Awards and Recognition
Marsha Linehan Receives Career/Lifetime Achievement Award from ABCT
Marsha has received the Career/Lifetime Achievement Award from the Association for Behavioral & Cognitive Therapies (ABCT)! This is the highest award given by ABCT and honors those who have made significant contributions over a number of years to cognitive and/or behavior therapy. Marsha joins the ranks of other notables such as Al Bandura, Aaron Beck, Albert Ellis, Gerry Davison, Alan Marlatt and Edna Foa. She will be recognized during the Awards Ceremony on Friday night, October 28, 2016 at the 50th Anniversary Convention of ABCT held at the Marriott Marquis in NYC. Congratulations Marsha!
Marsha Linehan Honored at Silver Hill Hospital GalaCongratulations 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.
Melanie Harned Honored at Annual DBT Conference
Congratulations to our Research Director Melanie Harned for receiving the Research Award from the International Society for the Improvement and Teaching of Dialectical Behavior Therapy (ISITDBT)! The award recognizes outstanding contributions to the field of Dialectical Behavior Therapy by way of research and treatment development. She is rewarded for her work in developing the DBT Prolonged Exposure protocol for individuals with PTSD. Congratulations Melanie!
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.