"Decreasing Therapy-Interfering Behaviors
When Working with People Who Have Difficulty
Regulating Emotions - Lessons Learned from DBT"
Offered by the SGV-CAMFT CHAPTER
and presented by:
Patricia Gieselman, MFT
Saturday July 14, 2018
8:30 am - 10:30 am
PLEASE JOIN US!
Come join us for this special “Sunrise” Chapter Meeting and Presentation at the beautiful Women’s City Club of Pasadena. Your registration includes a breakfast buffet and CEUs if you are seeking them.
This brief workshop offers an introduction to understand and address therapy-interfering behaviors that arise when working with emotionally vulnerable and highly reactive clients. Examples of therapy-interfering behaviors include starting sessions late, missing sessions, crying throughout session, talking about a problem and leaving little time to generate solutions, verbal attacks, refusal to talk, etc. This workshop will be offered through the lens 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. Lessons learned and strategies to decrease such behaviors will be offered.
- Identify therapy-interfering behaviors of the client and the therapist.
- Identify DBT skills and strategies that are useful in reducing therapy-interfering behaviors, both in and between therapy sessions, for both the therapist and the client.
- Describe and practice Mindfulness and Validation techniques to increase emotional regulation during therapy sessions.
- Describe “unintended consequences.”
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About the Speaker
Patricia (Patty) Gieselman, MFT is the founder and Executive Director of Choices Counseling & Skills Center which specializes in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and other evidence-based practices. She has had extensive experience working with adults, adolescents and families in both community-based and residential settings. During her career, she has worked in the public and private sector as a clinician, consultant, trainer, program director and Vice President of Clinical Services. In addition to offering counseling services, Ms. Gieselman trains mental health professionals, including Psychologists and Nurses as a provider of continuing education courses in the state of California. She has been an adjunct instructor for local colleges and universities. Patty is well known for her practical yet often whimsical approach to teaching and problem solving.
As a trainer and program consultant, Patty combines sensitivity, skill, caring and humor with knowledge that comes from years of experience in using clinical methods that produce results. She has been an invited presenter at local, state, national and international conferences including the California Alliance for Children and Families, Los Angeles County African American Mental Health Conference and the Child Welfare League of America. In 2016 she was invited to present DBT Adaptations and Innovations at the “Doing What Works” Conference in Reykjavik, Iceland. In 2014, she was a panel speaker for the California Association of Marriage & Family Therapists (CAMFT) Annual Conference to discuss her experiences with LA-DBT Network, a consortium of DBT private practitioners, in “DBT in Private Practice: Lessons Learned.”
She is passionate about providing skills and strategies to children and families as prevention - before they need them, to inoculate against potential risks and future challenges. Ms. Gieselman was recognized for outstanding community service in 1999 and was awarded the “Woman of Achievement” award by the YWCA for her commitment to children and families.
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_______________________________________________________________Access for Disabled Persons
The Women's City Club of Pasadena is ADA compliant, and the meeting and dining hall where the presentation will be held has a ramp leading to the entrance.
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