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Treat Pre-Menstrual Dysphoric Disorder, Premenstrual Syndrome & Emotional-Dysregulation with DBT & CBT

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Kristine Spano, PsyD
4 Hours 23 Minutes
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Jun 13, 2022
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“My emotions feel like they’re non-stop!” “I have no energy.” “I want to hide my body.”

For most women, traditional pharmaceutical interventions fall short for treating the mental and emotional rollercoaster of Pre-Menstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD).

Many clinicians ignore the diagnosis that affects millions of women.

But, the reality is the depression, anxiety, mood swings, trouble sleeping, panic, and body image issues – even suicidal thoughts – can make day-to-day life for these women unbearable. Relationships with loved ones, work, diet, doing the laundry, all these areas suffer for women bogged down mentally, emotionally, and physical by PMDD.

Be the therapist that listens! The therapist that does more than refer to a medical provider for birth control or hormones.

Join Kristine Spano, PsyD and licensed psychologist for an all new training that incorporates principles of DBT & CBT into the therapeutic treatment of PMDD. In this training you’ll shatter the myths that are keeping women shackled in the pain of PMDD and be able to provide genuine evidence-based interventions that support women – you’ll learn:

How to assess and diagnose PMDD

How the body’s biological changes impact mental health

Interventions across all affected domains – relationships, career, body, and more!

Register today!



This online program is worth 4.5 hours CPD.



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Rittenhouse Psychiatric Associates

Dr. Kristine Spano is a licensed clinical psychologist in Pennsylvania. She maintains a private practice in Philadelphia where she treats individuals 18 and up to help manage symptoms of anxiety, trauma, depression, and other mood disorders. She gave her first talk on the application of Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) in coping with PMDD for the Gia Allemand Foundation, now known as the International Association for Premenstrual Disorders, in 2018.

Dr. Spano is a graduate of The Philadelphia College of Osteopathic medicine. She earned her master’s degree from Rutgers University and her undergraduate degree in classics from Drew University in New Jersey where she graduated Summa Cum Laude.

Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: Dr. Kristine Spano has employment relationships with Rittenhouse Psychiatric Associates and PCOM Center for Brief Therapy. She receives a speaking honorarium and recording royalties from PESI, Inc. She has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Dr. Kristine Spano is a member of the Philadelphia Society of Clinical Psychologists, the American Psychological Association, and the Pennsylvania Psychological Association.


  1. Diagnose PMDD.
  2. Perform screens and assessments for PMDD.
  3. Utilize psychoeducation about the impact of PMDD on the nervous system.
  4. Create a self-care toolbox that is customizable to your patients’ lifestyles. 
  5. Assess areas of intervention for family members.
  6. Apply principles of DBT to clients struggle with PMDD and premenstrual mental health concerns.


Assessing & Diagnosis PMDD
  • Affective, behavioural, and somatic indicators 
  • Changes to DSM-V – what it means
  • Differentiate from other conditions
  • Where pharmaceutical interventions fall short
  • Simply screens for PMDD
  • If you’re a male clinician…
PMDD and the Adrenal Overload
  • HPA Axis (hypothalamus-pituitary adrenal system) – how it works
  • Hormonal changes impact on mood
  • Nervous system reactions and how to quell them
  • Neurobiological keys of PMDD
Lessening the PMDD Burden
  • Applying Emotional Regulation Tools Across All Domains
  • How to support women in their careers
  • Help client’s create a PMDD self-care toolbox
  • The role of loved ones in mitigating distress
  • Mindfulness interventions for the office
  • Distress tolerance tools for interpersonal relationships
  • Stopping the spiral of negative body image

Target Audience

  • Counselors
  • Social Workers
  • Psychologists
  • Psychiatrists
  • Psychiatric Nurse Practitioners
  • Therapists
  • Art Therapists
  • Marriage & Family Therapists
  • Addiction Counselors
  • Physicians
  • Nurses
  • Other Mental Health Professionals


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