Ryan Shirilla, L.I.C.S.W., Associate Clinical Director for the Mountain Valley Treatment Center, has announced MVTC’s upcoming participation in advanced training offered by staff associated with the Department of Psychiatry at Dartmouth College’s Geisel School of Medicine.  Shirilla notes that “this training at our teen treatment center represents a unique opportunity to receive advanced training in core standards associated with cognitive behavioral therapy.  I am excited that particular attention will be paid to adapting CBT implementation to the Mountain Valley setting, and our unique adolescent population, within the context of bio-psychosocial formulations and best practice treatment protocols.    It represents a rich and potent distillation of the Dartmouth’s psychiatry resident curriculum, an experience not possible or available in other commercial CBT offerings.”

Dr. Fran Moriarty, Ed.D., Clinical Director for MVTC, applauded the efforts of Shirilla and Jen Fullerton, M.Ed., L.I.C.S.W., MVTC’s Intake Coordinator & Director of Ancillary Services, in working with Dartmouth to organize this exciting program that will began on April 8, and will continue over a ten week period.  Dr. Moriarty comments that “this experience will afford our highly trained clinical staff the opportunity to finely hone their theoretical and application expertise in CBT in a framework that comports to standards and criteria outlined by the Academy of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.  It will also provide supplemental support to our staff through monitoring protocols that are all too often absent to confirm that the skills taught have been applied.”