Behavior therapy on agenda at Bipolar Foundation lecture


On June 13 the International Bipolar Foundation will hold its monthly mental health lecture with Kristen Dahlin speaking about “Treating Severe Mood Dysregulation with Dialectical Behavior Therapy.”

The free event starts with a social hour at 5 p.m., followed by the lecture at the Sanford Children’s Research Center (Building 12), 10905 Road to the Cure.

Dahlin has extensive training in Dialectical Behavior Therapy and cognitive behavior therapy interventions for mood, anxiety and personality disorders. She previously held positions at Community Research Foundation’s Vista Balboa Crisis House and Rady Children’s Hospital, where she has worked with adults, children, adolescents and families.


Other Foundation news:

The foundation appointed Patrick Kennedy to the Honorary Board of Directors. The former Congressman will join other members, including actress Carrie Fisher, Dr. Kay Redfield Jamison, authors John Hemingway, Terri Cheney, Andy Behrman and Pete Earley, as well as community leaders and philanthropists. Kennedy served 16 years in the U.S. House of Representatives and is predominantly known as the author and lead sponsor of the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act of 2008.