ISITDBT 2015 Clinical Seminar

The following Clinical Seminar will be provided in the afternoon of the ISITDBT program day, and will be led by Alan Fruzzetti, Ph.D.  As in previous years, this seminar will be attended by all ISITDBT registrants.  You will not need to make a separate selection during the registration to attend this seminar.  All ISITDBT registrants will attend.  More detail about the seminar will be posted soon.  Here is a brief blurb to whet your appetite:

The 2015 ISITDBT afternoon clinical seminar will focus on running an effective and supportive team. Consultation team adherence will be discussed. The seminar will look to facilitate discussion of the problem solving of common pitfalls that are experienced within DBT consultation teams.

Alan E. Fruzzetti, Ph.D., is the Associate Professor of Psychology and Director of the Dialectical Behavior Therapy and Research Program at the University of Nevada in Reno, Nevada, USA. This research and treatment program provides Dialectical Behavior Therapy for adults and adolescents with borderline personality and related disorders as well as comprehensive treatment services for couples, parents, and families. Dr. Fruzzetti received his B.A. from Brown University and M.S. and Ph.D. from the University of Washington in Seattle, where he trained with Dr. Marsha Linehan for four years (1987–1991).

Dr. Fruzzetti’s research focuses on models of major psychopathology/severe behavior problems (e.g., borderline personality disorder, emotion dysregulation, family aggression and violence, chronic depression) in the context of couples and families, and the development and evaluation of effective treatments for these problems. In particular, he focuses on the further development, evaluation and training of Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) with individuals, couples, parents, and families for chronic or severe individual and/or family distress. 

 Dr. Fruzzetti has received grant funding for a major treatment trail comparing DBT with psychodynamic psychotherapy and for the development of effective applications of DBT to women victims of intimate partner abuse.

Dr. Fruzzetti is also Research Director and Member of the Board of Directors of the National Educational Alliance