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DBSA New Jersey  will host a leadership retreat and advanced facilitator training workshop as follows:

  • Sunday, November 8 from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM (Check-in opens at 8:00 AM)
    Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital (RWJUH) Auditorium
    1 Robert Wood Johnson Pl, New Brunswick, NJ 08901

NOTE: Registration for these events closed as of November 6, 2015. Thank you for your interest!

Leadership Retreat 9 AM to 12 PM

Join with your fellow DBSA Chapter Leaders and Facilitators as we discuss and brainstorm about our groups: What do we do well, and how can we be better in our local chapters and meetings? How can the state organization better serve chapters’ needs? How involved should the organization be with the chapters, and vice versa?

Advanced Facilitator Workshop 1 PM to 4 PM
Led by DBSA’s Vice President for Chapter Relations Ingrid Deetz (she will also participate in the retreat), we will discuss difficult situations that we have encountered, or may face, in our group meetings. Confrontational or threatening behavior? Topics that are triggers? Suicidal thinking, or planning? We will delve into what is appropriate, and needed, for such  challenges.

What would you like?
Help us make the day most beneficial for your needs. Do you have topics or situations that you would like covered during the retreat or workshop? Let us know by September 30 at, 888-829-2483, or include in the comments section when you register with our form below.

About the day
Participants: Any current leader or facilitator of a DBSA support group in New Jersey. All are encouraged to attend the retreat and the training. If not attending both, please let us know when you register.

Registration: Online using the form below, by email at, or call 888-829-2483. If emailing or calling, please tell us your first and last names, your contact information, and the chapter you help lead or facilitate.

Location: In the RWJUH auditorium. Facing the information desk in the hospital lobby, turn right and walk keeping to the right as you navigate the hospital corridors. When you see the chandelier, continue straight to enter the auditorium.

Cost and Food: There is no charge, but we will ask for a donation ($5 suggested) at check-in. Parking in the hospital garage on Little Albany Street is $4. Get your ticket validated at the desk in the hospital lobby. A light breakfast and lunch will be provided (please let us know of dietary restrictions).

Directions: The entrance to the parking garage is indicated on this Google map. The hospital is adjacent to the NJ Transit New Brunswick train station, and near bus routes on George St and Albany St.