ParentMap Lecture Series: Teen Extremes

Monday, 27 October 2014 - 7:00pm
Ticket Required
Town Hall Seattle Click here for Map

Teen Extremes: Regulating Moods in the Age of Anxiety

Dr. Marsha Linehan and Dr. Laura Kastner provide guidance and practices for parents and professionals working with young people to help teens manage intense feelings and handle anything life sends their way.

Based in dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), these skills will help young people to:

  • Stay calm and mindful in difficult situations
  • Effectively manage out-of-control emotions
  • Reduce the pain of intense emotions
  • Get along with family and friends


Marsha M. Linehan, Ph.D, is a professor of psychology and an adjunct professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at the University of Washington. She is also Principal Investigator and Director of the Suicidal Behaviors Research Clinic, a federally financed research program for evaluating treatments of suicidal behaviors. She has an on-going clinical practice and is active in clinical consultation, supervision, and training of mental health professionals in the United States and Europe.

Laura Kastner, Ph.D is a clinical Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Washington and a nationally renowned expert on teen behavior and development. She is co-author of the best-seller Getting to Calm: Cool-Headed Strategies for Parenting Tweens and Teen. Her new book is Wise-Minded Parenting: 7 Essentials for Raising Successful Tweens + Teens.

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