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 Linehan 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.

Two New DBT studies

A new pilot study incorporated DBT with cultural, traditional and spiritual practices for American Indian/Alaska Native adolescents, showing significant improvements on outcomes. It is the first investigation using DBT with this population. The article can be found here. 

A case study of a patient with persistent dissociation, self injury, and suicidality treated using the new prolonged exposure treatment combined with DBT has been published by graduate student, Hollie Granato, with the help of other graduate students and BRTC staff members. The article can be found here.

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”!