(Council Bluffs) Get Me Off this Roller Coaster: Coping Skills for Emotional Intensity Issues

(Council Bluffs) Get Me Off this Roller Coaster: Coping Skills for Emotional Intensity Issues

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Date(s) - Saturday, December 7, 2019
1:15 pm - 4:30 pm

Iowa Western Community College


Emotional intensity disorders, particularly Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD), are unique both in their diagnosis as well as in the manifestations of behaviors that accompany them. Also unique is Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), which is an evidence-based therapy for Borderline Personality Disorder. This course will provide participants with an overview of DBT skills, strategies for mindfulness, as well as ways to validate others. Emotion regulation skills and interpersonal effectiveness skills will be taught as well.

Instructor: Summer Brunscheen, Ph.D.
Dr. Summer Brunscheen is an Iowa native and received her B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from Iowa State University. She is a Licensed Psychologist who has been working at Central Iowa Psychological Services in Ames since 2002 providing individual psychotherapy and psychological evaluations for children as young as 4 years old, adolescents, and adults, using an integrative theoretical orientation. Dr. Brunscheen works collaboratively with individuals and their families on a variety of presenting concerns including adjustment and transition issues, emotional intensity disorders, ADHD, autism spectrum issues, learning disorders, behavior disorders, and mood disorders. Dr. Brunscheen is a strong proponent of bridging health care services across providers and school/work settings, having worked in a college student health center, hospital, community mental health center, and middle schools/high schools during her career. She has also taught for ISU as a lecturer and enjoys conducting presentations for school districts, DHS, and other organizations around the state.

This training has been approved for 3 hours of foster parent training credit.

Please print and fill out this certificate and bring it to the training. Have your caseworker and training facilitator sign the form to ensure you receive the CEUs available. Always notify your caseworker or recruiter of your intention to attend any of the training or support group events on this calendar. Acceptable proof would also include the signature of the trainer on either training materials or notes that includes the title and date of the training. Please register via phone by calling 800.277.8145 ext. 1 or 515.289.4567 ext. 1. To sign up for a class online, complete this online registration form. IFAPA will follow up within two business days to confirm your enrollment in the class.

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