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    From Chronic Distress to a Meaningful Life

    Many of us seek meaningful careers and relationships, but find them much less fulfilling than expected. Somehow, distressing thoughts and emotions interfere  with our relationships and values. Chronic distress results from inadvertent choices made in the heat of painful moments that, in the long run, perpetuates psychological suffering.

    EMP is dedicated to helping people make choices that lead to meaningful living.




EMP specializes in services for persons struggling with emotional distress. Our acceptance-focused approach assists you in shifting your perspective from one mired in your problems and the past to one focused on living a meaningful life. Our contextual behavioral therapies include Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT).

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EMP provides specialized training in Contextual Behavior Approaches and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) in particular. Training opportunities include externships and field placements for psychology and social work graduate students. Click here to learn about training opportunities and view a listing of past trainees.

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EMP has been instrumental in promoting Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) in the Midwest. We conduct workshops, five-day intensive trainings and ongoing consultation for organizations interested in DBT. Click here for information about possible seminars and/or workshops and to view a list of current and past client organizations.

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A Contextual Behavior Approach

A Dialectical Behavior Approach

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