DBT Principles and their Application to Treating Couples and Families

Dialectical Behavior Therapy is known for its use of dialectics and its focus on emotion regulation, which makes it highly applicable in working with dysregulated, high conflict couples and families. Dr. Foertsch will demonstrate basics of DBT including the parent theories of behaviorism, zen and dialectics, targets, modes, and strategies of therapy and DBT skills. The application of this model to couples and families, especially relying on Fruzzetti’s model outlined in The High Conflict Couple, will be explained. Clinical demonstrations and role play will be emphasized throughout the day.

In this workshop, participants will learn to:

  • Practice managing in-session emotion dysregulation with couples and families
  • Learn core principles of DBT
  • Practice conceptualizing couples and families from a DBT model

Christine Foertsch, PhD, is a trainer with the Behavioral Technology Transfer Group, Marsha Linehan’s training company for DBT and a certified DBT therapist in private practice for over 20 years. She formerly worked at New York Hospital in White Plains, and directed the DBT day treatment program at Roosevelt Hospital. Dr. Foertsch has been a teacher and consultant throughout the United States and internationally since 1993.

Date: Friday, February 16, 2018
Time: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Tuition: $140
CE Contact Hours: 5

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Damaly Ferreira
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