Hardiness Zones for Girls: Best Practices for Helping Girls Thrive at School and After School – July 12, 2016

Presenters: Melissa J. Johnson, PhD and Vicki Chiang, PsyD Date: Tuesday, July 12, 2016 Professionals who work with teen girls in mental health, education and after-school programs often ask how they can help girls thrive in today’s complex world. This course is designed to provide attendees with current information on the biggest issues facing teen girls today – and ways to develop hardiness and advocacy in the face of these challenges. Using a 3-tier public health model, we will look at best practices in girls’ programming for systems such as schools and youth organizations, as well as for meeting the needs of individual and small groups of girls. Each year we offer panels on specific topics – this year we have two panels incorporated into the 1-day training: (1) Hardiness Zones for girls struggling with self-injury and other expressions of emotional dysregulation and (2) Hardiness Zones for gender non-conforming and…

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Doing Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT): An Advanced Intensive Training

Dates:  Wednesday March 2, 2016 through Saturday, March 5, 2016 in Pasadena, CA Location:   Neighborhood Church, 301 N Orange Grove Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91103 Presenters:  Charlie Swenson, MD and Kelly Koerner, PhD Presented in collaboration with the Institute for Girls’ Development and the DBT Center of San Gabriel Valley. In Doing Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT): An Advanced Intensive Training the instructors will tackle typical problems in the practice of DBT, demonstrating how to address them with a fine-tuned level of detail, similar to having supervision in a group. While the syllabus will be set in advance and will be followed in detail, instructors and participants will also tailor the clinical examples, demonstrations, and experienctial practices to the needs, interests and clinical experiences of participants. Topics covered are: – Being dialectical: DBT as a principle-based treatment – Treating secondary targets – Behavioral chain analysis and case conceptualization – Understanding and…

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