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Pilot Study of a Brief Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills Group for Jail Inmates

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About the Course:

Regulating emotions, refraining from impulsive maladaptive behavior, and communicating effectively are considered primary treatment needs among jail inmates. Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT; Linehan, 1993a) skills address these deficits and have been implemented in long- term correctional settings, but have yet to be adapted for general population inmates in short-term jail settings. This study assessed the feasibility and acceptability of a DBT skills group in a jail setting, as well as its utility in improving coping skills and emotional/behavioral dysregulation.

This course is based on the article, Pilot Study of a Brief Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills Group for Jail Inmates created by Kelly E. Moore et al. in 2019.

Publication Date:

2019

Course Material Authors

Kelly E. Moore

Kelly Moore is a graduate student in the Clinical Psychology Ph.D. program at George Mason University. Her research interests include offender populations, the psychological and behavioral implications of being in a stigmatized group, and barriers to community reentry after incarceration.

Johanna B. Folk, PhD.

Johanna Bailey Folk is a postdoctoral research fellow at University of California, San Francisco. She has had her work published in multiple peer reviewed journals.

Emily A. Boren

Emily is currently a clinical psychology doctoral student in the Department of Psychology at George Mason University, Fairfax, VA. Broadly, her research interests include the development and evaluation of pre-release interventions with jail inmates, positive psychology (particularly character strengths of incarcerated populations), and psychopathy.

Course Creator

Elizabeth Mosco, Ph.D., PMH-C, CPLC

Elizabeth Mosco, Ph.D. is a licensed psychologist in Reno, NV. She opened a private practice after 10 years of conducting home-based assessment and therapy with the VA Sierra Nevada Health Care System. Dr. Mosco’s clinical interests include maternal mental health, older adults, and third wave cognitive behavior therapies.

Recommended For:

Counselors, marriage and family therapists, psychologists and social workers who work in a jail setting or who are interested in DBT. This course is appropriate for all levels of knowledge.

Course Objectives:

  1. Identify the challenges to implementing DBT in correctional settings.

  2. List the ways DBT was modified in order to implement it specifically in a jail setting.

  3. Discuss the general results of the current study implementing DBT in a jail setting.

  4. Summarize the recommendations for implementing DBT in correctional settings.

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Course Material

References begin on page 28.

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