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!
Congratulations to Marsha for being given the President’s Award at Silver Hill Hospital’s annual 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.
Ahead of being honored with their Scientific Research Award, the National Alliance on Mental Illness interviewed Marsha about her entry into research and the development of DBT. You can read the interview here.
Marsha Linehan was interviewed by The Daily, the University of Washington’s campus newspaper, about receiving NAMI’s 2015 Scientific Research Award. The article also discusses the BRTC’s focus on suicide research. You can read the article here.
Congratulations to Erin Ward-Ciesielski, Ph.D.for her recent appointment as Assistant Professor at Hofstra University! As a graduate student under Dr. Linehan, Erin completed her clinical training at the University of Washington from 2007–2014. You can see the announcement and learn more about the program here.
We are excited to announce that Alexander Chapman, Ph.D., postdoctoral fellow at the BRTC from 2003–2005, has been promoted to full Professor at Simon Fraser University. He is the director of the Personality and Emotion Research Lab (PERL) at Simon Fraser University, and also the director of the DBT Center of Vancouver. Congratulations Alex!
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!
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.
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.
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”!