Contact Hours: 3

Instructor: Dawn-Elise Snipes PhD,

Text: Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills 101 Mindfulness Exercises and Other Fun Activities for Children


  • Core Mindfulness
  • Walking the Middle Path
  • Distress Tolerance
  • Emotion Regulation
  • Interpersonal Effectiveness
  • Mindfulness Exercises
  • DBT Games and Activities

Contact Hours: 10

Instructor: Dr. Dawn-Elise Snipes, PhD, LPC, LMHC,


  • Bully Prevention in Positive Behavior Support (Elementary)
  • Bully Prevention in Positive Behavior Support (Middle and High School)
  • Model Bullying Prevention and Intervention Plan Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. June 2014
  • Presentation by Dr. Dawn-Elise Snipes 11-1-2016


  • Define bullying
  • Identify types of bullying
  • Learn about the prevalence of bullying and bullycide
  • Identify characteristics of the bully
  • Identify motivations for bullying
  • Identify characteristics of people who are bullied
  • Identify consequences of bullying
  • Identify interventions (home and school) to prevent bullying and help the bullying victims

TIPs 31 & 32: Treatment of Adolescents with Substance Abuse Issues

Contact Hours: 10

Instructor: Dr. Dawn-Elise Snipes

Based on the Text: Treatment of Adolescents with Substance Use Disorders Treatment Improvement Protocol (TIP) Series, No. 31 & 32 Center for Substance Abuse Treatment. Rockville (MD): Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (US); 1999. Report No.

Substance Use Among Adolescents
    The Consequences
    Treatment Needs
Tailoring Treatment to the Adolescent's Problem
    Understanding the Problem
    Factors Affecting Treatment Placement
    The Continuum of Treatment
General Program Characteristics
    Scope and Approach
    Perspectives on Counseling Youth
    Program Components
    Treatment Planning
    Program Evaluation
Twelve-Step-Based Programs
    Incorporating the 12-Step-Based Approach
Therapeutic Communities
    The Generic TC Model
    Adolescents in TCs
    TCs With Adolescents
Family Therapy
Youths With Distinctive Treatment Needs
    Treatment in the Juvenile Justice System
    Homeless and Precariously Housed Youths
    Homosexual, Bisexual, and Transgendered Youths
    Youths With Coexisting Disorders