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Decreasing Social Work Burnout and Increasing Self Care By Using DBT Skills

Social workers are often asked to do a lot with little resources, leaving people in this career vulnerable. There is a high risk of burnout in the field of social work as we work with challenging and complex individuals and systems. It is important for so…
Newsletter Signups Social workers are often asked to do a lot with little resources, leaving people in this career vulnerable. There is a high risk of burnout in the field of soci…https://www.sheppardpratt.org/blog/decreasing-social-work-burnout-and-increasing-self-care-usin/

DBT 101: What is Mindfulness?

So, what exactly is mindfulness? Mindfulness can be defined as the practice of being present, in the moment, on purpose, without judgment, and not clinging to any moment.
Newsletter Signups As we turn the corner of the holiday season, many of us have been thinking about commitments to make for the New Year. Do you have a desire to be a more active …https://www.sheppardpratt.org/blog/dbt-101-what-mindfulness/

DBT 101: What Does 'Dialectical' Even Mean?

Most people have never heard the word dialectical when learning of Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT). When I first started studying DBT in graduate school, I remember thinking, “This must be a really complicated treatment, because I don’t know what diale…
Newsletter Signups Most people have never heard the word 'dialectical' when learning of Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT). When I first started studying DBT in graduate school, I …https://www.sheppardpratt.org/blog/dbt-101-what-does-dialectical-even-mean/

5 Ways You're Already Using DBT

Did you know you might be using Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) daily, even if you don’t exactly know what DBT is?
Newsletter Signups Did you know that you might be using Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) daily, even if you don’t know exactly what DBT is? DBT is a form of therapy that we use…https://www.sheppardpratt.org/blog/5-ways-youre-already-using-dbt/

Got DBT? Dialectical Behavior Therapy 101

Recently, I observed one of our residents in the hallway when she was supposed to be in the weekly DBT skills group. “Why do we have to learn DBT? It’s just common sense!” she shouted in protest. I was quick to validate her experience. When we look at…
Newsletter Signups Recently, I observed one of our residents in the hallway when she was supposed to be in the weekly DBT skills group. “Why do we have to learn DBT? It’s just com…https://www.sheppardpratt.org/blog/got-dbt-dialectical-behavior-therapy-101/

Reflections on a City Under Stress

Recent events in Baltimore City have put many of us in a reflective mood: the death of Freddie Gray, the civil unrest and the indictment of police officers have exposed the raw nerves of citizens and leadership.
Recent events in Baltimore City have put many of us in a reflective mood: the death of Freddie Gray, the civil unrest and the indictment of police officers have exposed the raw ne…https://www.sheppardpratt.org/blog/reflections-city-under-stress/