Reji Mathew, PhD, LCSW, REAT is a N.Y. Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 20 years of direct clinical treatment experience. Reji is a clinical instructor of continuing education courses; she specializes in teaching evidence-based treatment approaches – DBT, CBT, ACT, CFT, Positive Psychology, Interpersonal Psychotherapy, and Mindfulness. Reji is a frequent instructor at NYU - SSW, and NASW. They have also taught at Hunter College and Brooklyn OHEL Institute for Training. Reji is an Integrative cognitive behavioral therapist. She incorporates many strategies within a skill-oriented therapeutic approach. Reji is both Neuroscience and Trauma-Informed. Reji also has a commitment to diversity, inclusion, and accessibility. Supervision sessions will include training & teaching on a wide variety of current evidence-based strategies. She offers affordable supervision & mental health training for individuals, educational, and clinical settings. I am also an ARTS advocate. Reji arts advocacy work includes freelance health journalism and graphic design artistry. Reji is currently completing certification to be a REAT (Registered Expressive Arts Therapist) Please see Reji's website for her visual arts project on “Positivity, Hope & The Art of Pause.” (Website:  


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April 8th, 2023 from  9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Event Fee(s)
NASW-NYS Member $30.00
NASW Other Chapter Member $60.00
Non-Member $75.00
NASW-NYS Student and Transitional Member $0.00