New Haven Mini-Meeting
Sunday, November 11, 2018
Time: 2 - 4 PM
Place: The Home of Allison Brownlow, Ph.D.**
Please Join Ellen Nasper, Ph.D. in a discussion of:
“Integrating DBT methods and psychodynamic theory with individual patients in private practice”
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) for Analysts
DBT was developed in the 1990s by Marsha Linehan, Ph.D. specifically for the treatment of Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD). Since then it has proved a useful intervention for many people who struggle with various behavioral and emotional dysregulations, dysregulations which are usually the developmental consequences of severe neglect or overt trauma in childhood. It is an “evidence based” practice. Thus, there is evidence that DBT helps people manage specific forms of dysregulation: it has been shown to reduce suicidal and self-injurious behavior. Of course this also means that there are many aspects of BPD and Complex PTSD (especially painful affects and aspects of interpersonal problems and problems in relationship to the self) for which there is no evidence that DBT is the best treatment.
In this presentation, Dr. Nasper will talk as a clinician who embraced DBT as a humane and useful way to treat extremely emotionally and behaviorally dysregulated people receiving mental health services in a community clinic. She will explore what about DBT’s philosophy seemed extremely constructive and useful (for staff as well as clients). And finally, she will talk about how she conceptualizes using the skills taught in DBT as an adjunct to treatment that is primarily conceptualized from a psychoanalytic frame.
(CEU's might be available, for a fee of $3.00)
SPACE IS LIMITED TO 20 PEOPLE
** Directions to the Brownlow's house:
8 High Meadow Road
North Haven, CT 06473
Parking is limited – please carpool
(There's a carpool lot on Devine St. - Exit 10 off I-91)
Take Exit 10, stay on the right and get off at the first exit (Devine Street). At the light, take a left turn onto Hartford Tpke. and get into the right lane. At the light, take a right turn onto Dixwell Ave. Go up the hill and take a right turn at the small private sign for "High Meadow Road". The house (#8) is a white ranch with green shutters.
From The Merritt Pkwy:
Take Exit 62, staying in the left lane. At the light, take a left turn onto Dixwell Ave. Keep on Dixwell for a few miles, past the intersection with Whitney Ave.
After passing the light at Ridge Road, Dixwell narrows to single lane (at the sign “Keep single lane”). At the next road, take left onto High Meadow Road, a private road with a small sign. The house (#8) is a white ranch with green shutters.
From New Haven:
Take Whitney Ave. to Dixwell Ave. Turn right turn onto Dixwell for about a mile. After passing the light at Ridge Road, Dixwell narrows to single lane (at the sign “Keep single lane”). At the next road, take left onto High Meadow Road, a private road with a small sign. The house (#8) is a white ranch with green shutters.