Services Offered at the Behavioral Research & Therapy Clinics (BRTC)
The BRTC is primarily a research clinic, offering treatment to members of the community as part of our clinical trials. Click here for information on our current clinical trials. We also provide a range of clinical services as part of our Treatment Development Clinic (TDC). Through TDC, clients receive Dialectical Behavior Therapy and other evidence-based treatments from psychologists, postdoctoral fellows, and/or doctoral students under the supervision of licensed psychologists.
Dialectical Behavior Therapy for Adolescents
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is an evidence-based, cognitive-behavioral treatment used to treat individuals who experience severe and pervasive problems with emotion regulation resulting in significantly problematic behaviors. Behaviors may include multiple suicide attempts, non-suicidal self-injurious behavior (e.g., cutting, burning), substance abuse, severe eating disorders, or a combination of some or all of these behaviors. DBT for adolescents includes both weekly individual therapy and weekly group skills training classes geared specifically for teenagers. Skills training includes:
- developing more effective social interactions (Interpersonal Effective Skills)
- increasing tolerance of distressing situations (Distress Tolerance Skills)
- better understanding and managing emotions (Emotion Regulation Skills)
- improving one’s own mindfulness (Mindfulness Skills)
Friends and Family DBT Skills Group
This group is designed for family members, friends, and caregivers of people with chronic mental and physical health problems like borderline personality disorder, bipolar disorder, and Alzheimer’s disease. For more information on this group, please call 206–543-3765.
Dialectical Behavior Therapy Program
- Individual DBT therapy
- Weekly DBT group skills training
Individual therapy and group skills training are offered on a sliding fee scale. If you are interested in being screened for the DBT program, please contact our Participant Coordinator at 206–543-9270.