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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 

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NEWRecruit­ing for research study: Com­put­er­ized Dialec­ti­cal Behav­ior Ther­apy Skills Train­ing. Click here for more information.

OPEN: Dialec­ti­cal Behav­ior Ther­apy Friends and Fam­ily Group. Click here for more information.

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NOW PUBLISHED! Mar­sha Linehan’s Updated Skills Manuals


For Ther­a­pists. Pro­vides vital tools for imple­ment­ing DBT skills train­ing. The teach­ing notes and repro­ducible hand­outs and work­sheets used for over two decades by hun­dreds of thou­sands of prac­ti­tion­ers have been sig­nif­i­cantly revised and expanded to reflect impor­tant research and clin­i­cal advances. Click here for 20% off.





For Clients. Fea­tures more than 225 user-friendly hand­outs and work­sheets, to be used by clients in dialec­ti­cal behav­ior ther­apy (DBT) skills train­ing groups or indi­vid­ual ther­apy. All of the hand­outs and work­sheets dis­cussed in Mar­sha M. Linehan’s DBT Skills Train­ing Man­ual, Sec­ond Edi­tion, are pro­vided, together with brief intro­duc­tions to each mod­ule writ­ten expressly for clients. Click here for 20% off.

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