Behavioral Research & Therapy Clinics

Research Clinics

The Behavioral Research & Therapy Clinics (BRTC) is a research and training facility at the University of Washington that specializes in developing and evaluating new treatments for difficult-to-treat disorders, and training therapists in the use of effective behavioral treatments for complex, multi-systemic disorders. Our current research and training programs focus on recurrent suicidal behaviors, Borderline Personality Disorder and associated emotional, behavioral, and cognitive disorder.

The Behavioral Research and Therapy Clinics is an umbrella term that refers to several clinics operating together. Currently we consist of the following clinics:

  • Suicidal Behaviors Research Clinic (SBRC) The SBRC started in 1980 with the first federal grant to develop a treatment for suicidal behaviors.
  • PTSD Research Clinic (PRC) The PRC started in 2009 with the first federal grant to develop and evaluate treatments for PTSD among individuals with suicidal and self-injurious behaviors.
  • Substance Abuse Research Clinic (SARC) The SARC started in 1993 with the first federal grant to develop a treatment for drug addiction. We are not accepting new patients into this clinic at the present time.
  • Treatment Development Clinic (TDC) The TDC started in 1998 as consortium of research therapists working together to develop and evaluate new treatments for severe mental disorders and to train research therapists in these new treatments. The TDC also does clinical and diagnostic evaluation.
  • Anger Control Treatment Clinic (ACT) The ACT started in 2000 to develop and evaluate treatments for anger control.

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