Dr. Byrnes is a founding member and partner at CCDBT where she serves as the Director of Training and the Director of Research. Dr. Byrnes also serves as the Director of the Corporate Mindfulness Training program at CCDBT. A member of the original DBT team at Long Island Jewish Medical Center, Dr. Byrnes has experience running DBT skills groups for both adolescents and adults, as well as providing individual DBT therapy. Research conducted at CCDBT under the leadership of Dr. Byrnes has focused on demonstrating the effectiveness of DBT in decreasing depression and suicidal ideation among adolescent participants. Research has also examined individual factors predicting successful treatment completion in DBT as well as familial factors that impact positive change among the adolescents and their families who received treatment at CCDBT. Dr. Byrnes currently sits on the board of the Behavioral Health Research Consortium (BHRCH), a private institutional review board based out of Seattle, for psychological researchers who conduct research independently of a university or hospital. Dr. Byrnes received training in Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) from Jon Kabat-Zinn and Saki Santorelli in 2011 and has been running MBSR groups at CCDBT ever since. In addition, Dr. Byrnes has conducted trainings in Mindfulness practice in a variety of private settings outside of CCDBT. Dr. Byrnes has served as a consultant on family therapy issues at Sagamore Children’s Hospital and has taught Behavior Therapy to graduate students at Adelphi University. Dr. Byrnes received her BA from Tufts University and her Ph.D. from St. John’s University where she also received a certificate in Family Therapy.