the non-profit organization that developed the DBT certification process approved by the treatment developer herself, Dr. Marsha Linehan.
The Behavioral Research and Therapy Clinics (BRTC) is a clinical research center focusing primarily on the development and evaluation of psychotherapies for individuals with severe and chronic personality disorders. The research, which has been funded by the National Institute of Health, the Borderline Personality Disorder Research Foundation, the Bennett Family Foundation and others, focuses on the understanding, assessment, and treatment of suicidal behaviors, drug addiction and of Borderline Personality Disorder. The primary treatment under development at the BRTC is termed Dialectical Behavior Therapy, which is a cognitive behavioral treatment developed by Dr. Marsha M. Linehan. The BRTC is a free-standing unit at the University of Washington whose funding-to-date has been through research grants and consulting income generated by research staff.
The Linehan Institute is committed to advancing behavioral technologies and making compassionate and effective treatments available to all persons with complex and severe mental disorders.
Behavioral Tech, LLC, founded by Dr. Marsha Linehan, trains mental health care providers and treatment teams who work with complex and severely disordered populations to use compassionate, scientifically valid treatments and to implement and evaluate these treatments in their practice setting. Behavioral Tech develops and applies the most effective and efficient methods of training and provides a range of opportunities to learn and implement state-of-the-art treatments to a competent level.
Winner of three Gold Brandon Hall Awards for excellence in e-Learning, Behavioral Tech Research is committed to the dissemination of scientifically validated behavioral therapies and evidence-based practices.
The mission of the National Education Alliance for Borderline Personality Disorder is to raise public awareness, provide education, promote research on borderline personality disorder, and enhance the quality of life of those affected by this serious mental illness.