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: http://depts.washington.edu/brtcdbt/
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.

DBT Launches in Ireland

Dialec­ti­cal Behav­ior Ther­apy has had a pro­found impact on pop­u­la­tions in the Cork region of Ire­land since its imple­men­ta­tion there in 2010, and the ther­apy is now spread­ing across the coun­try as a suc­cess­ful treat­ment for sui­ci­dal and self-harming behav­iors. Read more

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 Chai, wins award and scholarship

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 also was awarded the Mary Gates Research Schol­ar­ship for her work in DBT and Mind­ful­ness Skills. This pres­ti­gious and com­pet­i­tive schol­ar­ship pro­vides fund­ing for two quar­ters of under­grad­u­ate research to UW stu­dents who are con­duct­ing inno­v­a­tive research in their field.

Kay’s men­tors are 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.