PRIDE Training Institute
One Bowdoin Square, 6th Floor
Boston, MA 02114
Hours: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
Luana Marques, PhD, Director
Soo Jeong Youn, PhD, clinical psychologist
Orin Gutlner, MEd, Director of Education
Joshua Bogus, MPH, Project Director
Anna Bartuska, BS/BA, Program Coordinator
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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.
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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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.
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.
PRIDE Summer Scholars Internship
During challenging times, such as the COVID-19 pandemic, it is more important than ever to dedicate efforts to support emotional wellness amongst our most vulnerable populations such as urban youth.
In collaboration with the Center of Excellence for Psychosocial and Systemic Research, PRIDE is hosting a 4-week summer internship program to introduce 150 youth to science-driven skills for building resilience and supporting emotional wellness. Interns will be tasked with learning the TEB (Thoughts, Emotions and Behaviors) skills and developing creative ideas about how to share these skills with other young people. The internship program is led by Orin Gutlerner, the director of education at the PRIDE Training Institute and a long-time educator with over 20 years of experience.
Imagine a world where cutting-edge science is accessible. PRIDE Training Institute team members are working to make this a reality through media appearances.
- Mental health during the pandemic
Nature Career Webcast – 5/20/2020
- Corona-Angst: Waffenkaufe in den USA steigen
ZDF German Television – 4/28/2020
- Face the Nation
CBS – 4/5/2020
- Leadership and Management Amid Crisis
CNBC @Work Livestream – 4/2/2020
- Quarentena: profissionais de saúde dão dicas para manter a saúde mental em tempos de coronavirus
TV Globo Brazil – 3/22/2020
Radio and Podcasts
- How to Calm Anxiety and Achieve Peak Performance with Dr. Luana Marques
How to be Awesome at Your Job – 7/16/2020
- Mental Health for All
WCBS Newsradio 880 – 6/10/2020
- Entrevista con la doctora en psicología clínica
La Zeta 105.3FM "Mejor Que Nunca" – 4/14/2020
- How to Handle Anxiety during a Pandemic
Bernie & Sid in the Morning – 3/25/2020
- Anxiety makes us bad decision-makers. Here’s how to do better even if you’re worried about everything
CNN – 7/9/2020
- COVID-19’s hidden mental health crisis
Quartz – 7/5/2020
- These methods from psychiatry can help you beat stress during the coronavirus pandemic
Nature – 6/2/2020
- Offline and Off-track: How Internet Access May Predict the Next Wave of High School Dropouts
ADAA – 5/28/2020
- How to Tell if It’s More Than Just a Bad Mood
New York Times – 5/21/2020
- We’ve been left to calculate our virus risk on our own. We’re terrible at it.
The Washington Post – 5/07/2020
- How to Protect Your Mental Health
Fuji Television – 4/14/2020
- What We've Learned About How Remote Work Is Changing Us
CNBC – 4/9/2020
- Coronavírus: “Saia Justa” debate saúde mental e as formas de se relacionar
Saia Justa – 4/1/2020
- I have clinical anxiety. If the coronavirus scares you, this might help.
Boston Globe – 3/25/2020
- Mindfulness During the Coronavirus: Harvard Professor's Tips to Help Lower Anxiety
Good Morning America – 3/15/2020
About Luana Marques, PhD
Luana 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.
About Soo Jeong Youn, PhD
Dr. 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.
About Orin Gutlerner, MEd
Orin Gutlerner is the founding director of the Match Teacher Residency and the Charles Sposato Graduate School of Education. Prior to coming to Match, Orin directed Harvard’s undergraduate teacher education program and he served as the director of alternative teacher recruitment and training programs for the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. He also recently served on the DESE’s task force on teacher evaluation. Orin started his career in education in 1996 as a teacher in rural North Carolina through Teach For America. He has a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from the University of Wisconsin and a MEd from Harvard University.
About Joshua Bogus, MPH
Joshua 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 Anna Bartuska, BS/BA
Anna Bartuska is the program coordinator of Community Psychiatry PRIDE at Mass General. Anna’s clinical and research interests focus on addressing the global need for quality mental health care through adaptation and implementation of evidence-based practices for the unique challenges of low resource settings. Prior to joining Community Psychiatry PRIDE, she worked in North Carolina investigating the effectiveness of technology-assisted treatment for substance use disorders and in India evaluating the mental health outcomes of orphans and separated children in an alternative care program. Anna completed her undergraduate degree at Duke University in 2017 where she received a Bachelor of Science in Neuroscience and Bachelor of Arts in global health with a concentration in global mental health. Connect with her @AnnaBartuska.
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