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JFSCNJ Partners With Trinitas DBT Institute

(Courtesy of JFSCNJ) Jewish Family of Service of Central NJ, a non-sectarian health and social service agency serving all of Union County, is partnering with the Trinitas DBT Institute for a six-week group for Caregivers via Zoom. The program, titled “Self-Care for Caregivers,” begins Tuesday, November 9 at 11 a.m. and continues November 16, 23 and 30; and December 7 and 14. It will be facilitated by Masha Belova, LCSW, of Trinitas; and Alyssa Reiner, LCSW, MPA, social worker, Jewish Family Service of Central NJ.

According to Reiner, the program will help you “learn how to take care of yourself while taking care of others, utilizing research-based dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) skills to improve your life as a caregiver.” The program will focus on mindfulness, practical skills for the most difficult aspects of communication, crisis management and more.

Masha Belova is a licensed clinical social worker. She completed the 10-day DBT Intensive Training in March, 2011 with Adam Payne, Ph.D. and Haleh Ghanizadeh, M.D., M.P.H. She is a DBT-Linehan Board of Certification, Certified Clinician™. Belova is also interested in helping clients cope with trauma symptoms and she is trained in using prolonged exposure to treat post traumatic stress disorder and related problems.

Alyssa Reiner is a clinical social worker at Jewish Family Service of Central NJ, where she provides treatment to a varied group of clients ranging from aging Holocaust survivors to families and children. She holds a BA in psychology from Penn State University, an MSW from Boston University and an MPA from Rutgers University. She is also a certified therapeutic yoga instructor.

Contact [email protected], 908-352-8375 for further information and/or to register.

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