FC Alumni Institute – Beyond FC

“Growing up online: teens, social media, and who belongs here anyway?”
Presenter: Dr. Saul Zelan

Since 2009 the rate of suicide related diagnoses in teens has increased 287%. It is tempting to compare the timeline of this observation to the rise in popularity of the smartphone. But what exactly is the connection between these phenomena? How concerned should you be about the effects of “the internet” on your child or teen?This presentation explores these questions in the context of applying the theory and practice of the Family Connections™ program to the process of teen development and individuation. .

“Skills? Not today.”
Presenter: Dr. Lucy Payne

We’ve all had them. Times we needed to choose.
To use skills or decide… Nope. Not today.
What happened? What got in the way?
Dr. Lucy Payne explores common, real-life cases of “too tired to try” and
“this time I want to be right… not effective!”

FC Alumni Institute – Live a Skillful Life

“Nurturing Wisdom: The Core DBT Skill Of Wise Mind”
Presenter: Marie-Paule de Valdivia, LCSW, MBA

How and why do we make the choices we make? In order to reach our long term goals, in order to live our best life, we must hone the ability to reflect and choose to act from a centered state of uniquely personal wisdom. Yet often our emotions direct us one way, and our logic another. We notice this when we find ourselves acting repeatedly in a way that we know is not effective. How can we change course? In DBT, we refer to three states of mind: emotion mind, rational mind and wise mind. How can we detect emotion mind? Identify rational mind? Build on both to get to a centered decision that feels solid, coherent? And model the ability to engage wise mind for our loved ones? This webinar answers these questions and illuminates how to “walk the middle path” towards our own “life worth living” goals.

“Validation: Am I doing it right?”
Presenters: Doreen Dawson & Tina Moore, FC Leaders

Validating another person can be a challenge. (Especially if they are experiencing high emotions!) We know firsthand that this super power can bring down an emotional temperature in an instant. However, it takes practice, patience, and perseverance. This 1-hour webinar includes four validation roleplays that demonstrate this important skill!

“In-depth: Using the D.E.A.R.M.A.N. skill”
Presenter: Kelly Guynes, LCSW-S

Increase your knowledge and use of the interpersonal effectiveness skill, DEAR MAN, to better reach life and relationship objectives! This webinar includes many examples of common situations and practical guidance!

“Opposite Action: A Life Hack for Hard Times”
Presenter: Marie-Paule de Valdivia, LCSW, MBA

The majority of DBT skills are about reaching long-term goals, and surprisingly few are about feeling better at the moment. Acting opposite to a painful emotion is an awesome skill to help feel more grounded in short order. This webinar explores how to add opposite actions to your individual toolbox.

FC Alumni Institute – Skills Reboot