What do you do when you have patients who could really benefit from Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, but they can’t read, or have much lower intellectual capacity and can’t learn some of the bigger words and concepts, or have interference and challenges like active psychosis?
You call Dr. Julie Brown and learn about The Skills System—-“an emotion regulation system for ALL learning abilities!
We can attest that the principles are simple, straightforward, easy to learn, and applicable even for people with moderate intellectual disability. Dr. Brown was kind enough to pay Western State Hospital and WKPIC a visit, and to train psychology, social work, therapeutic recreation, Recovery Services, and all levels of nursing staff for an entire day.
We hope to use The Skills System to benefit patients with multiple hospitalizations due to emotional regulation issues related to chronic mental illness.