Description: Do you have a loved one who struggles with maintaining relationships, emotion dysregulation, impulsivity, attending school or work, or reaching for their own goals? If so, this programming is created for you, to increase your awareness and understanding of ways to support your loved one in building their life worth living.
Two adult relatives of the same family can attend at a discounted rate the price of one. This may be a spouse, significant other, parent, sibling or adult child of a family member coping with a mental illness, these workshops are geared towards you.
Participants are welcome to sign up for each individual workshop of interest; there is no specified order required to attend other subsequent workshops.
Click here for a copy of our Family Skills Workshops brochure.
Cost: The cost of each workshop includes 2-hours of training, plus materials:
$100 for one attendee
$125 for two ($75 saving!)
How to Enroll: Call our office at 262-782-2820 to sign up!
Upcoming Family Skills Workshops:
September 8, 2018, 9am-11am
Understanding Emotional Regulation Struggles: Why does my loved one struggle the way they do?
October 13, 2018, 9am-11am
Acceptance?... That’s Radical! How to accept our loved ones and ourselves
November 10, 2018, 9am-11am
Validation: Defusing the conflict communication bomb
December 8, 2018, 9am-11am
Observing my limits: Asking for what I want and saying no to what I don’t want
January 12, 2019, 9am-11am
Be the Changemaker You Want to Be: How to support your loved one in building their life worth living
February 9, 2019, 9am-11am
Emotions? What are They Good for Anyway?: Everything you want to know about emotions… and more!
Family Skills Program
When a loved one is suffering with a mental illness, those around him or her suffer, as well. The Center for Behavioral Medicine offers an intensive, skills-based program to help family members better understand their loved one's chronic mental illness and deal with the challenging behaviors that accompany it.
Format: Family Skills Training consists of two parts. The first part is a day-long workshop, and the second consists of eight two-hour sessions on a weeknight every other week.
Who Should Attend: We like to encourage more than one family member to attend together. Therefore, up to two adult relatives of the same family member can attend all sessions for one price! This may be a spouse/partner, significant other, parent, sibling, or adult child. Regular attendance is required by all registered participants at all sessions.
How to Enroll: Call our office at 262-782-2820 to obtain information and an application. An application can also be downloaded from this website, under the "Forms and Information" link. We offer this program when enough interested participants are enrolled, and we do limit class size, so be sure to reserve your spot. The cost of the program is $700, and one or two adult family members can attend all sessions for this one price. We are not able to bill insurance for the Family Skills Program.
Goals of Past Family Skills Participants:
To gain knowledge of ways to helped our loved one
Learn time management skills
Gain knowledge and understanding of mood regulation illnesses
Learn acceptance of the illness and the person
Learn validation skills
Learn effective communication
Learn skills for good self-care
Learn healthy boundaries
Learn about self-regulation
Learn how to assess danger and what to do
Build confidence in skills use
Learn about how emotions work
Be able to share skills with others
Build an increased sense of hope
Learn how to love effectively and encouragingly
Learn how to identify realistic expectations
Learn how to heal harm
Center for Behavioral Medicine Maplewood Executive Center 250 North Sunnyslope Road, Suite 203 Brookfield, WI 53005 Phone: 262-782-2820 Fax: 262-782-6937