The Bridge Training Institute offers continuing education workshops and personalized consultation services that focus on evidence-based and best practice treatment models for human services professionals and licensed clinicians.  Our training and consultation services help you to develop proven and effective clinical skills.  You will always come away with tools that you can put into practice the next day.

The Dialectical Behavior Therapy Training Series

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is a leading example of an evidence-based practice. Originally developed as an outpatient treatment, DBT has more recently been applied in diverse settings such as public schools, community-based group homes, hospitals and outreach treatment settings.

DBT has been proven to be effective with people who are in persistent emotional distress, have chronically unstable relationships, and present with recurrent self-injury and/or suicidal behavior. DBT has been used to treat high performing, but distressed students, seriously disturbed adolescents, people with eating disorders, substance use disorders and people with persistent mental illness and/or developmental disabilities.

DBT is a supportive and collaborative treatment that emphasizes skill-building and highly individualized treatment plans. The treatment is delivered in two modalities: DBT Skills Groups and Individual Therapy.

This rigorous and comprehensive training series will provide the clinician with a full understanding of all aspects of DBT theory and clinical practice. In addition, the content of these trainings will prepare you to meet the education requirement for DBT credentialing developed by the DBT-Linehan Board of Certification. See details at www.dbt-lbc.org.

The DBT series is presented in 2 parts:

A 4 day DBT Skills Training Track 

A 4 Day DBT Individual Therapy Track 

In addition, all participants will have free, unlimited access to The DBT Insider, our online training and support center where you will have access to training materials, videos, articles and webinars. 

YOUR TrainerS

Jennifer Eaton, M.S., LMHC is the Director of DBT Training and Consultation for The Bridge of Central Massachusetts, Inc.    She previously served as Director of DBT Services for the Bridge.  In that role, She oversaw multiple DBT programs that serve emotionally disturbed adolescents and young adults, mentally ill adults, adult women with physical disabilities and traumatic brain injury, and adults with developmental disabilities. Jennifer Eaton, M.S., LMHC is the Director of DBT Training and Consultation for The Bridge of Central Massachusetts, Inc.  

 In this capacity Ms. Eaton provides training and consultation to agencies across the country.  She also provides consultation to DBT programs at The Bridge, including programs that serve adolescents, young adults, mentally ill adults, adult women with physical disabilities and traumatic brain injury, and adults with developmental disabilities.  Ms. Eaton has extensive experience providing DBT treatment and has supervised clinicians and interns.

Ms. Eaton, holds a masters degree in clinical psychology. She was intensively trained in DBT by Dr. Charles Swenson and completed an Advanced Intensive Training under Dr. Marsha Linehan, the developer of DBT. Ms. Eaton has presented numerous times at the annual ISITDBT Conference, and at various local and national conferences.

Ms. Eaton maintains a private practice specializing in DBT and is on the faculty at Becker College.

Ms. Eaton has consulted and trained many organizations including: Harvard-Vanguard Behavioral Health, Massachusetts Department of Youth Services, New York State Office of Development Disabilities, Alabama Mentoring Network, Denver Health Systems, The Mental Health Association of Lowell, Community Counseling of Bristol County, Baycove Human Services, The Key Program, and Deveraux,

In addition, Ms. Eaton has provided training at the following schools: Assabet Valley Collaborative, Dover-Sherborn, Fairfield CT, Greenwich CT, Mendon-Upton Regional Schools, Milford, Millis, Nashoba Regional, Reading, Scituate, Wachusett Regional, Westborough and Westport CT.

 

Jamelle Greene, Ph.D. is a clinical psychologist and received her Dialectical Behavior Training (DBT) through Behavioral Tech, LLC's “Comprehensive Training for Independent Practioners” She attended two-weeks of on-site intensive and advanced intensive trainings taught by Adam Payne, PhD and Elizabeth Dexter-Mazza, PsyD, and completed over 50 hours of online courses focused on practicing adherent DBT.

Dr. Greene is currently in part-time private practice in Framingham, where she specializes in treating people with emotion dysregulation, mood disorders, anxiety, and/or attachment-trauma disorders. She also serves as the psychologist at Arlington Youth Counseling Center. She has run several skills groups for adolescents both in private practice and in community mental health settings.

Dr. Greene began her career in education, working in both public and independent schools. She continues to consult to school counselors and teachers on a wide range of psychological issues relevant to educational settings.