An Introduction to Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), and Prolonged Exposure (PE)

Friday, September 15, 2017
The Heights
8001 Dale Avenue
Richmond Heights, MO 63117
The fee is $10 for non-members, cash or check only.

This year’s training series focuses on different therapeutic interventions and determining which approach may be best for your clients. The series begins with an introduction to play therapy and animal assisted therapy. Participants will be provided with an overview of each therapy, what it involves, what a session entails, and the benefits of each. The presentation will draw on the expertise of multiple providers in a variety of settings.


The presenters of this workshop are:

  • Emily Dreher, M.Ed., LPC, NCC
    Emily Dreher is the Supervisor of Clinical Services at the St. Louis Center for Family Development. Mrs. Dreher graduated with her Masters of Education in Community Counseling at the University of Missouri-St. Louis. Mrs. Dreher received supervision and TF-CBT training at the Children’s Advocacy Services of Greater St. Louis. While there she provided both individual and group therapy to children who experienced trauma. Mrs. Dreher also has extensive training in other evidenced based treatments including Prolonged Exposure and Motivational Interviewing. She participated in a 12- month training in DBT with Ryan Lindsay for adolescents and adults. Currently Mrs. Dreher is a part of the DBT Team at STLCFD and is providing DBT therapy to adults and adolescents. She also provides treatment to clients struggling with depression, anxiety, and PTSD. She supervises and is part of program development of the different programming at STLCFD.
  • Brianne Serdar, LCSW
    Brianne Serdar is the Leader of Clinical Services at the St. Louis Center for Family Development. Ms. Serdar graduated from the Brown School of Social Work at Washington University in St. Louis. Ms. Serdar provides supervision of the STLCFD’s DBT program and in-home crisis stabilization services to children, adolescents and families. Ms. Serdar has extensive experience in providing assessment, evaluation and treatment planning in a variety of settings with children, adolescents and adults. Her training includes Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Filial Play Therapy, Family Systems Theory, and Prolonged Exposure. She has attended numerous trainings with the Missouri Department of Mental Health. Her experience includes treatment of anxiety, depression, ADHD, family conflict, emotion dysregulation, borderline personality disorder, and life transition issues.



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