Saturday workshop to address management of affect regulation through Dialectical Behavior Therapy

From NASW NYC’s spring catalogue:

This Saturday, April 30th, NASW NYC will present a one day workshop entitled “Novel Applications of Dialetical Behavior Therapy and Affect Moderation” from 10 AM – 5 PM in their Chapter Office Conference Center at 50 Broadway, Suite 1001.

This workshop will focus on fresh applications of Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) that will help you effectively manage the “therapy interfering behaviors” that arise on both the part of the clinician and the client during the treatment process.

Highly-rated by previous workshop participants, Susan Dowd Stone returns to NASW-NYC, bringing her expansive expertise in the area of DBT, as well as in CBT; don’t miss this opportunity to benefit from her valuable insights.

Susan Dowd Stone, LCSW is an Adjunct Lecturer on Cognitive Behavioral Interventions at the Silver School of Social Work, New York University. A former member of a DBT treatment team at Hackensack University Medical Center, Ms. Stone contributed a chapter on the benefits of DBT to the text, Cognitive Behavior Therapy in Clinical Social Work Practice (Ronen & Freeman, eds. Springer 2006). She is a public reviewer for the National Institute of Mental Health and a nationally-known advocate for the adoption of best practice models in clinical settings.

For more information about Susan Dowd Stone, MSW, LCSW, please visit her website at

About the workshop:

Novel Applications of Dialectical Behavior Therapy and Affect Moderation

Many workshops have addressed the application of DBT to borderline personality disorder. However, DBT’s Biosocial Theory – that biology and environment are co-conspirators which activate emotion dysregulation in vulnerable individuals – has application across many diagnostic presentations where emotional lability challenges therapeutic alignment. This workshop will help clinicians manage the “therapy interfering behaviors” which may arise during treatment, either on the part of the client and/or the practitioner.

With a deeper understanding of the associated biopsychosocial etiology, clinicians will be more able to form constructive, motivating and non-judgmental responses when faced this challenge. Through lecture, PowerPoint and interactive case studies, participants will learn to effectively manage affective and behavioral disturbances which block therapeutic progress.

Click here to register for this workshop.

Click here to view a copy of the brochure of all workshops being offered this spring at NASW-NYC.

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