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Moved to Zoom - DBT Strategies in the Treatment of Emotion Dysregulation"

  • March 15, 2020
  • 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
  • Woodland Hills Country Club 21150 Dumetz Road, Woodland Hills 91364
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Membership Meeting

NOTE:  This meeting has been CANCELLED

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with Wendy Douglas, LCSW

"DBT Strategies in the Treatment of Emotion Dysregulation"

Despite advances in the understanding of borderline personality disorder and self-harming behaviors, many therapists feel they are not equipped to deal with clients who may struggle with some of these characteristics. This training will infuse the therapist with some of the evidence-based strategies used in DBT treatment that may be helpful for any client struggling with unwanted social and emotional behaviors. We will discuss the tools used for emotion regulation and interpersonal effectiveness that providers can use in their own practice. This training will also help providers make the distinction between those who may simply need extra help with emotion regulation in treatment or need to be referred to higher level of care such as adherent DBT therapy. We will cover some of the core strategies in DBT therapy including the use of setting contingencies, the concept of dialectics, and the use of mindfulness as a self-regulation tool. We will also dispel myths about borderlines, noting that there is an emerging field in DBT called Radically Open (RO) DBT, for those who are over-controlled, rather than under-controlled.

Learning Objectives

In successfully completing and attending this presentation, participants will be able to:

  1. Explain the concept of dialectics and apply 2 dialectical strategies in treatment with clients.
  2. Assess appropriateness of referrals to DBT providers and programs.
  3. Describe and utilize emotion regulation and interpersonal effectiveness skills in therapy with clients.
  4. Give 2 examples of mindfulness practices clients may use to help increase awareness and emotional control


Wendy Douglas, LCSW has a Master's in Social Welfare from UCLA and a Master's in Science of Public Health from Tulane University in New Orleans. She runs the San Fernando Valley DBT program in Sherman Oaks and offers adherent comprehensive DBT therapy as well as open DBT skills groups. She also sees individuals and couples in her private practice in both Woodland Hills and Beverly Hills. She was trained in DBT at LA County's Department of Mental Health in 2005 where she was DBT team leader at Edelman Westside Mental Health Center. She also completed her advanced training in DBT in 2017. She currently sits on a DBT team in Los Angeles with a number of other skilled DBT practitioners. She is currently working on behavioral modification strategies with her two dogs Ozzy Osborne and George Harrison.

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          Sunday, March 15, 2020


     8:30am-9am  Registration/Networking/

         Continental Breakfast* 

     9am-9:30am  Membership Meeting/

         Chapter Announcements*

     9:30-11am CEU/Speaker Presentation

     11am-11:15am  Member Announce-

          ments/Opportunity Drawing*

     11:15am-11:30am  CEU Certificate


     11:30am-1:30pm Board Meeting ~

           All Welcome!*

This course is intended for beginning to advanced mental health professionals.

Course meets the qualifications for 1.5 hours of continuing education credit for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. CEU completion certificates will be awarded when participants complete the course evaluation after speaker presentation.

* = non CEU portion of course


Woodland Hills Country Club (Grand Ballroom)

21150 Dumetz Road Woodland Hills, CA 91364

The Country Club does not allow denim. This location is ADA compliant.


SFV-CAMFT chapter members

$15 (online until Sunday prior to event 11:59pm) /

       $25 (online week of event or walk-ins)

Non chapter members

$25 (online until Sunday prior to event 11:59pm) /

       $35 (online week of event or walk-ins)

$20 (STUDENTS ONLY - online until day before event 11:59pm)

No phone or email RSVP.

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CAMFT-approved Continuing Education Provider #62281

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

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