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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