Tuesday Jan 24, 2023

Kate chats with Scott Spradlin, LPC, LMAC, DBT Therapist

My guest is Scott Spradlin, a therapist and team lead at Wichita DBT at NorthStar Therapy. He is knowledgeable of DBT, ADHD, mindfulness, mental health and psychotherapy. I invited Scott  to join me on this episode to help us understand and become more educated in DBT therapy as a tool for those who struggle with ADHD. You can find Scott at wisemindwiselife.com.

 On this episode, Scott and I cover the following:

- What is DBT Therapy?

- How is DBT a viable treatment for someone who struggles with ADHD?

- How is DBT orientated towards skill building?

   - mindfully being attentive

   - deregulating strong emotions

  - distress tolerance in a crisis

   - building resilience

   - interpersonal effectiveness 

-Mindfulness of learning self acceptance and letting go of judgment

- How parents regulation of their emotions plays a role

- How DBT can help navigate interpersonal relationships

- What are DEAR MAN skills?

- What are FAST skills?

- When we are more skilled we are able to see more options for solving problems

- When should parents or an individual consider seeking out a DBT as a therapeutic option?

It's worth your time to listen! Thank you for listening and pass it on to anyone you think it might help!

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