The Behavioral Research and Therapy Clinics (BRTC) at the Center for Behavioral Technology is a clinical research center focusing primarily on the development and evaluation of psychotherapies for individuals with severe and chronic personality disorders. The research, which has been funded by the National Institute of Health, the Borderline Personality Disorder Research Foundation, the Bennett Family Foundation and others, focuses on the understanding, assessment, and treatment of suicidal behaviors, drug addiction and of Borderline Personality Disorder. The primary treatment under development at the BRTC is termed Dialectical Behavior Therapy, which is a cognitive behavioral treatment developed by Dr. Marsha M. Linehan. The BRTC is a free-standing unit at the University of Washington whose funding-to-date has been through research grants and consulting income generated by research staff. »Read more
What is Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)?
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is a comprehensive cognitive-behavioral treatment developed by Dr. Marsha Linehan over the last 25 years. DBT was originally developed to treat suicidal patients, evolved into a treatment for suicidal BPD patients, and has since been adapted for the treatment of BPD patients with presenting problems other than suicidal behaviors. »Read more
Now Open>> Friends and Family DBT Skills Group
Interpersonal Effectiveness, starting Aug 1- Aug 15, 2016. Mondays from 6-7:30 PM.
This group is designed for family members, friends, and caregivers of people with chronic mental and physical health problems like borderline personality disorder, bipolar disorder, and Alzheimer’s disease. For more information on this group, please call 206-543-3765.
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