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When Big Emotions Drive the Bus!

When BIG Emotions Are Driving the Bus!
Effective strategies to prevent and treat problems stemming from BIG emotions

Friday, November 3, 2017
Location: Santa Clarita

Open to parents, teachers, counselors, any anyone who
works with, lives with, or cares for people with BIG emotions!

3 CEs available for Psyhologists, MFTs, LCSWs, LEPs, LPCCs, and RNs.

Presented by: Patricia Gieselman, MFT



Have you ever caught yourself in a storm of BIG emotions, either your own or someone else’s? It can be painful to experience and can make things even more challenging. Oftentimes, BIG emotions show up in the midst of challenge or conflict, and can lead to behaviors that make things worse unintentionally.

This workshop offers an introduction to the assumptions, strategies and skills of dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), currently considered one of the gold standard treatment protocols for people who struggle with emotion regulation. Incorporate some skills to learn how to understand, identify, dial down BIG emotions and be able to be more effective, so you can respond instead of react.



 • Learn how DBT skills can both prevent and treat problem behaviors resulting from difficulties in regulating emotions.
 • Identify the primary skills modules in DBT and how they can assist people in having more control over their immediate emotional and behavioral responses.
 • Improve awareness and attention, interactions with others, and the ability to tolerate distress and discomfort.
 • Identify and practice skills drawn from DBT to teach clients how they can regulate emotions in order to improve clinical problem-solving.


Patricia Gieselman, MFT is a Continuing Education Provider for the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT#128621) and California’s Board of Registered Nursing (CEP#15873) to provide continuing professional education for RNs, MFTs, LCSWs, LEPs & LPCCs. Patricia Gieselman Marriage & Family Therapy, Inc. (dba: Choices Counseling & Skills Center/DBT Center – San Gabriel Valley) is approved (PAT#037) by the California Psychological Association to provide continuing professional education for psychologists. Patricia Gieselman Marriage & Family Therapy, Inc. maintains responsibility for this program and its content.


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