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4. Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) with JoAnn Heaps 3/2/2017

 Dialectical Behavior Therapy Presentation
Application of this therapy model has helped many patients around the world.  It is an appropriate therapy model inpatient and outpatient and the latest research identifies group therapy as being effective for many populations.
What is DBT?:
Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) treatment is a cognitive-behavioral approach that emphasizes the psychosocial aspects of treatment. The theory behind the approach is that some people are prone to react in a more intense and out-of-the-ordinary manner toward certain emotional situations, primarily those found in romantic, family and friend relationships. DBT theory suggests that some people’s arousal levels in such situations can increase far more quickly than the average person’s, attain a higher level of emotional stimulation, and take a significant amount of time to return to baseline arousal levels.
Presenter: Joann Heaps, LMSW
Who is Joann: JoAnn Heap is a LMSW and LEO adjunct lecturer at the University of Michigan. She has extensive training in DBT. She was the senior clinical social worker on the personality disorders team at the UM Hospital inpatient psychiatric unit for 8 years before dividing her time equally as a consultant to Washtenaw County Community and also University of Michigan Department of Psychiatry for the following 8 years. She is currently Director of Dialectical Behavior Therapy Program for adults and adolescents in the Department of Psychiatry at UMHS.   She facilitates DBT group therapy for adults and also for adolescents with their families.  She has a private practice in Ann Arbor where she does psychotherapy and training.
Oakland Schools Technical Campus NE - Pontiac
          1371 N. Perry Street    
    Pontiac, MI  48340
Registration: 10:30-11:00 am
Presentation and Lunch*:11:00 am - 2:30 pm
The presentation will start promptly at 11:00.
*Lunch will be served from 12:00-12:30.
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Dialectical Behavior Therapy Workshop

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