How To: Group Therapy for Cutting

Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) is an effective form of treatment for self-harm issues such as cutting. DBT is an evidenced-based treatment that aids its patients to reshape their viewpoints about themselves and their worlds.

As a counselor working with a clinical population, I see a lot of self-injurious behavior. I have been training in a theory called DBT, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, in order to begin running a group for girls who cut. Cutting is not necessarily understood by parents as each generation has its own issues. The purpose of this video is to inform the viewers of the efficacy of the theory and to direct other counselors to these materials for more information.

Working With Clients in Recovery

When working with clients struggling with addiction, one angle I would like to gently encourage new and well-seasoned counselors to remember is the holistic point-of-view. As counselors, we are trained to conceptualize… but are we truly being holistic when we treat? Here is a CHIME model that I have worked on over the past year. I found this model to be effective with an adult population struggling with alcohol addiction. Here is a free video powerpoint with self-advancing slides to help increase your knowledge of CHIME. Enjoy!