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Date and Time: TBA Wednesday March 29, 2023 from 4pm – 8pm.

Location: Online via Microsoft Teams

About the Workshop:

This workshop is designed for parents and/or caregivers of individuals 14 years or older who struggle with a Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) diagnosis, or are otherwise challenged with emotional dysregulation.

Learning Objectives:

  1. To increase understanding of the origins and behaviours associated with emotion dysregulation and BPD.
  2. To learn how to intervene effectively in a crisis.
  3. To learn skills to respond to achild when they are not ready to acknowledge their mental health concerns or to seek supports.


Justean Lebel

Justean Lebel received her Masters of Social Work from York University and is a Registered Social Worker with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service workers. She recently completed the Dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT) Certificate Program offered by Dr. Shelley McMain at the University of Toronto and is now pursuing DBT-Linehan Board Certification in a supervised practice at the Centre for MindBody Health.

Justean has ten years experience providing individual and group therapy to parents/relatives of individuals struggling with their mental health; she deploys Emotion Focused Family Therapy (EFFT), DBT, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Motivational Interviewing.

Justean specializes in providing DBT support to families of a member diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder or features of emotion dysregulation. She is skilled and passionate about offering families the tools they need to effectively address their family crises.

Justean is driven by her own healing journey through emotion dysregulation and family distress; her style is warm and honest and holds hope in everyone’s capacity to recover.

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Jane Cunningham

Jane Cunningham is a Registered Social Worker with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers. She obtained a Bachelor of Arts from Queen’s University in 2001 and her Master of Social Work from Carleton University in 2015. She is presently working towards certification in EMDR and continues to strengthen her skills in CBT and DBT.

Jane has extensive experience in individual therapy and developing/facilitating groups. Her primary areas of specialization are anxiety and depression, trauma, addictions, identity, sexuality, motivation, aging, caregiver burnout, relationships and emotion regulation.

Jane works with clients using evidence-based treatments to explore what is and isn’t working well in their lives and focuses on helping clients meet their personal and professional goals.

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Cost per session: $225 per person. Parents or family members who register together will receive a discount.

How to register: You can register for this workshop or for DBT Family Coaching by contacting our Administrative Team at cmbh@cmbh.space or at 416-855-2624.

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