Friends and Family Workshop


Saturday February 9th, 2019 | 9am to 12pm

Saturday March 9th, 2019 | 9am to 12pm

Portland DBT Institute
5200 SW Macadam Ave, Suite 580
Portland, OR 97239

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Our Friends and Family Workshop is recommended as a starting point for family members and friends in our clients’ (or potential clients’) lives. Learn about Borderline Personality Disorder and other disorders that involve emotional dysregulation, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, and effective ways to support your loved one. Get more information about Portland DBT Institute services, including how you can be involved in your partner’s, children’s, sibling’s, parent’s, etc. treatment.
This workshop uses lecture, discussion, and practice exercises to accomplish the following goals:

1. Learn the biosocial model of development and maintenance of clients’ problems

2. Learn some of the basic DBT ideas and skills that clients are learning in the program

3. Explore ways to provide an environment for clients that balances validation (where the focus is on acceptance) and problem-solving (where the focus is on change)

4. Discuss clients’ high-risk behavior and how to be effective in the face of it

5. Feel less isolated in supporting clients and get connected to further resources for support

This workshop is drawn from the evidence-based practice of Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT).

For general information about the group, please contact Dr. Andrew White at or (503) 290-3281
For registration and billing questions, please contact Christopher Williams or (503) 290-3295

This workshop is not billable to insurance.
We accept cash, check, money order or credit card.

Advanced registration is strongly recommended as space is limited.

$125.00 – One participant
$199.00 – Two participants


Saturday February 9th, 2019 | 9am to 12pm

Saturday March 9th, 2019 | 9am to 12pm

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The Friends and Family workshop is not available for NBCC credit hours.