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Working with Emotion Dysregulation in Families: 
Dialectical Behavior Therapy with Parents, Couples, and Families
with Dr. Alan Fruzzetti
Behavioral Care Center of New Jersey, Metro NY DBT Center and Mountain Valley Treatment Center bring you this seminar which will provide training on working with emotion dysregulation in families through dialectical behavioral therapy with parents, couples and families.
Date: March 8 - 10th, 2019
Time: 8:30 am to 5:00 pm each day
Place: Hyatt Regency Morristown (3 Speedwell Ave, Morristown, NJ)
Fee: $750.00 for per person for individual registration.  For groups of 5 people or more the cost is $700.00 per person for group registration.  If you are interested in the student rate please email for further details.  All Payments must be received by 2/22/19 or when capacity is reached.
Register: There is a two-step registration process. 1) Complete the registration form online. 2) Checks should be made out to BCCNJ and sent to BCCNJ, 205 Ridgedale Ave, Suite 101, Florham Park, NJ 07932. Payment will be accepted by check or cash only. Confirmation of registration and payment will be sent by email.
Training Description:
Severe individual and family distress typically includes a lot of dysregulated emotion, including anger, hurt feelings, sadness, embarrassment, and worry, and can include out-of-control behaviors (such as suicide attempts, drug and alcohol misuse, aggression, etc.). Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) has been shown in dozens of studies to be effective in treating the many problems associated with emotion dysregulation.   DBT has been adapted for use with couples, parents, and families, with multiple studies demonstrating successful outcomes. In this training, Dr. Fruzzetti will teach and demonstrate: 1) family interventions to reduce severe dysfunctional individual behavior of the type noted above, 2) individual DBT skills adapted for parents and partners; 3) specific family skills for parents and partners, and 4) additional interventions to improve family relationships in general, and thus to help families become less destructive, and more peaceful and loving. 
After a brief orientation to the treatment model, lectures, role plays, and experiential exercises will be used to demonstrate how to:  1) build a treatment target hierarchy with families (including self-harm, aggression, substance use, angry outbursts, withdrawal, relationship problems, etc.);  2) manage dysregulated and chaotic family members in order to conduct an effective session; 3) utilize traditional DBT skills and new DBT family skills with families; 4) apply chain analyses with two or more family members simultaneously (“double chains”), to expose dysfunctional steps when emotions and/or actions escalate out of control; 5) use principles and intervention strategies of DBT with families to make communication possible, to reduce dysfunction and help rebuild relationships; and 6) integrate both acceptance and change strategies (and skills) into solutions. 
Examples with teens and adults, couples, and parent-child relationships will be used throughout the workshop. No prior training in DBT is needed for this workshop.
For the Training Objectives and information about  CEs, please click here.
For the Schedule, Please Click Here.
We have arranged for a special rate at the hotel for anyone attending the conference.  The reduced rate will be available until Feb 7th (or until there are no more rooms available). Please Click Here to access the reduced rate.
Meet the Presenter:
                                 Alan E. Fruzzetti, Ph.D. is Director of the Boys Residential DBT Program and                                                 Director of Training in Family Services for 3East programs at McLean Hospital, and                                     Associate Professor of Psychology in the Department of Psychiatry at Harvard                                             Medical School. He received his B.A. from Brown University and M.S. & Ph.D. from                                   the University of Washington in Seattle. Alan has adapted and implemented              Dialectical Behavior Therapy for multiple underserved populations and developed many successful DBT programs for people with BPD, other problems with emotion regulation, and programs for couples, parents, and families. His research focuses on the connections between severe psychopathology and interpersonal/family processes, and their interplay with emotion dysregulation. Dr. Fruzzetti is on the Board of Directors of the National Education Alliance for Borderline Personality Disorder, the International Society for DBT, and the Linehan Institute. He has authored more than 100 research and clinical papers and book chapters, two books,is the editor of the Guilford DBT Practice series, and has lectured and trained professionals and the public in more than twenty countries in BPD, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, and/or in family interventions. Alan is the co-creator (with Dr. Perry Hoffman) of the NEA-BPD Family Connections programs for parents, partners, and other loved ones of people with BPD and related problems, and for parents with trauma. He has received many honors for research, teaching, and for community service, and is married with four children.
Questions or concerns: If you have any questions or concerns not addressed on the website, please email or or call 973-660-0700.
About the Sponsor

Mountain Valley Treatment Center is a short-term residential treatment center specializing in treating adolescents with Anxiety Disorders and OCD. Located in the Upper Valley Region of New Hampshire near Hanover and Dartmouth College, Mountain Valley serves teens and young adults ages 13-20. Residents at Mountain Valley receive a comprehensive approach to care in a specialized setting, using evidence-based practices, including CBT based Exposure and Response Prevention Therapy with an emphasis on Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. Mountain Valley residents are typically bright, talented, perfectionistic – and stuck. You can read more about the innovative work being done at Mountain Valley in a recent article in the NY Times Magazine spotlighting the rise of anxiety in adolescents:


To find out more information about our services and the admissions process, follow this link to our website:

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