to one that possesses a more stable locus of control. You’ll learn specific skills and strategies to help clients develop the capacity to self-soothe, self-regulate, tolerate connection with others, accept help, and support and maintain a stable sense of self. You’ll leave with a better understanding of how to use the therapeutic relationship to teach mindfulness, breath awareness, and self-observation techniques that can move clients toward greater empowerment, self-respect, and behavioral and emotional control.
Anita Mandley, M.S., who has more than 30 years of experience in the mental health field, serves as the team leader for the Adult Trauma Team and the Dialectical Behavior Team at the Center for Contextual Change in Skokie, Illinois. To learn more, visit http://www.centerforcontextualchange.org.