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Natural Awakenings Westchester / Putnam / Dutchess New York

Separate Workshops Help Parents and Clinicians Work with Multi-Problem Teens : August 3 and 4 and August 26 to 30

Dr. Lata McGinn, co-founder of CBC teaching a workshop

Cognitive and Behavioral Consultants (CBC) of Westchester and Manhattan, a private group practice of mental health professionals specializing in cognitive behavior therapy and dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), will host two trainings this month: a weekend workshop for parents of young adults with severe emotional swings, and a five-day course for clinicians, consultants and other professionals who regularly work with multi-problem and self-harming adolescents. Both trainings will be held at CBC’s offices in White Plains.

The first workshop, set for August 3 and 4, will focus on how to keep highly charged emotions in young adults from triggering negative family interactions. Topics will include mindful parenting, building communication skills, coping with emotionally intense moments, and increasing effective responses while decreasing problematic behaviors.

The second workshop, set for August 26 to 30, will teach the theories, structure and practice of DBT, an evidence-based technique for reducing self-harm behaviors, depression, hopelessness, treatment dropout, psychiatric hospitalization, substance use and interpersonal difficulties. This workshop is for clinicians and members of existing consultation teams in agencies and schools. It offers 33 Continuing Education Credit Hours to New York social workers and all psychologists.

Location: Schwartzberg Training Center at CBC, 1 N. Broadway, Ste. 702, White Plains, NY. For more info, call 914.385.1150, email [email protected] or visit