Networking Brunch & Presentation: Introduction to Dialectical Behavior Therapy: Skills for Emotional Health

  • Fri, January 11, 2013
  • 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
  • San Gabriel Country Club - 350 East Hermosa Drive, San Gabriel, CA 91775


  • A licensed member of SGV CAMFT or another CAMFT chapter.
  • A prelicensed member of SGV CAMFT or another CAMFT chapter.
SGV-CAMFT Networking Brunch
and presentation on

Introduction to Dialectical Behavior Therapy:
Skills for Emotional Health

Presented by Patty Gieselman

Friday, January 11, 2013  9:00am - 11:30am

Register HERE

We hope you’ll join us
as we network with our colleagues and enrich ourselves with outstanding and timely professional information.

Bring your business cards for networking, name tag and raffle.

Friday, January 11, 2013  9:00am - 11:30am
    Registration/Continental Breakfast: 9:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
    Networking & Presentation:  9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Registration includes:
Continental Breakfast, Networking, Dedicated Table for Members Marketing Material and 2.0 CEU hours (PCE #295).

Dress Code: Sorry, no Jeans per San Gabriel Country Club's guidelines.

Location:  San Gabriel Country Club
350 East Hermosa Drive, San Gabriel, CA 91775  (click HERE for a map)

Dedicated therapists continually seek research-based treatments and strategies to assist clients manage difficult situations that life brings. When a person does not have sufficient emotion regulation skills to weather tough times, the outcomes can often get even worse. This presentation offers an opportunity to learn more about DBT and when these tools could be useful for some of your clients.

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
is a program for people who seek the skills to take control of the emotions, thoughts and related behaviors that are making their lives or relationships more difficult. How well we are able to regulate or adjust our emotions and deliberately focus our attention is directly related to success in achieving our goals and sustaining healthy relationships with our families, friends and in the workplace. DBT programs for adults and adolescents are demonstrating success in reducing suffering by focusing on the development and strengthening of skills to improve emotional, behavioral and cognitive stability.

We hope you’ll join us for an overview of the approaches used in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) to assist clients:
  • Learn skills to regulate emotional responses in difficult situations;
  • Understand the difficult balance between when to accept what is and when we must change in order to meet our goals; and
  • Learn skills required to change life patterns, habits and choices in order to reduce unrelenting crisis and suffering.

This event is proudly sponsored by:

Clearview uses Dialectical Behavior Therapy throughout its continuum of care, providing highly individualized treatment programs for people with alcohol and drug addictions, dual diagnosis, Borderline Personality Disorder, trauma, and other psychiatric disorders.

For further information, call:

800-573-0770 or visit

Also sponsored by:

Willow Springs Center is a 116 bed child/adolescent medical model Residential Treatment Center located in Reno, NV.  We treat ages 5 through 17 and specialize in trauma focused care and have a fully adherent Marsha Linehan DBT program for adolescents.  For more information go to

Patricia (Patty) Gieselman, MFT has 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 therapy services, Ms. Gieselman trains mental health professionals as a provider of continuing education courses for the California Board of Behavioral Sciences and is an adjunct instructor for local colleges and universities. She is a member of the consultant team with the Treatment Implementation Collaborative (

Patty is well known for her practical yet often whimsical approach to 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 and national conferences including the California Alliance for Children and Families, Los Angeles County African American Mental Health Conference, the Child Welfare League of America. In 2006, she was invited as a participant on the DBT research team’s panel at the Association of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies Conference. The presentation was “Effectively Disseminating and Implementing Empirically-Supported Therapies in the Real World: Applying Lessons Learned with DBT”.


Contact Raquel Kislinger at or call 626 470-3525

Cancellation Notice and Policy

Cancellation notices may be sent to Raquel Kislinger at or call 626 470-3525 NO LATER THAN 72 hours PRIOR to the event.

Requests for special consideration due to illness or emergencies can not be honored as the Chapter must pay for all lunches ordered.

Thank you for your understanding, we'll see you there!

San Gabriel Valley CAMFT
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