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Clinical Communication Using a Behavioral Therapy Lens: Strengthening Bonds with Young Adults using Validation and Dialectical Thinking

November 10, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Clinical Communication Using a Behavioral Therapy Lens: 

Strengthening Bonds with Young Adults using Validation and Dialectical Thinking

Wednesday, November 10, 2021  •  6 – 7:30 p.m.


This workshop will focus upon the enhanced benefits gained in integrating a behavioral lens into case conceptualization and treatment within a general clinical practice of young adults.  Special focus will be placed upon the use of dialectical thinking and  validation tools to increase communication both with ourselves and with others. 1 Continuing Education credit will be provided to New York State residents.  Learning Objective: Participants will be able to identify the use of validation as a tool in increasing communication skills with young adults. 

Speaker Bio:

Lindsay Chester, LCSW
Chester is the Founder and Clinical Director of City Behavioral Health and an Adjunct Professor at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Social Work. Her group practice, City Behavioral Health, specializes in the intersection of adherent behavioral therapy [DBT, CBT and ERP] and treatment for addictive disorders.  She earned her BA from the George Washington University and her Masters in Social Work from Fordham University with an emphasis on addiction and co-occurring psychiatric disorders. Before founding CBH, Lindsay held several positions at the world-renowned Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation where her clinical work focused on the treatment of addiction with emerging adults [18-35] and their families. In addition to her extensive training and background in DBT, Lindsay also has advanced clinical training in couples and family therapy from the nationally recognized Ackerman Institute for the Family as well as the Gottman Institute. Lindsay has emerged as a leader in the field with her innovative perspective on the integration of addiction treatment and DBT. She teaches and trains the clinicians and staff of multiple treatment centers on DBT and how to integrate its principles into general practice

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November 10, 2021
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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