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.” She has provided numerous trainings and presented at conferences, including the International Society for the Improvement and Teaching of Dialectical Behavior Therapy and NADD, an association for persons with developmental disabilities and mental health challenges, on the topic of Dialectical Behavior Therapy.
Her approach uses principles and techniques supported by research, including Dialectical Behavior Therapy and Mindfulness techniques for managing anxiety, depression and other problems. For more on her consultation and trainings visit her web site www.dbtmind.com. For more tips and mindfulness tips and strategies visit her blog www.christymatta.wordpress.com.