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Parent Education Event: Better Communication with Your Teen DBT w/Michael Fitzgerald
February 7, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pmFree
Michael Fitzgerald, Executive Director of Behavioral Health Services at El Camino Hospital will discuss the benefits of DBT (Dialectical Behavior Therapy). Learn why DBT is so effective and how parents can use the concept to have better communication with their teens. “Sometimes parents are unaware of how their teens are reacting to their verbal and nonverbal cues…at times teens don’t feel validated by their families…teens crave acceptance…parents can learn to avoid phrases that reinforce negative self images…both parents and teens can learn how to communicate more positively.”
DBT combines cognitive behavioral techniques for emotion regulation with concepts of mindful awareness, distress tolerance and acceptance.