Description: In this workshop, Meggan Moorhead will present cutting-edge research on Dialectical Behavioral Therapy and its application in the area of emotion dysregulation. This includes evidence-based strategies for working with shame as well as theory on emotions involved in emotional suffering. She will discuss neurobiological findings in understanding the emotional arousal system in individuals with borderline personality disorder as well as the research in the area of mindfulness practices. She will also share the latest changes and offerings in Triangle Area DBT (TADBiT) as well as closely affiliated local programs.
Trainer: Meggan Moorhead, Ed.D. is a Founding Director of Triangle Area Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (TADBiT). Dr. Moorhead studied with Dr. Marsha Linehan and is an expert DBT therapist, consultant, supervisor, and skills trainer. She participated in the first national Intensive Training of DBT (1993) and has remained a trainer for Dr. Linehan’s Seattle based DBT training company called Behavioral Tech. She has had the distinct pleasure of teaching in Japan, Australia and South Africa as well as in many US states. Locally, she has taught DBT Seminars at the UNC Department of Psychology and served as an expert therapist in research trials at Duke University Medical Center. She has developed DBT Programs in the long-term unit of a state hospital as well as in outpatient public and private mental health. Born and raised in Japan in a Southern Baptist Missionary family, she has loved the cultural sensitivity, the tender collaboration and mindfulness practice of this groundbreaking therapy.
UNC Chapel Hill School of Social Work Clinical Lecture Series