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Getting Off the Emotional Roller Coaster Family Workshop (Philadelphia County)

  • Belmont Behavioral Hospital (map)

10-Week Skill Building Workshop for Families & Friends of People with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD), Bipolar Disorder or Major Depression Often co-occurring with Substance Use Disorders

When someone we love has a disorder that affects their mood and ability to control their emotions and impulses, life can feel like an “emotional roller coaster” with ups, downs, twists and turns that can be overwhelming, draining and sometimes scary. This workshop will help you respond, not just react, so you can get yourself and your life back under better control. You will learn key information about these 3 disorders, as well the key skills of SELF-CARE, EMOTION REGULATION, EMOTIONAL VALIDATION, LIMIT SETTING & CRISIS MANAGEMENT.

We will use interactive discussions, presentations with slides, guest speakers, demonstration role plays, practice exercises and homework assignments that combine “lived experience” and evidence-based tools.

Classes will be co-facilitated by MaryCatherine Lowery M.S., TEC manager, andDenice Buzzetto, CPS (a person in recovery), and a family member/graduate of this workshop.

Meets Wednesday evenings, 7:00 to 9:00 PM:
September 27; October 4, 11, 18, & 25; November 1, 8, 15 , & 29; December 6

Free for Philadelphia residents. For others. fee is $300 per person, $550 for couples, payment plans arranged.

FOR MORE INFORMATION OR TO REGISTER NOW (space is limited), call MaryCatherine Lowery at 267-507-3865 or write to You can also visit

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