Perinatal DBT is accessible, supportive, and sensitive to the unique needs of women during the perinatal period, teaching concrete therapeutic skills that target frequent areas of difficulty in the perinatal period. We focus on mood regulation and coping skills that promote mothers’ mental health, peer support, parenting competence, and parent-child relationships. Strong Roots Perinatal DBT ultimately seeks to prevent recurrence of mental health episodes in mothers and the inter-generational transmission of risk and trauma to their children.
With the training we will provide participants the opportunity to explore ways to successfully build the curriculum into their practice, in both group and individual settings. It serves as an overview to Strong Roots Perinatal DBT and will include the core curriculum training manual, a review of the four core modules as well as client/patient handouts.
Three Half-Day Sessions
Mental health and other health providers interested in providing support to families.
Each participant will receive 16 hours of training, be provided with an electronic copy of the finalized manual and patient handouts as well as a basic child group curriculum that you may run concurrently to support childcare and therapeutic needs of the family.
Each of these core modules runs for 4 weeks and follow a 1-week orientation session where the clinician provides information on the psychoeducation of Perinatal Mood Disorders, Defining DBT and building commitment strategies and an introduction to Biosocial Theory.
You will also have access to 8 asynchronous learning modules that are a foundational element of learning Strong Roots Perinatal DBT.
These include the following: