Astor is committed to using evidence-based treatment and ongoing assessment of the treatment efficacy of our programs. To that end, Astor has focused its agency-wide training toward bringing in renowned researchers and noted clinicians to train the clinical staff on various treatment issues.
In addition, on-going consultants in Dialectic Behavioral Therapy (DBT) and Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy are utilized to train staff in best practices.
The Director of Training and Development facilitates regular clinical and non-clinical trainings for staff. These trainings are recorded for future review. Topics include evidenced-based treatment models, self-care, diversity and inclusion, documentation, and supervisor trainings. Trainings often provide staff with Continuing Education Credits when appropriate.