Skills Training Resources from The Euphelia Centre


Practitioner Resources

The Euphelia Skills Training Programme is underpinned by the Dialectial Behaviour Therapy model. Dialectical Behaviour Therapy offers a range of psychosocial skills and techniques that are focused on emotional regulation. These are practical skills that are straightforward to practise, which can be used in every day contexts to help self-manage any stress response that arises - they are techniques that enable an individual to "self-soothe", promoting their emotional self regulation.

Example and Supporting Information 1 for Reflective Practice

Example and Supporting Information 2 for Reflective Practice

Gibbs Reflective Practice Model

Emotions and The Brain

The Adolescent Brain 1

The Adolescent Brain 2


Environmental Contexts - Emotional Dysregulation

Emotion Regulation 1

Emotion Regulation 2

Emotion Regulation 3

Emotion Regulation 4

Developing Emotional Awareness and Learning - Information for Pupils

Current stressors, from an adolescent's perspective

Neurological Origins of Stress

Stress Cycle

Completing Questionnaires and Scales 1

Completing Questionnaires and Scales 2

Completing Questionnaires and Scales 3

Difficulties in Emotional Regulation Scale 1

Difficulties in Emotional Regulation Scale - Reverse Scoring Note

Assessment Scales Pack

Stages of Change Model 1

Stages of Change Model 2

Communication Skills 1 - Respectful Curiosity

Motivation 1

Motivation 2

Motivation 3

Communication Skills 2-Motivational Interviewing - Core Skills

Communication Skills 3 - Change Talk 1

Communication Skills 4 - Change Talk 2

Communication Skills 5 - Active Listening

Communication Skills 6 - Questions to Support Feedback

Communication Skills 7 - Reframing

Thoughts on Validation

Communication Skills 8 - Motivational Communication Style 1

Communication Skills 9 - Motivational Communication Style 2

Communication Skills 10 - Empathy

Teaching "Behaviours"

Positive Psychology

Understanding Self Identity Through Exploring and Developing Talent

Technique - "Pat on the Back"

The Purpose of Problem Solving

Impact of Thinking Styles on Affect

Session Management Resource 1

Session Management Resource 2

Session Management Resource 3

Session Management Resource 4 - Rules

Session Management Resource 5 - Rules


Mindfulness 1

Mindfulness 2 - Benefits

Mindfulness 3 - DBT Mindfulness Skills

Mindfulness 4 - How to Meditate

Interpersonal Effectiveness Skills

Distress Tolerance 1

Distress Tolerance 2 - Practice Activity

Distress Tolerance 3 - Practice Activity

Art for Emotional Regulation Activity

Using Expressive Art Therapy Skills

Mandala Art-Work

Evoking The Mood - Supporting Positive Affect

Positive Psychology Resource 1

Positive Psychology Resource 2

Positive Psychology Resource 3

Positive Psychology Resource 4

Positive Psychology Resource 5

Positive Psychology Resource 6

MindEd. This is a free educational resource on children and young people’s mental health for all adults.


International Congress of Applied Psychology 2014


ICAP2014 Abstracts


Working with Adolescent Self-Harm: The Euphelia Signature Strengths Programme

The Euphelia Signature Strengths Programme is a comprehensive programme that incorporates a number of specific health-focused interventions within it in regards to adolescent self-harm, to promote the health and well-being of this specific population group.

The programme centres upon providing support for adolescents with emotional difficulties, who do not have co-existing mental health issues, who may be at risk in developing the use of initial and low level self-harming behaviours as a maladaptive emotional regulation strategy for themselves.

The programme's interventions include: a specialist staff training programme for professionals working with adolescent self-harm; psychosocial skills training workshops for adolescents, to promote their emotional regulation, problem solving, coping skills and resilience; regular data collection to facilitate the use of evidence-based practice when supporting pupils to learn the psychosocial skills, and to promote their health management behaviours; a detailed resource manual for practitioners who deliver the psychosocial workshops.

For each setting a unique case study pilot programme approach is utilised to ensure clients' specific needs are fully mapped, evaluated and met.

Case Study, Shropshire County - Summary Report

The Signature Strengths Pilot Programme 2013 - 2014 was delivered in Shropshire County, as a specific project. Here is the case study summary report

Case Study Report - Summary of Programme Achievements in Shropshire County

Working with Adolescent Self-harm requires a specific set of knowledge and skills, and The Euphelia Centre specialises in providing training for education, health and social care professionals to learn this knowledge and skills-set. Please email training@euphelia.com for more information, and also look at the information provided on the Training Programmes webpage. The page link is available here: Euphelia Training Programmes.


Department of Health Assessment Training Resources











CAMHS Training Resources



Research Articles

child & family policy divide

safeguarding children from emotional abuse - what works

UN Rights of the Child

Getting it Right 2009


guidance on safeguarding & promoting the welfare of children

Self Harm - Intervention Resources

What is Self Injury 1

What is Self Injury 2

Guide for School Professionals

Developing a School Protocol 1

Developing a School Protocol 2

Guide for Mental Health Professionals

Assessing Self Injury 1

Assessing Self Injury 2

Assessing Self Injury 3

15 Misconceptions about Self Harm

Self Harm in Adolescents

Immediate Distraction Techniques

More Distraction Techniques

Recovering from Self Injury

Family Policies


Self Injury in the Media

Self Injury and the Internet

No Harm Done Resources from YOUNGMINDS. The aim of these resources are to reassure those affected by self-harm that things can and do improve. Click to access the YOUNGMINDS resources.

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