Anne Gresham, RN, CNS

Anne Gresham, MS, ARNP   is a 1983 graduate of the University of Minnesota Graduate School of Nursing. Her training focused on clinical psychiatric and mental health nursing as well as education. Her experience includes extensive work with family sexual abuse, sex offenders, trauma disorders, and both standard Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and Radically Open Dialectical Behavior Therapy (RO-DBT). She has been instrumental in developing RO & DBT Training Partners LLP and in assisting other programs in their development of DBT related services.

See Anne's article "The Hope of Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)" published in March 1997 for "Journal for Guardians and Conservators."                         Contact Anne Gresham


July 20, 2018
Introduction to Radically Open DBT (RO-DBT)
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July 17-19, 2018

DBT Individual Therapy Mode with Skills Training Overview
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Oct 9-11, 2018
DBT Skills Training
for Helping Professionals
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8 am: Registration
Training 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Continental Breakfast Provided
Credit Cards Accepted


Chris Kvidera, LICSW

Chris Kvidera, MSW, LICSW , is a 1988 graduate of the University of Minnesota School of Social Work. Her graduate training was a clinical track emphasizing Health and Mental Health. She spent several years working primarily with clients who have trauma related disorders. Since attending a 10 day intensive workshop with Dr. Marsha Linehan in 1997, Chris has been practicing DBT and  has developed effective Dialectical Behavior Therapy programs in out patient settings. She is also an Executive and Personal Life Coach. Contact Chris Kvidera




Kristen Fritsinger, LICSW

Kristen Fritsinger, MSW, LICSW, is a 2000 graduate of the College of St. Catherine/
University of St. Thomas School of Social Work. Her graduate training emphasized clinical social work, primarily mental health. She spent numerous years working with adults who had serious and persistent mental illness, with a range of diagnoses. Kristen joined RO & DBT Training Partners in 2004 and completed the 10-day DBT Intensive Workshop with a team from RO & DBT Training Partners in 2006. She provides individual DBT therapy to adolescents and adults as well as co-facilitating  DBT Skills Training Groups. Kristen also has experience and expertise in providing traditional cognitive behavioral therapy and eclectic therapy for individuals who do not need DBT and yet are seeking help with emotional pain in their lives. Kristen also has experience working with couples. Contact Kristen Fritsinger