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Emotion Regulation and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
Zoom Membership Meeting

Patricia (Patty) Gieselman, LMFT 

Sunday, July 11, 2021
9:00 am-11:15 am
Online Via Zoom

Do you work with people who struggle with emotions that get in the way of effective problem solving or create problems in their relationships? Do your clients go from crisis to crisis preventing them from developing effective coping skills or achieving their important goals? Have you ever unintentionally gotten caught up in the storm of BIG emotions and noticed your own reactions getting in the way?

Oftentimes, big emotions show up in the midst of challenge, pain or conflict, and can lead to behaviors that make things worse unintentionally. This brief workshop offers an introduction to the assumptions, strategies, and skills of Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), currently considered one of the gold standard treatment protocols for people who struggle with regulating their emotions and the unintended consequences that often follow.

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