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Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Next WOW Webinar from Timberline Knolls & iaedp -- DBT and 12 Steps


iaedp and Timberline Knolls present

WOW – Webinars on Wellness
A Quarterly Webinar Series with Members of TK’s Clinical Development Institute on Physical and Emotional Issues, Hope, Healing and Recovery

WEDNESDAY, December 7, 2011
1 P.M. CST

Blending DBT and the 12 Steps to Treat Eating Disorders and Addiction—a Discussion of Philosophies

presented by
Jancey Wickstrom, AM, LCSW
Milieu Coordinator and DBT Specialist, Timberline Knolls

Jancey Wickstrom of Timberline Knolls will provide an overview of the philosophy behind Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and discuss how DBT and the 12 Principles can be a unified treatment approach for helping individuals who struggle with eating disorders, addictions, mood disorders, trauma and co-occurring disorders. The benefits of using such an approach on a residential milieu will be explored, highlighting examples from Jancey’s work.

A few days prior to the webinar, all registrants will receive emailed instructions on how to join the webinar. One CE credit will be available to counselors, social workers and psychologists.

About Jancey Wickstrom, AM, LCSW
As Milieu Coordinator for Timberline Knolls, Jancey supervises and manages the mental health staff on the lodges, working closely with them to ensure the time residents spend outside of individual and group therapy promotes positive skill-building. As diseases of addiction and mental illness impact multiple areas of a resident’s life, any successful treatment must take all contexts into account. Jancey is also trained in DBT and is able to share this expertise with the residents by helping them create meaningful lives by using DBT skills. Using mindfulness as a foundation, DBT allows individuals to begin to observe their thoughts and emotions without needing to immediately act. Consequently, they are able to choose how to react in more effective ways that bring them closer to living within their morals and values.

Jancey also has experience in treating both adults and adolescents with trauma histories who engage in self-injurious behaviors. She recently coauthored a chapter, “Healing Self-Inflicted Violence in Adolescents with Eating Disorders: A Unified Treatment Approach,” with Dr. Kim Dennis, Medical Director of Timberline Knolls, on the blend of 12 step and DBT philosophies. The chapter appears in Treatment of Eating Disorders: Bridging the Research-Practice Gap. Jancey earned a master’s in social work from the University of Chicago’s School of Social Service Administration and completed a year-long internship learning DBT. She attended Grinnell College in Iowa for her undergraduate education, majoring in sociology.

Timberline Knolls is a residential treatment center located on 43 beautiful acres just outside Chicago, offering a nurturing environment of recovery for women ages 12 and older struggling to overcome eating disorders, substance abuse, mood disorders, trauma and co-occurring disorders. By serving with uncompromising care, relentless compassion and an unconditional joyful spirit while helping our residents help themselves in their recovery.  For more information, visit or, or contact 1.877.257.9611.

Please view original flyer HERE.