The Portland DBT Institute strongly believes in the scientist/practitioner model, and is committed to adding to the research base on Dialectical Behavior Therapy, treatment of borderline personality disorder, and general implementation of evidence-based practice. We are published and have presented nationally on these topics, and are proud to partner with local and national institutions to advance the efficacious treatment of mental disorders.

In addition to our formal research activities, we conduct extensive program evaluation on our own services in order to ensure fidelity to the treatment model (see PsychSurveys), examine patterns in service utilization, seek out solutions to barriers to access to services, and expand service options to meet treatment needs.

For information about research activities at Portland DBT Institute, please contact the research program manager, Andrew White, PhD at or by phone at (503) 290-3281.