Pat Harvey, LCSW-C, ACSW, has over 30 years of experience working with families and now coaches parents and other family members of youth and adults who have emotion dysregulation using a DBT framework. She facilitates highly rated trainings and workshops for mental health professionals on DBT concepts, skills, and family interventions throughout the United States and at national conferences. She is the co-author of Parenting a Child Who Has Intense Emotions, Dialectical Behavior Therapy for At-Risk Adolescents, Hey, I’m Here Too! and Parenting a Teen Who Has Intense Emotions (to be published by New Harbinger in January 2016). In addition, she has co-authored an article about the grief of parents who have a child with mental illness and a recent article for Pediatric Nursing about the concept of validation.