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Date(s) - Apr 19, 2019
9:00 am - 1:00 pm

The Omaha Bakery


Power & Control Paradigm

A Cause of Mental Health Disorders

During this workshop, Katie Jensen will review the Duluth Model of Power and Control. She will review how power and control perpetuates mental health disorders from codependency to addition to marital problems. Katie will discuss how to integrate Gottman, DBT, research and treatment to treat the effects of living in this paradigm by first addressing our own personal relationships with this power and control.

Objectives for this workshop:

1) Define the power and control paradigm we currently live in.

2) Tie the power and control paradigm to the development of personality disorders, the Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACES) inventory and the Association of Pediatrics Academy’s (APA) latest statement on using shame, yelling, punishment and spankings to rear children. As well as tying the power and control paradigm to Gottman’s work distinguishing the 4 horsemen as relationship destructive behavior.

3) To be able to recognize our own personal relationship with power and control.

Katie Jensen LMHP has been in the mental health field for over 20 years. She began her career as a psych tech at Methodist Richard Young, then a consultant to the Omaha YMCA and eventually a fully licensed therapist. While at the YMCA, she helped develop a 3 tiered DBT program. While she may use other forms of therapy, her first level of treatment is always from a Dialectical Behavior therapy framework. She has been using Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) since 1994 and has been trained in all modalities of trauma therapy including EMDR I and II and Exposure therapy as a trainer with Dr. Edna Foa at the University of Pennsylvania.  She works with a team of other therapists who help her use her skills as she interacts with her clients as well as developed a 2 tiered DBT program that runs 7 DBT groups.


  • April 19, 2019
  • The Omaha Bakery 608 South 72nd Street, Omaha, NE 68114
  • Registration will be from 8:45am-9am
  • Workshop from 9am- 1pm
  • Break and Lunch will be served around Noon.

This program meets the criteria of an approved continuing education program for mental health practice for 4 CEUs.

  • APPT Member Rate: $60
  • APPT Non-Member Rate: $75

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Cancellation Policy For APPT

Contact Kristan Kiger by 5pm on 3/4/19, you can receive a credit to be used for a future event or your membership dues.  Credits will not be given after 5pm on 3/4/19.


ADA Needs:

We would be happy to accommodate your ADA needs or concerns. Please contact Kristan Kiger at 402-370-6898 or appt.ne@gmail.com ahead of the event.

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