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Treating Challenging Client Behaviors Using DBT

  • Saturday, March 17, 2018
  • 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
  • NEW LOCATION: Clearview Treatment Programs 911 Coeur D’Alene Ave Venice, CA 90291


  • $10.00 attendance
    $10 per CEU

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Greater LA District

Presenters: Sasha Ginsburg, LCSW | Executive Director & Founder of Westside DBT & Erin Lotz, LCSW | Clinical Director & Founder of Westside DBT

Description: This presentation will define Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) and its principles. The presenters will also go over the history of DBT. Participants will receive an overview of how DBT is implemented in sessions, as well as techniques that can be used to work with challenging client behaviors.

About the Presenters: 

Sasha Ginsburg, LCSW | Executive Director & Founder of Westside DBT

Sasha Ginsburg is an LCSW in the state of California and she holds a masters degree in social work from the Univeristy of Southern California. Currently Sasha teaches at UCLA in the Department of Social Welfare, prior to which she spent four years working for the Department of Mental Health in Los Angeles County. She also worked at Cedar-Sinai Medical Center where she specialized in using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy in treating clients. Sasha is intensively trained by Behavioral Tech in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy.

Through the process of dialectics and mindfulness, she works with her clients to uncover their inherent skills and improve your overall quality of life. Working collaboratively is crucial in this therapeutic process and in the discovery of your short and long-term goals.

She has a specialty and extensive experience in working with individuals and personality disorders, relationship issues, depression, anxiety and substance abuse.

Erin Lotz, LCSW | Clinical Director & Founder of Westside DBT

Erin Lotz, LCSW, holds a Masters Degree in Clinical Social Work from the University of Southern California and has been a part of the well respected team of Psychotherapists and Psychiatrists at Cedars-Sinai-Medical Center’s Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurosciences in Los Angeles, California and continues to be a trusted psychotherapist and teacher. Outside of Westside DBT, Erin also has a private practice, www.erinlotz.com, specializing in Mindfulness Psychotherapy. Erin has extensive experience working with adolescents and adults.

Erin specializes in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy and is trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy working with individuals and groups. Erin provides treatment for a variety of mood, anxiety and personality disorders, as well as difficulties with addiction, impulsive behaviors, and chronic/persistent feelings that cause great amounts of suffering. Erin believes in each individual in creating a quality of life worth living.

Erin is intensively trained in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy. She was first introduced to DBT in 2000 at a Coping with Chaos training by Marsha Linehan, Ph.D, the original developer of DBT. Since then, Erin has completed DBT 2 trainings and completed the Intensive Training through Behavioral Tech.

Learning objectives:

  1. Understand principals guiding the practice of Dialectical Behavioral Therapy.

  2. Apply basic DBT strategies to their work with challenging patient populations in outpatient settings.

Location Information:


Clearview Treatment Programs
911 Coeur D’Alene Ave 
Venice, CA 90291

Note: There is ample street parking.

CEUs: 2.0 hours


Nadia Aquino | nadiaaquino89@gmail.com (Greater LA District Coordinator)

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