• DBT Skills Training Classes


Residents complete and turn in DBT Diary Cards on a weekly basis to their clinical therapist. Diary Cards record all skills practiced and target behaviors that are being addressed. DBT Diary Cards are individualized for each resident. Primary and Secondary Problems are identified from an initial assessment and their Service Implementation Plan (Treatment Plan).  Idaho Department of Juvenile Corrections contract residents complete (O&A) Observation and Assessment prior to being placed at Five County. 5-C Center Psychiatrist/Psychologist Dr. Kelly Palmer, and Clinical Therapists provide additional assessment.

Clinicians work with juveniles and identify primary, secondary problems, and treatment goals for all Federal Bureau of Prisons contract residents. An Initial Service Implementation Plan/Individual Treatment Plan is completed within the first 30 days of a juveniles' placement. Bi-monthly and Quarterly Progress Treatment Updated Reports are provided to contract providers, parents/legal guardians, and juveniles. Juveniles continue to address all areas identified in their treatment plan. 

DBT Diary Cards reflect individual problems or "Targeted Behaviors", and the Drivers’ (underlying issue or behavior driving the targeted behavior). The Primary Clinical Therapist work to address specific treatment targets in order of importance in individual weekly counseling. Clinicians, 5-C Linestaff, and residents use Behavior Chain Analysis Forms (B.C.A.s’) to identify solutions to behavioral problems using DBT Skills. These aid residents in precisely defining or identifying problem behaviors, what is influencing the behavior, and identify what may interfere with changing the behavior.