About DBT Understood
Christy Matta M.A. is a trainer, consultant and writer. She is the author of “The Stress Response: How Dialectical Behavior Therapy Can Free You from Needless Anxiety, Worry, Anger, and Other Symptoms of Stress.“
Christy 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.” 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.