Sep 25 2019
Sep 25 2019: 8:30am–3:30pm

Learning, Coaching, and Teaching Emotion Regulation Skills (2-Day Event)

Mental Health and Behavioral Health

The Verrecchia Clinic for Children with Autism and Developmental Disabilities will present Learning, Coaching, and Teaching Emotion Regulation Skills on Wednesday, September 25 and Thursday, September 26.


Julie F. Brown, PhD is the author of the Emotion Regulation Skills System for the Cognitively Challenged Client: A DBT-Informed Approach (2016). Brown is currently the president of the Skills System, LLC.  She is an independently licensed social worker and has provided individual and group therapy for individuals with complex learning and behavioral health issues for over 28 years. Additionally, Brown has been a dialectical behavior therapy trainer with Behavioral Tech, LLC (Linehan Institute) since 2006, specializing in improving the accessibility of DBT for individuals with cognitive impairments/behavioral health issues. She has published numerous articles and book chapters addressing issues related to intellectual disabilities. Brown currently provides Skills System training and consultation for practitioners/agencies in the US and abroad; the Skills System curriculum materials are being translated into six languages.


This two-day training will teach participants information about the Emotion Regulation Skills System model. Each participant will complete the online Skills System Basics Course prior to the onsite training on September 25 and 26. The onsite training content will explore the following topics: emotion regulation processes, application of Skills System skills, skills coaching techniques, skills instruction, and integrating skills concepts into individual therapy and program implementation.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this session, participants should be able to:

  • Explain the emotion regulation theoretical framework that underpins the Skills System model.
  • Demonstrate Skills System skills coaching techniques.
  • Design Skills System instruction.


  • Target audience: Mental health professionals: social workers, psychologists, psychiatrists, licensed mental health counselors, as well as others who work with individuals with cognitive challenges.
  • Instructional level: Intermediate/Advanced
  • CE hours/credits: 11.0 
  • A continental breakfast and a light lunch will be included.
  • To request reasonable accommodation for a disability, please contact the Rhode Island Hospital CME office at 401-444-4260.  


  • Program fee: $395 
  • Online registration closes on Monday, September 23, 2019
  • Phone registration: Please call the department of behavioral education at 401-606-5752
  • For refund/cancellation information please email or call Liz DeFreitas at 401-606-5752.

Register Online 

CME Credit/Hours

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation criteria and policies of the Rhode Island Medical Society (RIMS) through the joint providership of Rhode Island Hospital and Bradley Hospital.  Rhode Island Hospital is accredited by the Rhode Island Medical Society to provide continuing medical education for physicians.      

Rhode Island Hospital designates this live activity for a maximum of 11.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

Rhode Island Hospital is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Rhode Island Hospital maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

CEUs for this event have been submitted, pending approval by the National Board for Social Work (NASW), designating this live activity for a maximum of 11.0 continuing education credits for certified counselors, marriage and family therapists.