Presented by Alan Fruzzetti, Ph.D. and Karyn Hall, Ph.D.

Learn to improve relationships and reduce emotional conflict.

March 8, 2014

The Hamill Foundation Conference Center
303 Jackson Hill Street
Houston, TX 77007

Cosponsored by:
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Secrets of Validation


8:30 – 9:00                Registration and Breakfast

9:00 -9:20                  Introductions, Recognitions and Overview of BPD  (Perry Hoffman)

9:20 – 9:30                Introduction to conference     and speakers

9:30-   10:20             Intro to Validation

What is validation and what is invalidation?

Differences between parents of clinic children and non-clinic children

Depressed vs nondepressed adults and their partners

Impact of invalidating responses vs validating responses on  emotional arousal

How validation help regulate another person’s emotions and how invalidating responses contribute to dysregulatio

Common misunderstandings about validation

Role Play:  Validation of Normal Thoughts, Feelings and   Behaviors

10:20 –  10:30           Questions

10:30 – 10: 45          Break

10:45 –  11:00  Levels of Validation

Level 1:  Being present

Level 2:  Accurate Reflection

Level 3:  Guessing

11:00 – 11:50  Levels of Validation continued

Validation in Specific Situations

Emotional dysregulation in general

What is emotion dysregulation

Role Play with commentary


Validation and Identity

Practice (everyone)

11:50 – 12:00 Questions

12:00 – 1:15 Lunch

Professional Lunch with Dr. Fruzzetti and Dr. Hoffman

All others have opportunity to interact with panel

1:15- 1:30  Jim and Diane Hall Award                        Jim and Diane Hall

1:30 – 2:15    Functional Validation

Validation in Problem Solving

Validation By History

Role Play with commentary

2:15- 2:30  Break

2:30 – 3:15 Validation in especially challenging situations


Poor choices

Angry, invalidating statements

Distorted Thinking

Role Play

Everyone Practice

Drug and alcohol use

3:15 – 4:00 Validation and Setting Your Own Personal Limits

Borrowing money

Having friends over

Staying out late

Borrowing the car

Drug and alcohol use

4:00- 4:30 Questions, Summary and Closing

4:30 – 5:30            Book signing





NEABPD Validation Workshop Save the Date March 8, 2014