DBT Skills Part 2 of 4

Friday, December 14, 2018, 9:00 AM—4:00 PM with Jennifer Eaton, LMHC & Jamelle Greene, Ph.D.
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DBT Skills Part 2

Friday, December 14, 2018, 9:00 AM—4:00 PM

with Jennifer Eaton, LMHC & Jamelle Greene, Ph.D.


DBT Skills Part 2 will provide in-depth coverage of how to develop and implement a DBT skills training group, the Distress Tolerance skills and the role and function of skills cards. Numerous practical examples of these skills will be demonstrated.

Following this training, participants will be able to:

  • Develop and implement a DBT skills training group
  • Describe and demonstrate Leader and co-leader roles
  • Demonstrate how to assign DBT skill practice and homework
  • List and demonstrate the Distress Tolerance skills
  • Demonstrate the use of skills cards


DBT Skills Training Series

The DBT Skills are the heart of the treatment. All aspects of DBT are based on assisting the person to learn and use a set of skills that have been proven to enhance coping and reduce distress. This 4-part series provides a thorough training in all aspects of the DBT skills including mastery of the skills, running skills groups and teaching the skills to a variety of populations. The presentation will include lecture, extensive use of video examples and in-vivo practice.

Participants are urged to purchase the DBT Skills Training Manual, 2nd Edition and the DBT Skills Training Handouts and Worksheets, 2nd Edition by Marsha Linehan. Both books will be an integral part of the curriculum and are available on Amazon.com.

Meet the Trainers

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 is a certified DBT clinician with the DBT-Linehan Board of Certification. She was intensively trained in DBT by Dr. Charles Swenson and completed Advanced Intensive Training under Dr. Marsha Linehan, the developer of DBT. Ms. Eaton holds a masters degree in clinical psychology. 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.

Ms. Eaton has provided training and consultation to the following schools: Algonquin Regional High School, Ashland, Assabet Valley Collaborative, Bellingham, Blackstone, Blackstone Valley Tech, Boston Public Schools, Dover-Sherborn, Fairfield CT, Framingham State University, Greenwich CT, Hollis NH, Hudson, Marlborough, Mendon-Upton Regional Schools, Milford, Millis, Nashoba Regional, Reading, Scituate, Wachusett Regional, Westborough and Westport CT.

In addition, Ms. Eaton has consulted and trained many organizations including: Alabama Mentoring Network, Baycove Human Services, Community Counseling of Bristol County, Denver Health Systems, Devereux, The Family Resource Centers, Framingham State University, Harvard-Vanguard Behavioral Health, The Key Program, Massachusetts Department of Youth Services, The Mental Health Association of Lowell, New York State Office of Development Disabilities, Taunton State Hospital, The Women’s Recovery From Alcohol Program and Worcester Polytechnic Institute.


Jamelle Greene, Ph.D. is a clinical psychologist and received her Dialectical Behavior Training through Behavioral Tech’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 maintains a 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 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.




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