Improving Emotion Regulation for Individuals with a Developmental Disability through SkillsSystem (2018)
Presenter: Susan Kahan, MA, LCPC UIC Department of Disability and Human Development
SkillsSystem (Brown, Brown & Dibiasio, 2013) is a curriculum developed for individuals with intellectual and developmental disability whose struggles with emotion regulation interfere with
independence, relationships and well-being. SkillsSystem is based on Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) with a focus on emotion regulation skills that help move the individual toward clearly identified short and long term goals. We will discuss the system’s application in both individual and group settings, as well as its utility in CILAs and day programs.