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Research indicates that resilience and Emotional Intelligence (EQ) are better predictors of future success than an IQ score. As a result, schools have begun to incorporate social emotional learning programs (e.g., school based DBT Curriculums) into their curriculum to teach EQ skills. The benefit of implementing these programs in the classroom is extensive. The students spend large amounts of time in school; and therefore, can learn a multitude of skills.  School personnel can be easily trained in the curriculum and the programs have the ability to be tailored to each school's specific cultural needs.
This 3 hour webinar will look at ways that we can work with teachers and the school systems to implement best practices for helping children learn resilience and achieve success


Nina Kaweblum, LCSW, DBT-LBC™, MA, MEd is a Linehan board certified DBT therapist. In addition to her private practice in Lakewood, NJ, she works as a certified School Social Worker in West Long Branch, NJ (Bet Yaakov of the Jersey Shore) where she has taught DBT skills from first through twelfth grade. Nina is intensively trained by Behavioral Tech in DBT as well as in DBT-A (adolescents), DBT-C (children), DBT-PE (trauma), and DBT-SUD (addictions). In her private practice, she works with adults, adolescents, and explosive and oppositional children. Malkey Wallerstein is a certified DBT and DBT-A therapist at Pesach Tikvah Family Services, trained by leaders in the field; Drs. Charles Swenson, Kelly Koerner and Jill Rathus. Malkey has over three decades in the field of education at the elementary, high school and adult educational level in the New York TriState area. She has combined her education and experience to consult and train school staff and bring skills classes to students


1. Overview of the concept of "Consulting Parenting" (consulting with parents before and during course of providing therapy for children) and how that concept can be carried over to school personnel.

2. Overview of research regarding relationships between skills training and resilience, and how it can positively impact EQ and future mental health. Overview of  various social emotional programs and school based skills training programs, especially DBT in Schools.

3. Nina Kaweblum will present her model of how she adapted DBT in Schools Curriculum for grades K-12, and adaptations for different grade levels.

4. Malkey Wallerstein will present various options for therapists to provide support to teachers and school support staff in order to generalize skills in the school environment for greater impact and long term effectiveness. 

5. Role plays will be offered to attendees to provide examples of using DBT concepts in school settings, e.g. dialectics, non-judgemental language, validation, DEAR MAN, etc.

6. Q & A 

Learning Objectives:

  • To be able to adapt concepts of DBT to various grade levels.
  • To be able to define and explain DBT concepts to school staff, especially teachers for use in schools.
  • To be able to role play DBT based adaptive responses to improve student behaviors.
This presentation is open to:
  • Social Workers
  • Professional Counselors
  • Therapists
  • Psychologists
  • Licensed Mental Health Practitioners
  • Other professionals interacting with populations engaged in mental health based services
This online class is offered at an intermediate level ,and is beneficial for an intermediate level clinician:
  • New practitioners who wish to gain enhanced insight surrounding the topic
  • Experienced practitioners who seek to increase and expand fundamental knowledge surrounding the subject matter
  • Advanced practitioners seeking to review concepts and reinforce practice skills and/or access additional consultation
  • Managers seeking to broaden micro and/or macro perspectives

Course Length: 3 Hours

This Webinar Offers 3 Continuing Education Credits
This webinar is recorded and will not grant live credits.

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    • NEFESH International is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0048.

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Satisfactory Completion: Participants must have paid the tuition fee, logged in and out each day, attended the entire webinar, and completed an evaluation to receive a certificate (If this is a pre-recorded program, a post-test with a passing grade of 80% to receive a certificate.) Failure to log in or out will result in forfeiture of credit for the entire course. No exceptions will be made. Partial credit is not available. Certificates are available after satisfactory course completion by clicking here
Participants will receive their certificate electronically upon completion of the webinar and course evaluation form.
There is no conflict of interest or commercial support for this program.
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