UW Research

Behavioral Research & Therapy Clinics At the Center for Behavioral Technology



The Center for Behavioral Technologies develops and evaluates new treatments for difficult-to-treat individuals with severe and complex disorders of pervasive emotion and behavioral dysregulation. Its research and services unit, the Behavioral Research & Therapy Clinics (BRTC), is particularly committed to developing effective treatments for patients at high risk for suicide with complex, 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; treatment development and outcomes research; and dissemination and implementation research.

Funding Information

National Institute of Mental Health, 2011-2016
Marie Institute, 2007-2016
American Foundation for Suicide Foundation, 2015-17

Reporting Structure

Cheryl Kaiser, Chair, Department of Psychology

Related UW Entities

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