August 19, 2016

About the Founder

DSCN0560Kathryn Patrick received her master’s degree in social work from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2007, and has been licensed as a clinical social worker (LCSW) since 2010. She began practicing in community mental health and addictions services for a rural community in Oregon, where she had her first opportunity to practice DBT as she worked with a colleague to implement a DBT-informed program for teens suffering from severe emotional dysregulation. From there she joined the Portland DBT Institute (PDBTI) where she worked as a DBT clinician primarily on the Teen/Family Teen, supervised many clinicians at various stages of learning and practicing DBT, served as the Clinical Operations Manager, and was a member of the PDBTI Training and Consultation team. During that time Kathryn also received clinical supervision (including review of her session tapes) from DBT expert, Linda Dimeff, PhD (Dialectical Behavior Therapy in Clinical Practice, 2007). In 2015 Kathryn moved with her family to Denver, CO, where she founded BTC and continues to provide DBT clinical services to teens and adults in private practice. Areas of clinical interest include suicide and self-harm behaviors, substance abuse, relational trauma, shame and self-loathing.

In addition to her clinical practice, Kathryn is very active in the areas of teaching, training, and developing effective therapists. Kathryn has lead multiple workshops on the implementation of DBT for various populations and in numerous settings, and has consulted for DBT programs throughout the state of Oregon and Washington. She currently serves as a clinical supervisor at the Behavioral Research and Therapy Clinics at the University of Washington, where she supervises the clinical work of doctoral students who are studying under Marsha Linehan, PhD (creator and developer of DBT, Cognitive-Behavioral Treatment of Borderline Personality Disorder, 1993) via online live communication technology. Kathryn also works as assistant instructor with Kelly Koerner, PhD (Doing DBT, 2012) in the PracticeGround Learning Community, which provides online continuing education and clinical training to therapists in a variety of treatment modalities as part of the Evidence-Based Practice Institute. For more information about PracticeGround or the Evidence-Based Practice Institute, click here.

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