Office of Research

Center for Behavioral Technologies (formerly Behavioral Research and Therapy Clinics, BRTC)


The Center for Behavioral Technologies develops and evaluates new treatments for difficult-to-treat individuals with severe and complex disorders of pervasive emotion dysregulation. The BRTC is particularly committed to developing effective treatments for those patients excluded from behavioral and medication clinical treatment trials due to high risk for suicide, the complexity of multiple co-occurring disorders and/or history of failure in previous clinical interventions.
The BRTC provides training at all levels to support both new and senior scientists to conduct research aimed at developing and evaluating treatments for these difficult-to-treat individuals. The BRTC is committed to working with undergraduate students to develop research interests and knowledge about working with difficult-to-treat patients, graduate students and post-doctoral fellows to develop the clinical and research skills necessary for this work, and senior scientists to provide support and encouragement in continuing to work with very difficult and high risk populations.

Core Services Offered

Graduate clinical scientist program. Undergraduate training in clinical research. Professional Training in the treatment of high risk individuals with multiple and complex mental disorders.

Funding Information:

National Institute of Mental Health 2008-2013.
National Institute of Mental Health 2009-2011.
National Institute of Mental Health 2009-2012.
The Bennett Family Foundation 2010-2011.
Marie Institute 2007-2012.

Reporting Structure:

Sheri Mizumori, Chair, Department of Psychology

Related UW Entities:

College of Arts & Sciences, Department of Psychology,
School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science

Center Details

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Director: Linehan, Marsha
Location: 3935 University Way NE
Year Started: 1993
Administrators / Program Managers: Korslund, Kathryn (Associate Director)
Truong, Thao (Program Coordinator)
Administering College/School: College of Arts & Sciences 
P.I. Home Department: Department of Psychology 
Faculty Involvement: 3