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Megan Johnson Dunston, MS, LCMHC, is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, adjunct faculty member at the University of Vermont and co-founder of Meridian DBT Psychotherapy, PLC, a private practice that provides research-based outpatient psychotherapy services, including DBT coping skills groups, individual therapy, and consultation and supervision services.  From 2006 until 2017, Megan was a clinician in the Crossroads program treatment team, providing partial hospital, intensive outpatient and outpatient services to adults using the Dialectical Behavior Therapy modality.  In this capacity she also served as the clinical site supervisor for master’s level interns.  In addition to clinical work, Megan has led workshops for staff at Matrix Health Systems, the Howard Center, and the Northeastern Family Institute focusing on aspects of DBT (dialectics, contingency management, self-harm behavior, etc).  Other areas of clinical interest pertain to conflict resolution, body image, self-efficacy beliefs, grief, parenting/pregnancy issues, intimate partner abuse and aging.