Parenting From a Dialectical Perspective

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Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is an evidence-based treatment designed to help individuals with emotional and behavioral dysregulation. Parents of adolescents struggling with this sort of dysregulation are often at a loss for how to support their adolescent, while fostering independence and autonomy. This intensive 8-week course is designed to give you a roadmap for understanding your adolescent’s emotions and behaviors, and to use DBT tools to respond effectively to the challenges they present.


Facilitator: Hart MacCardell, PsyD is a Licensed Psychologist and Health Service Provider at the Leggett Group, specializing in evidence-based treatment for behavioral and mood disorders in children and adolescents, parent skills training, and family therapy.


  • Understand emotions and emotion regulation
  • Improve communication through validation and interpersonal effectiveness skills
  • Assess the function of adolescent behaviors
  • Learn tools for changing behavior
  • Set effective limits, while minimizing “extinction bursts”
  • Use mindfulness to increase your own effectiveness and emotion regulation


6:15pm-7:30pm Monday evenings, starting September 19th

Located at the Leggett Group, 4238 Washington St, Suite 316, Roslindale MA 02131

Fee: $600 per person ($75 per class), discount available for co-parents who sign up together

Fee includes: Eight 75-minute classes, parent skills workbook, and priority access to consultation with Dr. MacCardell

Interested parents should contact Alyssa McSherry at 857 273 2123