Incorporating DBT Informed Practice Working With Families and Adolescents: Skills and Techniques to Support Families to Manage Their Adolescents With their Emotions, Distress and Setting Limits


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Elizabeth Lovrics, MSW, RSW
Elizabeth Lovrics received her undergraduate degree in Fine Arts at the Nova Scotia College or Art and Design, and after a short career in Fine Arts, she found her passion working with children and their families leading her to a Master of Social Work degree at York University. For the past 18 years, Elizabeth has been working intensively with adolescents and their families at Sickkids Centre for Community Mental Health formerly known as the Hincks Dellcrest Centre residential treatment program. Se actively participates on internal and external committees, has specialized training in CBT, EFT, mediation and completed DBT training with Behaviour Tech. in the United States. Elizabeth has extensive experience developing and facilitating DBT informed skills groups for adolescents and their parents within a residential context. Elizabeth also has a small private practice, and is actively running workshops throughout the GTA and recently in the northern community for other service providers, schools and parents on skills and techniques on managing intense emotions, limit setting, and improving communications with children.