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ACBS world conference 2017

Dr. Zurita Ona recently was in Seville for the ACBS Annual World Conference. Here, we recap one of her presentations:

Dr. Z presenting to parents

It’s Not My Fault, It’s Not His Fault: ACT 101 for Parents of Emotionally Dysregulated Teens.

This presentation helped parents break the cycles of punishment and frustration by introducing key aspects of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. Dr. Z helped parents identify their most common responses to their emotional pain that arose in response to teens, and to notice and address their reactions and experiences before taking action. She also showed parents ways to think about how their responses fit into the their relationship with their teen, and to re-engage with their values to become the parents they want to be.