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  to learn more about our clinics.

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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