Dialectical Behavioral Therapy And TR

*This course has been pre-approved by NCTRC for 5 clock hours.

This session will offer an introduction to Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and its implications and uses related to the delivery of TR and the APIED process. Topics will include defining DBT and the four skills associated. A discussion of each skill and some techniques taught will be provided. Finally, a look at what aspects of DBT related to leisure and what a CTRS can provide using DBT in treatment sessions. This session will utilize videos to help provide visual examples of the skills and ways to utilize the skills to provide the best outcomes. The learner must then pass a quiz at the end of the course with at least a 70% in order to demonstrate competency and be awarded a completion certificate.

Course Objectives

  • By the end of the session, participants will be able to identify the four concepts of Dialectical Behavior Therapy

  • By the end of the session, participants will be able to identify the recommended populations for Dialectical Behavior Therapy

  • By the end of the session, participants will be able to identify how to use Dialectical Behavior Therapy in TR interventions

Valerie Lazzara-Mould, MA, CTRS

Instructor Bio:

Valerie is a graduate of The University of Toledo and she’s been a CTRS since 2008. In 2007 she earned a Bachelors of Science in Recreational Therapy and continued her education in 2008 with a Masters of Arts degree in Recreation Administration. She started her career at The University of Toledo Medical Center working on both the geriatric psychiatry and physical rehabilitation units. In 2012 she moved to Columbus, Ohio where she worked as a contingent staff member at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center and Nationwide Children’s Hospital. Additionally, she has been a part-time faculty member via distance learning for The University of Toledo School of Exercise Rehab Sciences. Currently Valerie is employed full-time at Nationwide Children’s Hospital with a focus on behavioral health. She continues to instruct for the university while also helping coordinate the University of Toledo Recreational Therapy Club conference. She has given many presentations over the years at conferences such as The University of Toledo Recreational Therapy Club Conference, Nationwide Children’s Hospital Therapeutic Recreation Fall Conference, The Ohio Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance State Convention, and the 2020 ATRA Annual Conference. Valerie is the current president for the Ohio Recreational Therapy Association.

Valerie Lazzara Mould, MA, CTRS

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