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

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

Course Material Authors authored the material only, and were not involved in creating this CE course. They are identified here for your own evaluation of the relevancy of the material this course is based on.

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 behavioral 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:

After taking this course, you should be able to:

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