Mar­sha Line­han Hon­ored at Sil­ver Hill Hos­pi­tal Gala

Con­grat­u­la­tions to Mar­sha for being given the President’s Award at Sil­ver Hill Hospital’s annual Giv­ing Hope gala in New York City! The event raised over $1 mil­lion dol­lars to assist those in need of res­i­den­tial treat­ment pro­grams at the hos­pi­tal. You can read more about the event here.

Chelsey Wilks Receives Grant (F31)  from National Insti­tute on Alco­hol Abuse and Alcoholism

BRTC grad­u­ate stu­dent Chelsey Wilks has received fund­ing to sup­port her while con­duct­ing her dis­ser­ta­tion research, titled “Com­put­er­ized DBT skills train­ing for sui­ci­dal and heavy episodic drinkers.” She is adapt­ing an exist­ing com­put­er­ized DBT skills inter­ven­tion with the goal of reduc­ing heavy drink­ing and sui­ci­dal thoughts by tar­get­ing emo­tion dys­reg­u­la­tion. Con­grat­u­la­tions Chelsey!

Mar­sha Line­han receives 2015 NAMI Sci­en­tific Research Award

Con­grat­u­la­tions to Mar­sha for being hon­ored the National Alliance on Men­tal Ill­ness Sci­en­tific Research Award! She is being rec­og­nized for her ded­i­ca­tion to the devel­op­ment and eval­u­a­tion of evidence-based treat­ments for high sui­cide risk, multi-diagnostic and dif­fi­cult to treat pop­u­la­tions.  The award hon­ors those who inspire hope through research. You can read more here.

Chelsey Wilks Receives ADAI Grant Award

BRTC grad­u­ate stu­dent, Chelsey Wilks, MS, received the Alco­hol and Drug Abuse Insti­tute (ADAI) grant to fund her dis­ser­ta­tion, titled “Com­put­er­ized DBT skills train­ing for sui­ci­dal and heavy episodic drinkers”. The grant aims to help fund pilot stud­ies and devel­op­men­tal research for sub­stance abuse. Con­grat­u­la­tions, Chelsey!

Anita Lungu wins APA Dis­ser­ta­tion Award

Con­grat­u­la­tions to doc­toral stu­dent Anita Lungu for her recent selec­tion as a recip­i­ent of the 2014 Amer­i­can Psy­cho­log­i­cal Asso­ci­a­tion Dis­ser­ta­tion Research Award, a pres­ti­gious award with the pur­pose of assist­ing science-oriented doc­toral stu­dents of psy­chol­ogy with research costs asso­ci­ated with their dis­ser­ta­tion research.

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.

Anita Lungu wins SSCP Award

Con­grat­u­la­tions to Anita Lungu for receiv­ing the pres­ti­gious Soci­ety for a Sci­ence of Clin­i­cal Psy­chol­ogy (SSCP) Dis­ser­ta­tion Grant Award for her study: Com­put­er­ized Trans-Diagnostic DBT Skills Train­ing for Emo­tion Dys­reg­u­la­tion. The award is intended to both rec­og­nize and sup­port stu­dents who are work­ing on their dis­ser­ta­tion in the field of clin­i­cal psychology.

Honor stu­dent Kay Yu Yuan Chai wins 2013 Guthrie Prize

Honor stu­dent, Kay Yu Yuan Chai, won the 2013 Guthrie Prize in the Best Research Pro­posal cat­e­gory for her paper“The Pre­lim­i­nary Effi­cacy, Fea­si­bil­ity and Accept­abil­ity of a Brief Audio-Guided Dialec­ti­cal Behav­ior Ther­apy Mind­ful­ness Skills Inter­ven­tion for Col­lege Stu­dents with Emo­tional Dysregulation,”

 Kay’s men­tor is Marivi Navarro, Ph.D., and Mar­sha Line­han, Ph.D.

Mar­sha Line­han recip­i­ent of two awards

The first one comes from her Alma Mater – Loy­ola Uni­ver­sity, Chicago – The Grad­u­ate School Damen Award. Named after Loy­ola University’s pri­mary founder, Arnold Damen, S.J., this award is granted to an alumnus(a) from each of Loyola’s schools and col­leges. It rec­og­nizes the qual­i­ties of lead­er­ship in indus­try, lead­er­ship in com­mu­nity and ser­vice to others.

The sec­ond award is the 2013 Inter­na­tional Acad­emy for Sui­cide Research ( IASR) Morselli Medal.  The Morselli Medal, which is named in honor of Enrico Morselli, an Ital­ian psy­chi­a­trist (1852 –1929) from the Uni­ver­sity of Genoa who was a pio­neer in sui­cide research, is the Academy’s most dis­tin­guished award and is given every 2 years to indi­vid­u­als who have made out­stand­ing and impor­tant life­time con­tri­bu­tions to the study of sui­cide, sui­ci­dal behav­iors or sui­cide prevention.

Grad­u­ate stu­dent Erin Ward-Ciesielski wins pres­ti­gious award

Con­grat­u­la­tions to Erin Ward-Ciesielski for win­ning The Grad­u­ate School Pres­i­den­tial Dis­ser­ta­tion Award.

Erin Ward-Ciesielski mul­ti­ple award recipient

Con­grat­u­la­tions to doc­toral stu­dent, Erin Ward-Ciesielski for receiv­ing the fol­low­ing 4   pres­ti­gious awards:

SSCP Dis­ser­ta­tion Grant Award (Soci­ety for a Sci­ence of Clin­i­cal Psy­chol­ogy)

Mor­ton M. Sil­ver­man Stu­dent Award (Amer­i­can Asso­ci­a­tion of Sui­ci­dol­ogy)

APA Dis­ser­ta­tion Research Award (Amer­i­can Psy­cho­log­i­cal Asso­ci­a­tion)

APF/COGDOP Grad­u­ate Research Schol­ar­ship (Amer­i­can Psy­cho­log­i­cal Foundation/Council of Grad­u­ate Depart­ments of Psychology/Friedman-Klarreich Fam­ily Foundation

Dr. Melanie Harned, Behav­ioral Tech Research Team and Nog­gin­Labs, Inc. win­ner of 2 Gold Bran­don Hall Awards

Con­grat­u­la­tions Dr. Melanie Harned, Behav­ioral Tech Research and Nog­gin­Labs, Inc for win­ning 2 GOLD Bran­don Hall Awards for Best Use of Games for Learn­ing and Best Use of Vir­tual Worlds for Learn­ing for the course Foun­da­tions of Expo­sure Ther­apy. Read more here:

Mar­sha Line­han 2012 recip­i­ent of the APF Gold Medal Award

Mar­sha Line­han is the recip­i­ent of the 2012 Amer­i­can Psy­cho­log­i­cal Foun­da­tion (APF) Gold Medal Award for Life­time Achieve­ment in the Appli­ca­tion of Psy­chol­ogy.This award rec­og­nizes dis­tin­guished and endur­ing records of accom­plish­ments in four areas of psy­chol­ogy: The appli­ca­tion of psy­chol­ogy, the prac­tice of psy­chol­ogy, psy­chol­ogy in the pub­lic inter­est and the sci­ence of psy­chol­ogy.

Read about Mar­sha here: APF Gold Medal Life­time Achieve­ment Award

 Elaine Franks awarded Dis­tin­guished Staff Award

One of the great­est of awards to be awarded to the BRTC, is for the out­stand­ing ser­vice pro­vided by Elaine Franks.  In 2007 Elaine was elected by the Uni­ver­sity of Wash­ing­ton to receive the annual Dis­tin­guished Staff Award.


Read more about Elaine in Wash­ing­ton Week


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