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20% of people in the United States struggle with emotional difficulties, but only 0.17% of people are mental health providers.

About the Training Institute

The PRIDE Training Institute exists to address the access to care gap in mental health that limits a community and an individual’s potential. The PRIDE Training Institute trains and coaches paraprofessionals to use evidence-based cognitive behavioral skills to improve emotion regulation and build resilience that unlocks the capacity to achieve greater outcomes. The PRIDE Training Institute partners with organizations to develop, refine, and implement scalable models to create communities of healing, locally and globally.

Our work is grounded in evidence and supported by the research and evaluation of Community Psychiatry PRIDE.

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The TEB Curriculum

TEB stands for thoughts, emotions, and behaviors. Psychologists have long recognized that these three experiences are closely connected in our day-to-day lives. For example, when you woke up this morning, you probably had a thought about the upcoming day. Perhaps you thought, “I didn’t sleep well last night, so I’m going to be dragging,” which led to an emotion (nervousness) and a behavior (cancelling an appointment). The connection between our thoughts, emotions, and behaviors impacts our decisions, moods, and interactions with ourselves and with others. However, many of us are unaware of this process. We may experience persistent negative emotions without realizing that negative thoughts or unhealthy behaviors are to blame. Our team developed the TEB skills to help you observe the connection between your thoughts, emotions, and behaviors and learn strategies to break free of negative cycles that are impacting your life. The goal of this curriculum is to equip you with a basic knowledge of the TEB skills so that you can practice them on your own and teach these valuable skills to others. Learn more about the TEB skills and view our most updated curriculum.

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Mental Health for All: Science-based Skills to Build Resilience During Stressful Times

Perhaps you’re trying to adjust to working from home while hearing about neighbors, friends, and colleagues losing their jobs. Maybe you're doing your best to balance leading your company through difficult strategy decisions and caring for your children while schools are closed. Maybe you’re trying to finish your classes from home while worrying about graduation requirements and making housing payments on time. Or maybe you're feeling isolated, separated from friends and loved ones.

This course was created to support all who are feeling the emotional strain of the unprecedented and stressful situations. While the COVID-19 pandemic is the genesis for the course, the evidence-based concepts and skills that are illustrated here will promote the healthy development of anyone who is struggling to cope with chronic stress. 

The course will be particularly useful for organizations that are concerned about the emotional health of their employees and want to support their teams virtually with stress management strategies. Taking the course in teams will have the added benefit of creating a common language and approach within organizations for addressing mental health challenges among their employees and constituents.

Throughout the course, we strive to answer two essential questions:

  • What is the science behind how we experience stressful situations?
  • How can we build resilience while facing stressful situations?

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Harvard Medical School Webinar Series: Regulating emotions & building resiliency in the face of a pandemic

This webinar series was created to support the students and staff of the Harvard Medical School community, yet the lessons will be broadly applicable to all who are feeling the emotional strain of this unprecedented crisis. Across this four-video series, we discuss the role of anxiety, slowing down the brain, charging up and staying connected and exploring thoughts.


The eight members of the Training Institute pose in front of a white wall.

Left to right: Joshua Bogus, Soo Jeong Youn, Barbara Dalio, Luana Marques, Andrew Ferguson, Anna Bartuska, Ellen Bass, Aimee Rincon

TEB Skills for youth development organizations: Strengthening organizational capacity

Connecticut Opportunity Project

In Connecticut, more than one in five youth are disengaged or disconnected from high school. Youth who are disengaged and disconnected often face significant challenges with emotion dysregulation because of stress and adverse events, which in turn increases their risk of destructive and impulsive actions and risky behaviors.

In partnership with Dalio Philanthropies, this project seeks to strengthen the capacity of the three Connecticut Opportunity Project partners to deliver their services with excellence by providing the organizations’ staff evidence-based training and coaching on how to deliver emotion regulation strategies. Through this program staff will be equipped with strategies that have been shown to be effective, can be delivered by youth development professionals and sufficiently address the complex social-emotional needs of the youth they serve.

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Imagine a world where cutting-edge science is accessible. PRIDE Training Institute team members are working to make this a reality through media appearances.


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About Luana Marques, PhD

Luana MarquesLuana Marques, PhD, is the director of Community Psychiatry PRIDE at Mass General and an Associate Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School (HMS). Dr. Marques is a national and international expert in Cognitive Behavioral Therapies (CBTs) and a leader in bringing science-backed mental health practices to everyone. Her decades of clinical and research experience implementing evidence-based practices encompass all types of roles and settings, from frontline staff to CEOs, diverse communities to organizations, both in the US and globally. She is the president of the Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA). She is also the author of "Almost Anxious: Is My (or My Loved One’s) Worry or Distress a Problem?" Connect with her on Twitter, @DrLuanaMarques, and on Instagram, @drluanamarques.

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About Soo Jeong Youn, PhD

Soo Jeong YounDr. Soo Jeong Youn is a licensed clinical psychologist at Mass General and an instructor in Psychiatry at HMS. Dr. Youn’s research and clinical interests focus on leveraging science and data as a strategic asset to implement and disseminate evidence-based emotion regulation skills to everyone and everywhere and address the access to care disparity in mental health. Applying her research experiences in psychotherapy process and outcome, community based participatory research and implementation science, she evaluates and develops processes of integrating evidence-based interventions in organizations to enhance adoption, sustainability and scalability.
Connect with her @SYounPhD.

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About Dr. Kimberlye Dean, PhD

Dr. Kimberlye Dean, PhD, completed her PhD in Clinical Psychology from Louisiana State University and her predoctoral clinical internship at the VA Boston Healthcare System. Broadly, Dr. Dean’s research interests include anxiety disorders, cognitive behavioral therapy treatment seeking behaviors, and substance abuse disorders in underrepresented populations. More specifically, her primary research goal is to identify factors that maintain treatment disparities among underrepresented populations and improve accessibility of interventions specifically designed to help Black adults benefit from psychosocial treatments.

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About Dr. Nicole J. LeBlanc, PhD

Dr. Nicole J. LeBlanc, PhD, is a clinical fellow in psychology, completing postdoctoral training at the Center for Anxiety and Traumatic Stress Disorders and Complicated Grief Program. She studied clinical psychology at Harvard University, where she conducted research examining the association between interpersonal factors and the development and maintenance of emotional disorders. Dr. LeBlanc’s dissertation was a study examining the efficacy of brief cognitive-behavioral interventions to reduce loneliness among young adults. Her clinical interests include empirical-supported treatments for anxiety and traumatic stress disorders. She is a member of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT), the Anxiety and Depression Association of American (ADAA), and the Society for a Science of Clinical Psychology (SSCP).

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About Lianna Karp, MD

Dr. Lianna Karp is a Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and the MGH Chelsea Healthcare Center, and an Instructor in Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Karp's clinical interests focus on reducing healthcare inequity, increasing access to mental health care, preventative and school-based interventions, as well as parent guidance and family therapy. She has experience running and developing workshops in self compassion, empathy, and active listening for healthcare professionals, teachers, and parents.

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About Joshua Bogus, MPH

Joshua BogusJoshua Bogus is public health professional with over seven years of experience managing health programs. Joshua has managed global research portfolios, including clinical trials, while working at Washington University in St. Louis Medical School and Partners in Health. Joshua is excited to work on projects that quickly scale new discoveries into the hands of those who can benefit most. Joshua has a BA in international relations from Stanford University and a Masters in Public Health from the University of Michigan.

About Brooke Wyand, MPH, CHES

Brooke serves as a program coordinator for the PRIDE team, managing complex research projects and coordinating our training and coaching initiatives. She previously worked for the Suicide Prevention Center of New York, as well as the state’s Bureau of Child Health, where she received an Excellence in Scholarship award for research conducted with the NYS Office of Mental Health. Brooke’s undergraduate degree from SUNY- Oswego is in Wellness Management, and she earned a Master’s in Public Health from the University of Albany with a focus on health policy and management.

About Jennifer Duan, BA

Jennifer serves as a clinical research coordinator for the PRIDE team. She graduated from Wellesley College in 2021 with a B.A in Psychology and American Studies with a concentration in public health and Asian American Studies. She is interested in examining community interventions to combat disparities in mental health accessibility and addressing cultural factors within mental health stigmatization. Prior to PRIDE, Jennifer has been heavily involved in community building at Wellesley College, where she earned a Dean’s Honorable Mention for the Camellia Student Leadership Award.