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 Dialectical Behavioral Therapy: the latest on shame, emotion dysregulation, and neurobiology presented by Meggan Moorhead, Ed.D. | SLIDES  | printable Handouts

Monday, October 20, 2014, 12-2 pm, at the Tate-Turner-Kuralt Auditorium of the UNC School of Social Work, Chapel Hill, NC  (catered meet-and-greet reception at 11:15 am)

: 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.

Meggan Moorhead, Ed.D. is a Founding Director of Triangle Area Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (TADBiT). Dr. Moorhead studied with Dr. MarsMegganha 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.


Learning Objectives: By the conclusion of the program, participants will be able to:

  1. Discuss current research in the field of the neurobiology of mindfulness.
  2. Comprehend new developments in the understanding of emotional arousal and emotional responding in individuals meeting criteria for Borderline Personality Disorder.
  3. Describe three new skills in the emotion regulation section of Skills Training Manual for Dialectical Behavior Therapy by Marsha Linehan (2nd edition, forthcoming 2014).
  4. Identify new populations for which DBT has been found to be effective, and resources in the Triangle community of North Carolina.

Video from UNC School of Social Work – 3 parts