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"Using the Body to Regulate Emotion: Perspectives from DBT"

  • October 08, 2017
  • 9:00 AM - 11:15 AM
  • Woodland Hills Country Club 21150 Dumetz Road, Woodland Hills 91364


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    Membership Meeting with 

     Suzette Bray, LMFT

"Using the Body to Regulate Emotions: Perspectives from DBT"

Many clients experience overwhelming levels of emotion that interfere not only with their day to day functioning, but also with their ability to participate effectively in therapeutic treatment (becoming overwhelmed in session, leaving session early, or not being able to get to session at all). Learning how to regulate their emotion will allow these clients to benefit from treatment more rapidly and create more satisfying lives. These clients are exquisitely sensitive to emotion and can dysregulate very rapidly; DBT can help clients in very dysregulated states bring down levels of emotion.

This course is intended for beginning to advanced therapists.
Learning Objectives
In successfully completing and attending this presentation,
participants will be able to:
~Define the main dialectic of DBT and why being able to think dialectically is important for both therapists and clients.~
~Describe the role of identifying the client's own values plays in creating effective treatment goals.~
~Identify 3 three ways to assist clients in tolerating emotional distress.~           

Suzette Bray is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist intensively-trained in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT). She owns and operates Village Counseling and Wellness (VCW), which provides comprehensive DBT to adults and adolescents, as well as CBT to clients of all ages. Over the years, she has been struck by how much the body-based methods in DBT and Seeking Safety (among other treatments) assist clients with their emotions when other methods traditionally used in psychotherapy (cognitive-based interventions, emotional processing, etc.) seem not to be "doing the trick."



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 *8:30-9:00am - Networking, Registration, & Breakfast 
*9-9:30am - 
Membership Meeting & Announcements
*9:30-10:30am - CEU/Speaker Presentation

Course meets the qualifications for 1 hour of continuing education credit for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.
CEU completion certificates will be awarded after participants complete the course evaluation after speaker presentation.
* = non CEU portion of course
*10:30-11:00am - Structured Networking 
*11:30 -1pm - Board Meeting ~ All Welcome

Woodland Hills Country Club
21150 Dumetz Road
Woodland Hills, CA 91364
(The Country Club does not allow denim; ADA compliant)

$10 member
$20 non-member

(register online by Sunday prior to event 11:59pm,

no phone or email RSVP)
$25 walk-in, regardless of membership

(no cash or check, credit cards only)


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Refund Policy 

Requests for refunds must be in writing and received by SFV-CAMFT before one week prior to the event. A $2 administrative fee will be deducted for cancellation of a paid event, through the cancellation deadline. There will be no refunds on requests received after one week prior to the event. The President has discretion to issue refunds that do not comply with the policy. To request a refund, click here

CAMFT- approved Continuing Education Provider #62281

SFV-CAMFT is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for Marriage & Family Therapists. SFV-CAMFT maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content.

This email and organization targets the needs of mental health professionals, from entry level trainees, intermediate interns, and experienced licensed individuals.


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