Behavioral Research & Therapy Clinics

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.

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.

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