About the Author
Beth S. Brodsky, Ph.D. is Associate Clinical Professor of Medical Psychology in Psychiatry at Columbia University, and a research scientist at the New York State Psychiatric Institute. Her areas of expertise include and psychotherapeutic treatment of self-destructive behavior in borderline disorder (BPD). She is the Principal Investigator (along with Barbara Stanley)of a NIMH Excellence in Education to develop and implement a clinical/research curriculum teaching Dialectical Therapy (DBT) in a medical setting. She is the author of many articles and chapters on BPD, DBT, suicide and self-injury and is a frequently invited speaker on BPD, suicidal behavior and DBT. She is a member of the Virginia Apgar Academy of Medical Educators at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons.
Barbara Stanley, Ph.D. is Professor of Clinical Psychology in the Department of Psychiatry at Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons and Research Scientist at New York State Psychiatric Institute. She is a trainer in Dialectical Behavior Therapy for Behavioral Tech, LLC. She has been the principal investigator on NIH-funded grants investigating suicidal behavior, self injury, aggression and borderline personality disorder. She is currently conducting a treatment trial investigating the mechanisms of action of DBT and antidepressants. Along with Dr. Beth Brodsky, she is a principal investigator on an NIMH-funded grant to develop a DBT training curriculum for psychiatrists-in-training. She has won numerous awards including the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention Research Award and the Suicide Prevention Center of New York Research Award.