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”!

Announcing the First Intensive Training in the DBT Prolonged Exposure Protocol

We are very excited to announce that we will be hold­ing the first ever inten­sive train­ing in the DBT Pro­longed Expo­sure pro­to­col on March 26–29, 2015 at the Uni­ver­sity of Wash­ing­ton in Seat­tle.  This 4-day work­shop is designed to pro­vide in-depth train­ing in how to inte­grate PTSD treat­ment into stan­dard DBT with high-risk and multi-problem clients.  This is also the first event in a new series of work­shops that will be offered
by the BRTC Exper­i­men­tal Train­ing group to
pro­vide smaller scale, advanced train­ings to DBT clinicians.

You can find detailed infor­ma­tion about the train­ing and sub­mit an appli­ca­tion at:
Space is lim­ited to 40 par­tic­i­pants, so be sure to apply early!

Anita Lungu Wins APA Dissertation Research 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.