DBT Family Skills Training for DBT-U Parents, Saturday, April 20th, 8:45am-1pm

DBT Family Skills Training for DBT-U Parents, Saturday, April 20th, 8:45am-1pm

Saturday, April 20th, 8:45am-1pm

TADBiT-Carrboro Group Room, 200 W. Weaver Street, Carrboro

We have all experienced times of emotional vulnerability and sensitivity.  As parents, each of us can benefit from becoming more skillful. This is especially true when we are experiencing a negative emotional state, such as anger, fear, sadness or shame. Such states diminish our ability to effectively communicate with loved ones.

This four hour workshop aims to provide you with essential DBT skills that you can immediately apply to your particular needs. While not covering the material of the 12 week Family Skills Training, these four hours will be a substantial introduction to skills that can help break the perpetual negative feedback loop that prompts criticism, self-blame, or defensiveness in our intimate relationships. 

Each member will receive handouts. I will be sending participants some materials in advance to prepare for effective use of this workshop with your unique issues or patterns.  Cost for this daylong workshop is $120 per person and $170 per couple (2 parents). Sliding scale is available (I do not want finances to prevent any interested parents from participating). 

DBT FST Half-Day Training for DBT-U Parents, 9am to 1pm

April 20, 2013 with John Mader, LMFT

8:45   Registration

9:00   Introduction & Orientation to DBT for Family Members

    *Mindfulness Exercise

9:45   Identifying the Problems as Individual Target Behaviors

    1. The “Red Zone” of Emotion Dysregulation, Emotional Vulnerability & States of Mind          

    2. Balanced Wise Mind and Mindfulness Skills

11:00  Communicating with Validation Strategies

    3.  DEAR

    4.  Validation First  

Noon   Understanding the Patterns and Responding More Effectively

    5. Responding to Red Zone Behaviors

    6. Behavioral Chain of Problem & Solution Analysis

    Homework: Your Ambitious Goals (with Commitment to Act)