Leadership and Development Teams:

TADBiT is directed by a Leadership team composed of intensively trained* DBT clinicians.  The Leadership Team makes decisions by consensus, meaning “We probe issues until everyone’s opinions are understood, especially opposing opinions.  The decision is only made when everyone in the group says that they can live with that decision.” (The Collaboration Handbook, Amherst H. Wilder Foundation, 1997)

*Intensively trained DBT clinicians have completed the 65 hour training over 6 months, with trainers authorized by Marsha Linehan, as a team with many additional hours in study, program development and presentation to acquire, strengthen and generalize the DBT skills and strategies.  Post-docs and graduate interns in DBT training programs are equivalent.

Left to Right: Sammy Banawan, John Mader, Jill Compton, Meggan Moorhead, Norma Safransky, Eric Gadol, Martha Golden, Noreen Esposito

Left to Right: Sammy Banawan, John Mader, Jill Compton, Meggan Moorhead, Norma Safransky, Eric Gadol, Martha Golden, Noreen Esposito

Leadership Team:

  • Founding Directors/Directors Emeritus:  Meggan Moorhead, EdD and Norma Safransky, MD
  • Co-Directors:  Martha Golden, PsyD and John Mader, LMFT
  • Director of Technology:  Sammy Banawan, PhD
  • Director of Training:  Jill Compton, PhD
  • Director of Consult Teams and Skills Groups:  Eric Gadol, PhD
  • Director of Referrals:  Noreen Esposito, EdD, PMHNP

TADBiT includes a Development Team comprised of intensively trained DBT clinicians who maintain established skills groups and support the creation of new skills groups for under-served populations. 

Development Team:

  • DBT-Adolescents:  Linda Cherney, LMFT & Johnna Pilipchuk, LPA
  • DBT Family & Couples Skills:  John Mader, LMFT
  • DBT-University Program:  Martha Golden, PsyD
  • New Program Incubation:  Meggan Moorhead, EdD

Both the Leadership and Development Teams function to:

  • be a source of information and referrals for therapists seeking DBT training to increase their knowledge and skills, at introductory and advanced levels, at seminars and DBT Training Teams
  • provide information and referrals to those seeking access to DBT therapists and skills groups
  • develop new DBT programs for target populations (e.g. ADHD, elderly, prisons, etc.)