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

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Mar­sha Line­han was rec­og­nized for her life­time of con­tri­bu­tions to Psy­chol­ogy and men­tal health research when she received the Asso­ci­a­tion for Psy­cho­log­i­cal Sci­ence (APS) James McK­een Cat­tell Fel­low Award. Click here to read more. 

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NOW PUBLISHED! Mar­sha Linehan’s Updated Skills Manuals

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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.

 

 

 

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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.


Recent Posts

Chelsey Wilks receives ADAI grant

Con­grat­u­la­tions to BRTC grad­u­ate stu­dent, Chelsey Wilks, MS, for receiv­ing the ADAI (Alco­hol and Drug Abuse Insti­tute) grant to fund her dis­ser­ta­tion, titled “Com­put­er­ized DBT skills train­ing for sui­ci­dal and heavy episodic drinkers”!

  1. Anita Lungu highlighted in Huffington Post Comments Off on Anita Lungu highlighted in Huffington Post
  2. Marsha Linehan’s Mindfulness Work Highlighted in UW Columns Magazine Comments Off on Marsha Linehan’s Mindfulness Work Highlighted in UW Columns Magazine
  3. Recent Op-Ed Article in NYTimes on DBT Skills and a Life Worth Living Comments Off on Recent Op-Ed Article in NYTimes on DBT Skills and a Life Worth Living
  4. Marsha Linehan #1 on Social Work Amazon.com Bestseller List! Comments Off on Marsha Linehan #1 on Social Work Amazon.com Bestseller List!
  5. Effectiveness of Dialectic Behavioral Therapy in routine outpatient care: the Berlin Borderline Study Comments Off on Effectiveness of Dialectic Behavioral Therapy in routine outpatient care: the Berlin Borderline Study
  6. New Research on DBT and BPD Comments Off on New Research on DBT and BPD
  7. Announcing the First Intensive Training in the DBT Prolonged Exposure Protocol Comments Off on Announcing the First Intensive Training in the DBT Prolonged Exposure Protocol
  8. Anita Lungu Wins APA Dissertation Research Award Comments Off on Anita Lungu Wins APA Dissertation Research Award
  9. Marsha Linehan Interviewed on King5 Healthlink Program Comments Off on Marsha Linehan Interviewed on King5 Healthlink Program