Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is a set of skills; Emotional Regulation, Distress Tolerance, Interpersonal Relationship, and Mindfulness. Each skill-set brings someone with emotional regulation issues closer to stability. DBT focus on "effectiveness." DBT Therapists are solution focused, leading clients step by step to a life that can be filled with serenity. No longer, does bipolar disorder have be a thief of family serenity and peace of mind, a destroyer of emotional balancefor everyone who comes into contact with it, and the catalyst for a lifestyle that frequently produces undesirable consequences at home, in the workplace and society as a whole. This workshop, will explore directly and lovingly at the ways in which DBT can be a pivotal factor in leading someone to stability. We will explore SPECT imagine, medication, DBT and boundaries.
Debra Meehl, DD, is an Intensively trained Dialectical Behavior Therapist (DBT) and Skills Trainer, She is the founder and President of the Meehl Foundation. Co-Author of the "Friends and Family Bipolar Survival Guide" and documentary presenter of the Life Focus TV series "A Mind Misunderstood" to air October 5, 2012 on PBS, TLN and TNN. With 20 years of recovery and rehabilitation experience Deb weaves humor and compassion in her presentations. As a trained therapist she gives case examples and scientific evidence of Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, the only treatment that has up to an 87% success rate with certain mood and personality disorders with co-occurring substance abuse.