A presentation by Dr. Elizabeth Dexter-Mazza about how to teach your children the most essential skills for emotional problem-solving.
About this event
The Wellness Institute invites you to a live training with Dr. Elizabth Dexter- Mazza, developer of DBT for Schools (DBT STEPS-A) on how to teach your children the most important skills for emotional problem-solving.
1.Parents will learn a model of emotions that provides deeper understanding into the various factors that contribute to the emotion intensity and behavioral outcomes.
2.Parents will be introduced to strategies that they can both model and teach to children as a means of improving emotion regulation over time.
About Dr. Dexter-Mazza:
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.