Free Webinars on DBT-С

Selected webinars and presentations

DBT for children: Dialectic of addressing internal and external controlling factors.

Oberberg Fachklinik Wasserschlösschen, Dec 6, 2023

In this lecture hosted by Oberberg Kliniken, Dr. Francheska Perepletchikova discusses several key factors of DBT-C, including the way information is presented to accommodate developmental levels in pre-adolescent children, the intensive parental role, and the addressing of internal and external controlling factors.

Invitation: therapeutic tool and a weapon of mass destruction

The Sashbear Foundation, Jun 11, 2022

In this presentation Dr. Francheska Perepletchikova: DBT expert, researcher, and developer of DBT-C (DBT for children) discusses the role and impact of invalidation.

Raising a supersenser

Sashbear Family Connections, February 9. 2021

In this webinar with Sashbear Family Connections, Dr. Perepletchikova discusses some of the most essential aspects of parenting our sensitive offspring – supersensers – and draw on DBT to explain what can interfere and what can help.

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Dialectical Behavior Therapy for pre-adolescent children: Helping parents help their kids

National Education Alliance for Borderline Personality Disorder, 2017 Call-In Series

This presentation for the National Education Alliance for BPD, covers importance of the parental component of DBT-C in raising supersensers, as well as the current research and results of DBT-C on mood regulation. 

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Dialectical Behavior Therapy for Pre-adolescent children: Current research, challenges and findings.

Yale University, 11th Annual Yale NEA-BPD Conference, May 1st, 2015

In this lecture at Yale University, Dr. Perepletchikova discusses prior research on parenting practices related to behavior problems in children and adolescents, as well as her current research examining feasibility and preliminary efficacy of Dialectical Behavior Therapy adapted for pre-adolescent children with Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder. 

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Selected Publications

Perepletchikova, F. (2018). Dialectical Behavior Therapy for pre-adolescent children. In, M. Swales (Ed.), The Oxford Handbook of Dialectical Behavior Theory (pp. 691-718). UK: Oxford University Press.
Perepletchikova, F., Nathanson, D., Axelrod, S.R., Merrill, C., Walker, A., Grossman, M., Rebeta, J., Scahill, L., Kaufman, J., Flye, B., Mauer, E., & Walkup, J. (2017). Dialectical Behavior Therapy for pre-adolescent children with Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder: Feasibility and primary outcomes. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 56, 832-840.

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Perepletchikova, F., Axelrod, S., Kaufman, J. Rounsaville, B. J., Douglas-Palumberi, H., & Miller, A. (2011). Adapting Dialectical Behavior Therapy for children: Towards a new research agenda for paediatric suicidal and non-suicidal self-injurious behaviors. Child and Adolescent Mental Health, 16, 116-121.

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Perepletchikova, F., & Goodman, G. (2014). Two approaches to treating pre-adolescent children with severe emotional and behavioral problems: Dialectical Behavior Therapy adapted for children and Mentalization-Based Child Therapy. Journal of Psychotherapy Integration, 24, 298-312.
Perepletchikova, F., & Kaufman, F. (2010). Emotional and behavioral sequelae of childhood maltreatment. Current Opinion in Pediatrics, 22, 610-615.
Perepletchikova, F., Kaufman, J., & Krystal, J.H. (2008). Practitioner Review: Adolescent alcohol use disorders: Assessment and treatment issues. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 49, 1131-1154.

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