Clearview Treatment Programs Clinical Director Presents on the Fundamentals of Dialectical Behavior Therapy

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Alina Gorgorian, Ph.D., clinical director at Clearview Women’s Center, discusses DBT for treating adolescents and young adults during July’s AYARN event.

DBT and its specific interventions are appropriate for people of all ages.

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is an evidence-based therapeutic modality that is effective for treating a variety of mental health disorders in both adults and adolescents.

On Friday, July 19, Dr. Alina Gorgorian, clinical director of Clearview Women’s Center for Borderline Personality and Emotional Disorders, will teach attendees the basics of DBT therapy and its clinical application for young adults and adolescents.

In the “Fundamentals of Dialectical Behavior Therapy” workshop, Dr. Gorgorian will provide an overview of the four modules of a comprehensive Dialectical Behavior Therapy model – individual DBT therapy, DBT skills groups, DBT consultation teams, and phone coaching.

“DBT and its specific interventions are appropriate for people of all ages,” Dr. Gorgorian said. “For instance, mindfulness skills are now being taught in elementary schools, starting with kindergarten-age children. This workshop will give therapists a chance to see if DBT is right for them and the populations they treat.”

Dr. Gorgorian is intensively trained in Dialectical Behavior Therapy and has taught numerous courses in DBT. At Clearview Women’s Center, which is a comprehensive DBT program offering residential and day treatment options, Dr. Gorgorian oversees the clinical program, facilitates DBT skills groups, and provides training and education on DBT to program staff.

About the Workshop

The “Fundamentals of DBT” workshop is part of a regular series held by the Adolescent & Young Adult Resource Network (AYARN). AYARN is sponsored by Clearview Treatment Programs, Insight Treatment, and Monte Nido, all treatment providers in Southern California.

The free workshop will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at Clearview Center in Venice Beach, Calif. Continuing education units are available for MFTs and LSCWs.

Click here for more information and to register.

About Clearview Treatment Programs

Clearview Treatment Programs in Venice Beach, Calif., is a premier provider of mental health and addiction treatment. Clearview provides highly individualized treatment programs for people with psychiatric disorders, alcohol and drug addictions, and dual diagnosis.

Clearview Treatment Programs, started in 2000, operates multiple treatment centers in the Southern California beach communities and the Los Angeles area. Clearview offers a full continuum of care, including residential treatment, day treatment, outpatient treatment, and transitional living treatment centers in Los Angeles.

For more information on Clearview Treatment Programs, please visit

About Clearview Women’s Center

Clearview Women’s Center for Borderline Personality and Emotional Disorders offers a full continuum of comprehensive Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) programs in Los Angeles, including residential BPD treatment for women, day treatment, and outpatient treatment. Clearview's programs are designed to treat women who struggle with emotional dysregulation, relational conflicts, impulse control, and/or self-harmful behaviors.

For more information on Clearview Women’s Center, please visit

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