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November 11, 2020

DBT Featured in Article on Mental Health Treatment in Israel

Struggles with mental illness amid the aliyah dream Mental illness intervened and turned their dream into a nightmare. These are their stories of trial and tragedy and their dealings with the Israeli healthcare system. Read more »

May 28, 2020

A DBT Client Shares 10 Lessons From the Memoir of Marsha Linehan

‘When I was in dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) for a year, we regularly watched Marsha Linehan — its creator — in her “Crisis to Survival” skills videos and the opinion of her was mixed. She was at times a polarizing figure. Perhaps this was an antipodean bias against her (perceived) grating Tulsan accent, or over-the-top […] Read more »

January 7, 2020

Psychology Today Shares Excerpts from Dr. Linehan’s Memoir, “Building a Life Worth Living”

Psychology Today shares excerpts from Dr. Linehan’s memoir, “Building a Life Worth Living” in a new article, “Walking A Tightrope:  A descent into despair led to the birth of dialectical behavior therapy.” Read more »

Now Available! Marsha Linehan’s Memoir, “Building a Life Worth Living”

We are thrilled to announce the release of Marsha Linehan’s fabulous memoir, “Building a Life Worth Living”, which offers a deeply personal look at her life, the development of Dialectical Behavior Therapy, and her vow to help individuals “build lives worth living.” “My life is something of a mystery because, to this day, I have […] Read more »

November 19, 2019

Lady Gaga Speaks to Oprah About Trauma, Self-Harm, and Fighting the Stigma of Mental Illness

Lady Gaga speaks to Oprah Winfrey about her struggle to overcome trauma, stop self-harming, and why her fight against the stigma of mental illness is personal. She also opens up about her experience with dialectical behavior therapy and suggests the DBT Skill she finds most useful in times of emotional distress. Read more »

November 12, 2019

Getting a Handle on Self-Harm

Cutting and other forms of self-injury are on the rise among adolescents. Researchers are beginning to understand the phenomenon, and how to treat it. Read more »

October 25, 2019

A Beginner’s Guide to Dialectical Behavioral Therapy and How It Works

Allure magazine offers its readers “A Beginner’s Guide to Dialectical Behavioral Therapy and How It Works” in their Let’s Talk Therapy series. Read more »

August 22, 2019

Ursula Whiteside Speaks on Suicide Prevention at 2019 APA Convention

Dr. Ursula Whiteside spoke at the 2019 APA Convention where she was one of six main stage presenters on the topic of suicide. August 9, 2019 | Chicago, IL Read more »

July 31, 2019

Marsha Linehan and Ursula Whiteside included in Washington Post Article

Marsha Linehan and Ursula Whiteside included in Washington Post Article, “Once they hid their stories. But now, survivors of suicide are ‘coming out’ to combat a national crisis.”     Read more »

July 30, 2019

Marsha Linehan Featured in New “Q&A with Marsha” Series

Marsha Linehan sits down with Ursula Whiteside and answers questions about her soon to be released memoir, “Building a Life Worth Living”, why she developed DBT, and what makes her happy (including her dog, Toby Baby Boy). Marsha’s personal and touching responses will resonate with many of us – colleagues, friends, and clients alike, whose […] Read more »

July 19, 2019

Ursula Whiteside Speaks to Bill Radke on KUOW’s The Record

Note: To listen to the segment with Dr. Ursula Whiteside, please scroll down to “Now Matters Now” once you have opened the link. Read more »

July 16, 2019

First Review of Marsha Linehan’s Memoir Released by Publishers Weekly

The first review of Marsha Linehan’s memoir, Building a Life Worth Living, has been released by Publishers Weekly. Read more »

June 5, 2019

Lectures Honor the Legacy and Impact of Dr. Marsha Linehan’s Pioneering Research

After more than four decades of pioneering research and developing dialectical behavior therapy, Dr. Marsha Linehan retired in Spring of 2019. In honor of this occasion, the UW Department of Psychology hosted two lectures featuring the journey and development of DBT, and the legacy of Dr. Linehan and her unparalleled impact within the global community […] Read more »

May 27, 2019

Marsha Linehan’s Memoir to be Released in Early 2020

Available now for pre-order via Amazon » Building a Life Worth Living: A Memoir    Marsha Linehan tells the story of her journey from suicidal teenager to world-renowned developer of the life-saving behavioral therapy DBT, using her own struggle to develop life skills for others. Growing up in the early 1960s, Marsha Linehan was a […] Read more »

April 26, 2019

Reach Out: Ways to Help a Loved One at Risk of Suicide

NPR speaks to Dr. Ursula Whiteside in new article – “Reach Out: Ways To Help A Loved One At Risk Of Suicide.” Read more »

February 13, 2019

Dr. John Gunderson, 76, Dies; Defined Borderline Personality Disorder

The BRTC mourns the passing of Dr. John Gunderson, a towering figure in BPD research and clinical care. Read more »

January 22, 2019

Can Suicide be Prevented? DBT Featured in Wall Street Journal

WSJ subscribes can read the article by visiting the WSJ website (here). Elizabeth Bernstein‘s full article can also be found at the Flourish Foundry website (here). Read more »

November 20, 2018

The Best Way to Save People from Suicide

Huffington Post article features former BRTC member Ursula Whiteside and takes an in-depth and personal look at suicide prevention and treatment, the pioneering research of Dr. Marsha Linehan, and the influence of Jerome Motto’s early research on suicide prevention. This is the first article in a two-part series. Read more »

October 12, 2018

What People with Borderline Need You to Know

A new series in Allure magazine examines the stigma towards mental illness. Read more »

September 15, 2018

How DBT is Helping Chinese Elders ‘Walk the Middle Path’ to Better Mental Health

The Pulse podcast visits a senior center in Flushing, Queens, where Chinese elders are learning DBT skills to improve mental health. Read more »

May 31, 2018

Longevity Magazine Looks at DBT as an Approach to Mental Health

Path to Mental Health: The Various Available Approaches Read more »

May 8, 2018

New Article in ADDitude Magazine Looks at DBT as a Non-Medical Treatment for ADHD

DBT: The Emotional Control Therapy You Need Now Dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT) may help prevent intense emotions from throwing you off course. Learn why it’s becoming the next big treatment strategy for ADHD here. Read more »

May 1, 2018

Psychology Today Series Features DBT Skills for Every Day Living

Cecilia Dintino’s recent article for the Psychology Today series, Midlife Matters, looks at ways to apply DBT Skills to every day living. She has eight skills she’ll be exploring in the coming weeks and begins with Observe, and Participate. Read more »

November 15, 2017

DBT Client’s Story Featured in Current Issue of UW Medicine Magazine

DBT Saves Lives When a woman was offered a lifeline, entry into a DBT research study at Harborview Medical Center, she took it, and learned skills that would build lasting change in her life. Read her personal story in the fall issue of UW Medicine Magazine. Read Full Article » In Her Own Words Watch […] Read more »

May 24, 2017

Student Research Presented at 2017 UW Undergraduate Research Symposium

Six of our outstanding undergraduates had the opportunity to present their research at the 2017 Undergraduate Research Symposium. Congratulations to Jiwomn Jung, Esther Park, Chao Qin, Shiyu Tang, Cho Cory, and Xiao Wang! Read more »

January 24, 2017

Marsha Linehan speaks with ABC Radio Melbourne about Radical Acceptance

Marsha Linehan speaks with ABC Radio Melbourne about radical acceptance. Listen to the interview on SoundCloud. Marsha will in Melbourne, Australia, March 29 – 31. For more information, please see our Upcoming Events. Read more »

January 20, 2017

Marsha Linehan speaks with NPR’s Bill Radke on The Record

The Record: Thursday, Jan 19, Full Show (Dr. Linehan’s segment begins at 41:18) Podcast Summary: When Barack Obama began his presidency, Democrats complained that Republicans weren’t giving him a chance. Now another new president is being inaugurated and Seattle’s new Democratic Congresswoman is skipping it. She’ll tell you why. Another way to oppose a presidency […] Read more »

December 2, 2016

Marsha Linehan wins Grawemeyer Award for Psychology

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — A University of Washington psychology professor who developed a therapy to treat chronically suicidal patients and extended its power to help people with borderline personality and other disorders has won the 2017 University of Louisville Grawemeyer Award for Psychology. Marsha Linehan, director of UW’s Behavioral Research and Therapy Clinics, Center for Behavioral […] Read more »

June 22, 2016

New Article on Linehan Suicide Safety Net in Journal of Clinical Psychology

The present study examined the usability and effectiveness of the Linehan Suicide Safety Net (LSSN), a web-based, multimedia tool designed to support clinicians working with individuals who are suicidal. The core feature of LSSN is the Linehan Risk Assessment and Management Protocol (LRAMP), an empirically derived protocol that provides a structured checklist for assessing, managing, and documenting suicide risk. Read more »

June 17, 2016

Marsha Linehan to Receive Lifetime Achievement Award from ABCT

Congratulations to Marsha Linehan for receiving the Career/Lifetime Achievement Award from the Association for Behavioral & Cognitive Therapies (ABCT). This is the highest award given by ABCT and honors those who have made significant contributions over a number of years to cognitive and/or behavior therapy. She will be recognized during the Awards Ceremony on Friday night, October […] Read more »