When you’re feeling miserable, you might wish all emotions away. It’s sometimes appealing to imagine an absence of anguish and the irritability, lethargy and emptiness that go along with it.
I'm pleased to introduce you to Dialectical Behavior Therapy Understood, a blog about DBT from Christy Matta, MA.
Christy Matta, M.A., is a trainer, consultant and freelance writer. She has worked in mental health since 1994, is intensively trained in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and has extensive training in Mindfulness. She is an experienced group leader and trainer in both Mindfulness and DBT Skills Groups.
She has provided clinical supervision to DBT residential programs and was a member of the senior administrative team that designed Grove Street Adolescent Residential Program, a winner of the American Psychiatric Association’s Gold Award. She functioned as The Bridge of Central Massachusetts DBT training supervisor for clinicians from the department of counseling psychology of Assumption College and the department of psychiatry at the University of Massachusetts Medical School.
She also co-authored the article ”DBT for Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities: A Program Description.” Learn more about Christy Matta here.