"Impulsivity" is not one thing; it encompasses at least three broad traits. One of these traits, "emotion-based impulsivity," or rapid unplanned action triggered by strong emotions, is particularly problematic. In this course, participants will learn how to conceptualize different subtypes of impulsive behavior, and learn how to assess these behaviors in patients.
Upon taking the course, attendees will be able to:
- Describe three major sub-types of impulsivity and how they differ from each other
- Understand the relationship between impulsive behavior and emotion dyresgulation
- Understand how to match clinical skills (i.e., lethal means counseling, distress tolerance) with impulsive behaviors.
Presenter: Dr. Andrew Peckham
Andrew Peckham is a clinical psychologist at the VA Bedford Healthcare System in Massachusetts, serving Veterans with serious mental illness through the VA's psychosocial rehabilitation and recovery programs.