Alan Fruzzetti Presents DBT Workshop at Clearview Treatment Programs

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Dr. Alan Fruzzetti will present ‘Working with Families of Emotionally Dysregulated Clients’ on Oct. 30, 2015, as part of Clearview Treatment Programs’ Clinical Workshop Series.

Dr. Fruzzetti has created a workshop that gives therapists the skills needed to successfully work with complicated family dynamics.

Individuals who are emotionally dysregulated can demonstrate out-of-control behaviors that can severely impact the family unit.

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) has been shown in dozens of studies to be effective in treating the many problems associated with emotion dysregulation, and has been adapted by Dr. Alan Fruzzetti for use with families.

On Friday, Oct. 30, 2015, DBT expert Dr. Fruzzetti will offer therapists the tools they need to provide family interventions that can reduce severe dysfunctional individual behavior and improve family relationships in general.

During this workshop, presented by Clearview Treatment Programs and Clearview Women’s Center for Borderline Personality and Emotional Disorders in Los Angeles, Dr. Fruzzetti will teach participants how to do the following:

    1    Identify how emotion vulnerability and invalidation transact to create emotion dysregulation in families.

    2    Apply key therapist strategies to block dysfunction and manage family sessions when families are severely distressed and/or chaotic.

    3    Use blocking, validating, coaching, and skill teaching with family members.

    4    Demonstrate specific skills that can be used to help family members regulate emotions and lead to improved understanding, empathy, and validation.

“Helping families can be key in assisting those with emotion dysregulation have healthier relationships and better treatment outcomes,” said Michael Roy, MSW, LCSW, founder and executive director of Clearview Treatment Programs and Clearview Women’s Center. “Dr. Fruzzetti has created a workshop that gives therapists the skills needed to successfully work with complicated family dynamics.”

The workshop is part of Clearview’s Clinical Workshop Series. Proceeds from this workshop go to the National Education Alliance for Borderline Personality Disorder (NEA-BPD) to support their programs.

About Dr. Alan Fruzzetti

Fruzzetti, Ph.D., is professor of psychology and director of the Dialectical Behavior Therapy and Research Program at the University of Nevada, Reno. He is also the primary supervisor for the DBT Program at Willow Springs Center, a residential treatment center in Reno for teens and their families.

Dr. Fruzzetti is research director and a member of the Board of Directors of the NEA-BPD and member of the Board of Directors of the International Society for the Investigation and Teaching of DBT. He is also on the Scientific Advisory Board of the Linehan Institute.

Dr. Fruzzetti has authored nearly 100 research and clinical papers and book chapters, and two books. He is the co-creator of the NEA-BPD Family Connections program for parents, partners, and other loved ones of people with BPD and related problems.

More about the ‘Working with Families’ Workshop

“Working with Families of Emotionally Dysregulated Clients” will be held at the Marina del Rey Marriott in Los Angeles. Admission to the workshop is $150, which includes a continental breakfast.

The workshop meets the qualifications for 7.5 hours of continuing education units for marriage and family therapists (MFTs), licensed clinical social workers (LCSWs), and psychologists.

For the complete workshop schedule and to register, visit

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, intensive outpatient treatment (IOP), outpatient treatment, and transitional living.

Clearview Women’s Center for Borderline Personality and Emotional Disorders offers comprehensive Dialectical Behavior Therapy programs. Its 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 Treatment Programs and Clearview Women’s Center, please visit and

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