The Behavioral Research and Therapy Clinics (BRTC) 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
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Congratulations to Marsha Linehan for being honored the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Scientific Research Award! The award honors those who inspire hope through research. You can read more about the award here and read NAMI’s interview with Dr. Linehan here.
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Marsha Linehan was recently interviewed by The Daily for being the recipient of NAMI’s Scientific Research Award, also highlighting the BRTC’s role in advancing suicide research. You can read the article here.
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