Custom Designed Programs For Organizations

Enhance Staff Performance With Skills Building

Public and Private Schools

Mental Health Professionals/Agencies

Business and Corporations

CBT Based Skills Building To Enhance Business Performance

Speaking Engagements/Media

Custom Designed Programs For Organizations

Enhance Staff Performance With Skills Building

Co-Founders Alec Miller and Lata McGinn bring their decades of experience directing clinical programs and innovating research, to provide structured programs designed to educate and influence your organization’s culture.

Dr. Kelly Graling, CBC’s Director of Consultation Services, will assess your school, clinic, agency, or corporation’s needs and collaborate with Drs. McGinn and Miller to develop either a customized lecture or a more comprehensive curriculum to meet your goals. We cover a wide a range topics, geared to teach and implement evidence-based practices that will be designed to enhance knowledge and performance.

Dr. Elizabeth Courtney-Seidler, Director of Outcomes Monitoring, is available to consult to your organization to develop efficient systems to monitor outcomes to evaluate the effectiveness of the implemented training. CBC can offer assistance with selection of assessment measures, data entry, and statistical analyses.

Public and Private Schools

 

CBC has developed a setting based training and consultation curriculum that has been implemented widely in over 30 elementary, middle and high schools.  We consult to school administrators, teachers, and clinical staff, to build and strengthen their CBT and DBT services for students/clients of all ages.

Our standard school/agency-based program includes:

  1. Orientation and commitment workshop
  2. Three to five day workshop of DBT and CBT foundations and skills training
  3. Implementation workshop with key stakeholders
  4. Ongoing bi-weekly consultation for at least two years

 

CBT in Schools

Dr. McGinn has developed a curriculum for CBT to target youth with anxiety and depressive disorders (Leahy, R.L., Holland, S. & McGinn, L.K., 2011; McGinn, L.K. & Sanderson, W. C., 1999; McGinn, L.K & Hofmann, 2016). CBT is an evidence-based intervention that can be used to treat students with a wide range of problems and conditions. This model trains school personnel to deliver CBT interventions and is considered primary, secondary and tertiary prevention with several goals in mind:

 

  • Providing a common social-emotional skills-based language for all students, teachers, clinicians, and administrators.
  • These skills can be taught early in the child’s life with the hope of preventing and averting some of the more challenging problems that arise in later adolescence.
  • Providing CBT to students already exhibiting significant stress, anxiety and depressive disorders allows the school to manage and maintain these students within district rather than having to pay for the student to attend out-of-district placements.
  • Providing CBT in schools reduces school absences, and psychiatric and medical hospitalization visits.
  • Providing CBT improves emotional, behavioral and academic outcomes
  • Providing CBT can help reduce staff and administrator burnout by providing everyone with the necessary tools to effect change in many students

DBT in Schools

Dr. Miller and his colleagues have developed two types of DBT for schools: Comprehensive DBT and Universal DBT.

Comprehensive DBT – (Miller, Rathus & Linehan, 2007; Rathus & Miller, 2015) 
Targets youth who exhibit at least some degree of emotional and behavioral dysregulation and uses all of the DBT modes of treatment. This model is more broadly considered secondary and tertiary prevention interventions and often pull students out of class for skills group.

Universal DBT– (DBT Skills Training in Schools: The Skills Training for Emotional Problem Solving for Adolescents; DBT STEPS-A, Mazza, Mazza, Miller, Rathus & Murphy, 2016).


This program is intended for teachers to teach DBT skills in a classroom setting.

Some schools have opted to conduct both types of DBT offering primary, secondary, and tertiary interventions within the school with several goals in mind:

 

  • Providing a common social-emotional skills-based language for all students, teachers, clinicians, and administrators;
  • These skills can be taught early in the child’s life with the hope of preventing and averting some of the more challenging problems that arise in later adolescence.
  • Providing comprehensive DBT to students already exhibiting significant emotional and behavioral dysregulation allows the school to manage and maintain these students within district rather than having to pay for the student to attend out-of-district placements
  • Providing comprehensive DBT in schools often reduces ER, psychiatric and medical hospitalization visits, while keeping kids in school
  • Providing DBT improves emotional, behavioral and academic outcomes
  • Providing DBT is an evidence-based intervention that can be used transdiagnostically hence having greater applicability to a broader number of students.
  • Providing DBT can help reduce staff and administrator burnout by providing everyone with the necessary tools to effect change in many students
  • DBT is school friendly in that DBT skills can be taught in classrooms and groups

 

Complete List of Schools

Ardsley Union Free School District
Blind Brook-Rye Union Free School District
Briarcliff Manor Union Free School District
Bronxville Union Free School District
City School District of New Rochelle
The Churchill School & Center
Florida Union Free School District
Harrison City School District
Hastings on Hudson Union Free School District
The IDEAL School of Manhattan
Irvington Union Free School District
Katonah-Lewisboro Union Free School District
Mamaroneck Union Free School District
Mount Pleasant Central School District
Mount Vernon City School District
North Rockland School District
North Salem Central School District
Pelham Union Free School District
Pleasantville Union Free School District
Port Chester Public Schools
Putnam/Northern Westchester BOCES
Robert Louis Stevenson School
Rockland BOCES
Rye City School District
Scarsdale Public Schools
Southern Westchester BOCES
Tuckahoe Union Free School District
Washingtonville Central School District
Westport School District
White Plains City School District
Yorktown Central School District

Ardsley Union Free School District

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Blind Brook-Rye Union Free School District

Bronxville Union Free School District

Briarcliff Manor Union Free School District

City School District of New Rochelle

The Churchill School & Center

Florida Union Free School District

Harrison City School District

Hastings on Hudson Union Free School District

The IDEAL School of Manhattan

Irvington Union Free School District

Katonah-Lewisboro Union Free School District

Mamaroneck Union Free School District

Mount Pleasant Central School District

Mount Vernon City School District

North Rockland School District

North Salem Central School District

Pelham Union Free School District

Pleasantville Union Free School District

Port Chester Public Schools

Putnam/Northern Westchester BOCES

Scarsdale Public Schools

Souther Westchester BOCES

Tuckahoe Union Free School District

Rye City School District

Robert Louis Stevenson School

Rockland BOCES

Washingtonville Central School District

Westport School District

White Plains City School District

Yorktown Central School District

Agencies/Mental Health Professionals

 

CBC offers an array of continuing education opportunities to mental health professionals interested in advancing their professional skillset. These trainings can occur at your organization’s site or at the CBC Training Center. CE credits are available for most mental health specialties. We offer trainings that range from a half-day to 5-day trainings in CBT and DBT. We encourage those professionals who attend these workshops to pursue a consultation package of at least 6-12 sessions to receive case consultation as they apply what they have learned.

Our Director of Consultation Services will assess your agencies needs and collaborate with Drs. McGinn and Miller to develop either a customized lecture or a more comprehensive curriculum to meet your goals. We cover a wide a range topics, geared to teach and implement evidence-based practices that will be designed to enhance knowledge and performance.

View our growing list of agencies that have benefited from advancing their professional skillset below.

Agency List

ANDRUS
Broadview Psychology
East Metro Youth Services
JMD Counseling & Therapeutic Services
Larchmont/Mamaroneck Community Counseling Center
McMaster Children’s Hospital-Chedoke

 

ANDRUS

Broadview Psychology

East Metro Youth Services

JMD Counseling & Therapeutic Services

Larchmont/Mamaroneck Community Counseling Center

McMaster Children's Hospital-Chedoke Site

Business/Corporations

 

CBC has developed a series of single lectures and more extensive curriculum for companies who are interested in helping their staff become more effective, efficient, productive, and content in the workplace.

We work to strengthen a companies intangible assets. By teaching management leadership training and building on employees skills, this adds to a culture of productivity and harmony that are integral to success of any business. This also includes stress management, mindfulness, and communication skills, that are meant to enhance the overall well-being of you employees.

CBC believes that a company that supports their work force will be rewarded with a happier and more fulfilling work environment and greater productivity.

Our Director of Consultation Services will assess your corporation’s needs and collaborate with Drs. McGinn and Miller to develop either a customized lecture or a more comprehensive curriculum to meet your goals. We cover a wide a range topics, geared to teach and implement evidence-based practices that will be designed to enhance knowledge and performance.

Speaking Engagements/Media

 

Founded in 2004 by Drs. Lata K. McGinn and Alec L. Millerleaders in the fields of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, CBC has grown into a group of internationally recognized mental health professionals who have researched, pioneered, and are highly experienced in delivering cutting edge treatments that help adults, adolescents, and children live more fulfilled lives.

CBC provides Clinical and Wellness services to the public, Custom Designed Programs for schools, agencies and business, and Continuing Education for Professionals in the field of psychology.

McGinn and Miller bring their desire to deliver excellence in treatment to CBC along with a long history in academia and research. As professors of Psychology and Psychiatry, they are passionate about teaching and training,  They are also dedicated to the continued advancement of mental health treatments by generating innovative research to further the development of effective strategies and sharing of this knowledge. 

CBC has experts in many spheres of mental health for Adults, Young Adults, Children & Adolescents, Couples and Families and cover a wide range of issues such as (anxiety disorders, mood disorders, trauma, disruptive behavior disorders, suicide, non-suicidal self-injury, borderline personality disorder, selective mutism, stress, management, CBT, DBT, PCIT, to name a few).

The CBC team has spoken to community organizations, schools, agencies, hospitals, and corporations.

View Dr. Miller recent interview in  “Real Chats” video with Project375, Brandon Marshall’s organization dedicated to the education, support, and treatment of mental health. Click here to view the video.

For Media Inquiries Please Call (914) 385-1150 x4720

Dr. Alec L. Miller

Dr. Miller has conducted over 500 lectures and workshops worldwide to both lay and professional audiences. He was the lead trainer and co-investigator of the first randomized trial of adolescent DBT recently conducted in Norway. He is a consultant to numerous DBT research studies internationally as well as to over 30 school districts that are implementing DBT in their schools. 

As a clinician, Dr. Miller is a practitioner of CBT and DBT and treats adults, adolescents, couples and families. His clinical expertise has been highlighted by various media outlets including the New York Times, CNN, ABC News, CBS TV, MSNBC, PBS TV, Teen People Magazine, Redbook, WebMD, and the Associated Press.

Please click here to read full bio.

For Media Inquiries Please Call (914) 385-1150 x4720

Lata K. McGinn

Dr. McGinn is an internationally renowned speaker and is invited to conduct speeches, keynotes, lectures, master clinician seminars and workshops throughout the world to professionals, consumers, schools, agencies, and companies on stress, anxiety disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, depression, habits, parenting, cognitive behavior therapy, and risk and resilience. She is the President of the Academy of Cognitive therapy, the immediate Past-President of the International Association for Cognitive Psychotherapy, a Beck Scholar, and a certified ACT Trainer. 

Dr. McGinn is a master CBT clinician and treats adults, adolescents, couples and families. Various media outlets including the Huffington Post, All You, Women’s Health, Women’s Woman’s World Magazine, Shape Magazine, Parents, and more have highlighted her clinical expertise.

Please click here to read her full bio.  

For Media Inquiries Please Call (914) 385-1150 x4720

 

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