Emotion Regulation Skills with Dr. Elizabeth Dexter-Mazza, Co-developer of DBT for Schools (DBT STEPS-A).
Join Dr. Dexter-Mazza as she shares essential tools for modeling and teaching emotion management skills. With her expertise in DBT skills, she’ll guide parents in effective strategies for supporting children struggling to regulate their emotions.
Dr. Elizabeth Dexter-Mazza is a certified DBT therapist and co-author of the DBT STEPS-A social emotional learning curriculum for middle and high school students. She received her doctoral degree from the School of Professional Psychology at Pacific University in 2004, and completed her predoctoral internship at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine/Montefiore Medical Center’s Adolescent Depression and Suicide Program. Dr. Dexter-Mazza completed her postdoctoral fellowship under the direction of Dr. Marsha Linehan at the Behavioral Research and Therapy Clinics (BRTC) at the University of Washington. While at the BRTC, she was the Clinical Director and a research therapist for Dr. Linehan’s research studies, which provided both individual DBT and DBT group skills training. She has published several book chapters and peer reviewed articles on DBT, Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD), and graduate school training in how to manage suicidal clients. Dr. Dexter-Mazza is a licensed psychologist and maintains a private practice in Seattle, providing comprehensive DBT and skills based coaching and support to family members and friends of individuals with BPD.
Dr. Dexter-Mazza provides individual therapy to adolescents, young adults, adults and parent coaching. She has been providing DBT since 2000 and is considered an expert in training mental health professionals around the world in DBT. She also provides consultation on the implementation of DBT and DBT STEPS-A to clinicians and schools.