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.
Congratulations to Dr. Erin Ward-Ciesielski, whose dissertation protocol was published in BMC Psychology this week. It details the protocol for an intervention that gives non-treatment-engaged suicidal adults one session of DBT skills training. Dr. Ward-Ciesielski is currently at Hofstra University as an Assistant Professor. You can find the article here.
As part of the celebration of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapy (ABCT)’s 50th anniversary, Dr. Linehan shares her thoughts on the procession of behavioral therapy and what researchers need to pursue next. Click here to read the article in the journal Cognitive and Behavioral Practice.
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!