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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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Marsha Linehan wins James McKeen Cattell Award

Con­grat­u­la­tions to Mar­sha!  She is the 2014 recip­i­ent of the  Asso­ci­a­tion for Psy­cho­log­i­cal Sci­ence (APS) James McK­een Cat­tell Award. The APS James McK­een Cat­tell Fel­low Award rec­og­nizes APS Mem­bers for a life­time of out­stand­ing con­tri­bu­tions to the area of applied psy­cho­log­i­cal research. Recip­i­ents must be APS Mem­bers whose research addresses a crit­i­cal prob­lem in soci­ety at large.

  1. Anita Lungu wins SSCP award Comments Off
  2. Honor student, Kay Chai, wins award and scholarship Comments Off
  3. Marsha Linehan recipient of two awards Comments Off
  4. Graduate student Erin Ward-Ciesielski wins prestigious award Comments Off
  5. DBT Featured in New York Times Comments Off
  6. Erin Ward-Ciesielski multiple award recipient Comments Off
  7. Article on our CARES research on the Seattle Children Hospital (SCH) website Comments Off
  8. Article on our CARES research in the UW Daily Comments Off
  9. Dr. Melanie Harned, Behavioral Tech Research Team and NogginLabs, Inc. winner of 2 Gold Brandon Hall Awards Comments Off