Collection of Trainings & Collaborations

Collection of Trainings & Collaborations

She has received intensive training in CFT from treatment originator, Dr. Paul Gilbert, and currently participates in ongoing consultation with CFT expert clinicians, Dr. Russell Kolts of the Inland Northwest Compassionate Mind Center, and Dr. Dennis Tirch of the Center for Compassion Focused Therapy. She also has a significant background and training in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), having worked for approximately 10 years as a member of the consultation team at the DBT Center of NJ.

CFT and other compassion oriented trainings include:

  • 2013 NYC Mindful Self-Compassion Summit and Workshop with Drs. Kristin Neff, Christopher Germer, and Dennis Tirch
  • Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT) for Shame and Self-Critical Difficulties with, Dr. Paul Gilbert.
  • Compassion Focused Therapy from the Inside Out, with Dr. Russell Kolts
  • An Introduction to Compassion Focused Therapy: A Weekend Retreat, with Dr. Chris Irons and Dr. Dennis Tirch
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) with Compassion: Deepening Your Skills in Working with Highly Self-Critical and Shame Prone Clients, with Dr. Jason Luoma
  • Mindful Compassion: An Intensive Workshop and Retreat with Dr. Paul Gilbert and Dr. Dennis Tirch

Beth has also served as an adjunct faculty member and part-time clinic supervisor for graduate students and interns at The College of New Jersey. She has presented at local, state and national conferences and in 2011 was invited by the National Board for Certified Counselors-International (NBCC-I) to be trained as a Master Trainer for their Mental Health Facilitator (MHF) Program.

The NBCC-I MHF program is only introduced at the request of local mental health experts in host countries outside of the U.S., and it is designed to improve access to mental health care by educating and training professionals, paraprofessionals and lay people in the basics of mental health.

In June 2012, she co-facilitated the first MHF training of trainers for volunteers in the disaster affected areas of Japan, and collaborated with NBCC-I and the Global Engagement Institute (GEI) to launch a pilot of the MHF program at the Kigali Health Institute (KHI) in Kigali Rwanda. Additionally, Beth is working with Dr. Atsuko Seto, faculty member at The College of New Jersey (TCNJ), to offer NBCC-I’s MHF-ASAP! training curriculum domestically to laypersons and allied professionals working with underserved populations in New Jersey.