An introduction to Recovery Oriented Cognitive Therapy (CT-R) in Community Based Settings -March 31, 2021 at 1:00-2:30pm with Stefanie Gregware, LMHC & Kerrin Westerlind, LICSW

FREE Webinar-An introduction to Recovery Oriented Cognitive Therapy (CT-R) in Community Based Settings -March 31, 2021 at 1:00-2:30pm with Stefanie Gregware, LMHC & Kerrin Westerlind, LICSW

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The Bridge Training Institute Spring 2021 Webinar Series

The Bridge Training Institute is excited to announce a series of 4 FREE webinars in emerging practice areas. These webinars all introduce key concepts to evidence-based approaches to enhance clinical practice, and will give participants a sense of how the trainings offered through The Bridge Training Institute can make an impact on their clinical practice.

At this time, due to the costs associated, we are unable to offer CEUs for the free webinar series. Keep an eye on our website, as we are looking into avenues to offer that as a part of the series in the future! 

An introduction to Recovery Oriented Cognitive Therapy (CT-R) in Community Based Settings

March 31, 2021


Stefanie Gregware, LMHC and Kerrin Westerlind, LICSW

This webinar will give an introduction to the CBT-based model of Recovery Oriented Cognitive Therapy, CT-R.  It will highlight the benefits of using this approach with individuals that practitioners historically may have found challenging to engage, due to the impact of low motivation and energy.   A general overview of the practice will be covered, using examples and a discussion of how this model's application can be enhanced when delivered by an interdisciplinary team. 


Meet the Trainers:

Stefanie Gregware, MA, LMHC is the Vice President of Clinical Services at Open Sky Community Services.  In this capacity, she oversees clinical services agency wide.  She is trained in all evidence-based practice models that Open Sky provides and supervises each clinical team ensuring fidelity, outcome measurement, training, supervision, and development of self-sufficient practices.

Ms. Gregware received her master’s degree from Assumption College with a concentration in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. She was also awarded a certificate in CBT through the Aaron T. Beck Institute in Cognitive Studies at Assumption College.  Ms. Gregware received advanced training and consultation in Recovery Oriented CBT for Schizophrenia through the Beck Institute and the University of Pennsylvania. In addition, she has received intensive training in Dialectical Behavior Therapy.

Ms. Gregware has provided direct clinical care for the past 10 years with treatments based in a Cognitive Behavioral therapy framework.  These treatments include; DBT, CBT for symptoms of psychosis, Cognitive Restructuring for PTSD, and CBT for anxiety and depression.  She has received training and supervision from leaders in these practices (Charles Swenson, M.D., Kim Meuser, Ph.D., Jennifer Gottlieb, Ph.D., Corine Cather, Ph.D, Aaron Brinen, Ph.D,) Ms. Gregware is one of two CR for PTSD practitioners at Open Sky who are trained to provide fidelity ratings on audio-taped therapy sessions. 

Ms. Gregware has also co-facilitated a 2-day course on Recovery Oriented Cognitive Therapy.  This workshop was created under the supervision of Aaron Brinen, Ph.D., at the Beck Institute.


Kerrin Westerlind, MSW, LICSW, is the Director of Evidence Based Practices at Open Sky Community Services.  For more than a decade, Kerrin has assisted interdisciplinary teams in the implementation of Evidence Based and Best Practices.  

Kerrin is an expert in Illness Management and Recovery (IMR) and has been involved in this practice since 2005.  She has overseen the implementation of IMR services in residential and supported housing programs with diverse populations, adapted materials for various populations and has provided consultation on using adaptations of IMR with adolescents, those who are justice-involved and individuals who are dually diagnosed with a mental health and a substance use disorder.  Ms. Westerlind has provided training and consultation on IMR to both State and non-profit agencies within Massachusetts.  She has provided training and consultation on IMR and its adaptations to specific populations to various agencies throughout the United States as well as at National Conferences (USPRA.)  Additionally, Ms. Westerlind has training and leadership experience in implementing multiple emerging modalities for working with people who experience psychosis, including CBT for Psychosis and Recovery Oriented Cognitive Therapy (CT-R).  

Kerrin is passionate about providing person-centered, recovery-oriented practices, and training others in the provision of these treatment models.  Her experience in the mental health field includes over 20 years of work in a range of settings from residential, supported housing, day treatment, outpatient, community-based services for adults and adolescents and clubhouse model. Her interests have led her to serve on the MassPRC (Massachusetts Psychiatric Rehabilitation Collaborative) Board of Directors, since 2018. Kerrin is best known for her creative approach to providing group and individual interventions while maintaining fidelity to the model.   Ms. Westerlind brings an enthusiasm for teaching and lots of energy to her trainings.