Dr. Linehan is a professor at the University of Washington and Director of Behavioral Research & Therapy Clinics. She is an internationally renowned authority on borderline personality disorder and one of the leading experts in the areas of treating severely disordered and multi-diagnostic populations.
She also developed Dialectical Behavior Therapy for treating a population previously thought to be untreatable; borderline personality disorder.
DBT has been proven effective for treating people who have abrupt changes in emotions, eating disorders, impulsivity, self-destructive tendencies, and suicidal behaviors.
DBT was celebrated by TIME in the book 100 New Scientific Discoveries. In 2016, the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies honored Dr. Linehan with a Career/Lifetime Achievement award.