Students’ Perspective of Learning Wellness and Resilience Skills

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This presentation will discuss the acceptability and appropriateness of a wellness and resilience course designed to implement Dialectical Behavior Therapy skills to address emotional dysregulation and reduce the likelihood of suicidal behavior. This presentation will also provide student perspectives and constructive feedback regarding the importance and feasibility of implementing these skills in their academic and personal life.

Presenter: Paul Reinert, PhD; James Mazza, PhD

Course Video Length: 1 hour

Course Learning Objectives:

  1. Identify the mechanisms of an upstream approach to teaching undergraduate skills and strategies that are focused on emotional dysregulation and mental wellness.
  2. Assess the feasibility of implementing a wellness and resilience course for students in their current academic setting.
  3. Evaluate the impact of a wellness and resilience course from a student perspective.

Course Online Evaluation: You will be prompted with a link to an online survey at the end of the course.

Course Achievement: No certificate will be available for this course. Completion for this course will, however, show up on the user’s transcript with any other courses that have been completed on the site.

Course Supplemental Material:

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Second Edition: The Process and Practice of Mindful Change by Steven C. Hayes
  • Authentic Happiness: Using the New Positive Psychology to Realize Your Potential for Lasting Fulfillment by Martin E. Seligman
  • DBT Skills in Schools: Skills Training for Emotional Problem Solving for Adolescents (DBT STEPS-A) (The Guilford Practical Intervention in the Schools Series) by James J. Mazza

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