Christy Matta, M.A. — Contributor
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.” 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.” 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.
The following are Christy's contributions to MentalHelp.Net
- Addiction Treatment
Origins of DBTDialectical behavior therapy (DBT) developed in the early 1990’s from the work of Marsha Linehan, Ph.D. (1993a). Linehan, a cognitive behavioral... Read More
When it comes to communication, words are only a small part of the story. Body language tells people a great deal about you, whether you’... Read More
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is becoming increasingly widespread and research continues to suggest that it is an effective treatment with a broad range of problems... Read More
- Wellness and Personal Development
Hope, according to Shane Lopez, is an equal opportunity resource. You needn’t be rich or exceptionally smart or athletic to be hopeful. It is... Read More
People often seek out therapy when they are having difficulty regulating painful emotions and the problem behaviors that so frequently accompany emotional distress. Severe anxiety... Read More
Do the demands and pressures of work impact your stress levels and your health? Does your work make it difficult to establish or maintain a... Read More
Stress Reduction and Management