Rachel L. Hutt, Ph.D.
Rachel Hutt earned her M.S. and doctorate in Clinical Psychology from The Pennsylvania State University. She received a B.S. from Cornell University in Human Development, graduating with honors. Dr. Hutt completed her pre-doctoral clinical internship at Westchester Jewish Community Services (WJCS), where she received generalist training in the provision of several empirically-based interventions for children, adolescents, and adults. She completed her postdoctoral fellowship at CBT/DBT Associates. During her pre- and post-doctoral training, Dr. Hutt gained extensive education and practice in dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT). She participated in a multidisciplinary DBT consultation team, provided individual and group DBT to adolescents and adults, consulted with a school-based team about implementing DBT groups in public high schools, and performed DBT outcome research. She is intensively trained in Dialectical Behavior Therapy and Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT).
Dr. Hutt additionally has expertise in the delivery of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) to children, adolescents, and adults with various anxiety disorders (GAD, Social Phobia, Panic Disorder, and PTSD) and depressive disorders. She also specializes in individual and group CBT-oriented parent coaching for parents with children across the lifespan (i.e. infants through adult children). She has several years of experience providing individual and group services, including social skills and emotion-regulation training, in a range of school settings. Dr. Hutt has additional training in conducting comprehensive evaluations on cognitive, behavioral, neuropsychological, and social/emotional functioning of children, adolescents, and adults and providing recommendations based on these evaluations to clients, parents, schools, and service providers to facilitate current functioning and future planning.
Dr. Hutt has several research publications and presentations on the development of emotion regulation in young children in the context of parenting, the promotion of positive emotion and well-being for young children and parents, and the intersection between behavioral and physical regulation of emotion. Her dissertation research examined the association among postpartum mothers’ depressive symptoms, exercise, and the use of positive emotions during family interactions.
Training in Dialectical Behavior Therapy
Five Day Professional Training in MBCT
Zindel Segal, Ph.D. and Susan Woods, MSW, LICSW, Mindfulness-Based Training Institute
Rhinebeck, NY; August 10-14, 2015
Five Day Foundational DBT Training Course
Anthony DuBose, Ph.D., Behavioral Tech, LLC
Belmont, MA; November 11-15, 2013
DBT Chain Analysis Training, DBT Treatment Interfering Behavior Training, and DBT Validation Principles & Strategies
CE Online Training, Behavioral Tech, LLC