​​About Therapy Training Boston

Therapy Training Boston provides continuing education that refuels and inspires helping professionals. We are a learning community committed to enhancing the well-being of individuals, families, and groups by providing state of the art training. Spawned by the closure of the Family Institute of Cambridge, an organization that educated people in New England and afar for 35 years, we aspire to meet its training goals. Our work is rooted in the values of social justice; it is comprehensive, immersive, practical, empowering, rejuvenating, and hopeful. We are committed to working with all people in ways that demonstrate respect and understanding for the myriad ways there are to live a good life, taking into consideration the forces in our larger cultural context that challenge us all.

TTB provides live didactic and experiential training with outstanding teachers. We specialize in helping people to think broadly and systemically, integrating many useful ideas and practices. Learning events are designed to provide intensive learning in formats that attend to work-life balance. Our intention is to help participants grown and blossom into their full potential.

Elizabeth Brenner, LICSW is the Director of Therapy Training Boston. She is passionate about providing continuing education for helping professionals that enhances the lives of our clients and ourselves. The foundation of her work rests on the training she received as a student in the Intensive Program at the Family Institute of Cambridge in 1991. Liz is grateful for the opportunity to teach this course in its evolving form, sharing systemic frames with many students. She teaches and hosts relevant, informative training on a wide variety of topics in a relaxed and nurturing environment. Liz is pleased to bring new guest faculty from near and far.

Liz has 30 years of experience doing family, couple and individual therapy in child psychiatric inpatient, residential, home-based and private practice settings. She was on the faculty of the Family Institute of Cambridge from 2003 until 2009 when it closed. Liz continues to learn and be inspired by many colleagues and mentors from FIC and elsewhere. She is currently the co-director of the Harvard Couple Conference and a teaching associate for Harvard Medical School providing family therapy training to staff at Cambridge Health Alliance in the Couple and Family Therapy Program. She was a member of the Executive Committee for Clinicians United, advocating for independent mental health clinicians and their clients in the Commonwealth. In 2017, Liz was the appreciative recipient of the award for the Greatest Contribution to Social Work Practice from the Massachusetts Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers.

She has written two articles on doing intensive home based family therapy. Recently she published a short article in the New England Journal For Realtional and Systemic Therapy called Couple Therapy in the Absence of Presence: Translating Presence to the Screen.