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Psychology Lecture Series

Treating Severe Mental Disorders

Wed. April 27, 2016      7:30 p.m.

Kane Hall 130, UW Campus

This lecture is sold out. Please check in with UWAA staff at the venue beginning 45 minutes prior to the event. As a courtesy, there will be a waitlist, and unclaimed seats will be released on a first-come, first-serve basis at exactly 7:15 p.m.

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) integrates behavioral science with Zen mindfulness for effective results. Learn how DBT treatment and research is helping reduce the risk of suicide—and other ways research is paving the way for innovative treatments of complex mental disorders.

This evening is part of the Connecting the Dots Between Research and the Community series, where a UW Psychology professor partners with a visiting colleague to tell the story of how their research is addressing some of society’s biggest challenges.

Speaker: Marsha M. Linehan, Ph.D., ABPP
Lecture: Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT): Where We Were, Where We Are and Where Are We Going
Description: DBT is a trans-diagnostic modular behavioral intervention that integrates principles of behavioral science with those of Zen mindfulness practice to provide a synthesis of change and acceptance. Learn how this behavioral intervention is one of the few treatments that has been replicated as effective for reducing risk of suicide and what to expect from the future of DBT.

About Marsha M. Linehan

Speaker: Martin Bohus, M.D.
Lecture: Mechanisms-Based Psychotherapy: on the Interaction of Psychobiology and Treatment Development
Description: Given that DBT has good empirical evidence, there is still a need for improvement of Borderline Personality Disorder treatment. Dr. Bohus will give an overview of interactive research strategies using experimental neuropsychology to tailor new mechanisms-based treatment components.

About Martin Bohus

This free, public series is made possible by a generous bequest from Professor Allen L. Edwards.