Board of Directors

André Ivanoff, PhD — Chairman of the Board

André Ivanoff, Ph.D., is Professor at the Columbia University School of Social Work where she directs the Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) Training program and Laboratory. She is a faculty Affiliate of the University of Washington Department of Psychology, Co-Chair of the DBT Program Accreditation Committee and currently serves as President of Behavioral Tech, LLC. She is former Chair of the Columbia University Social & Behavioral Institutional Review Board. Her research includes the evaluation of DBT training in graduate students and professionals, the development of DBT skills-based suicide prevention for prisoners, the general application of DBT in adult and juvenile justice-involved populations, and suicide risk assessment among juvenile prisoners. She has authored over 60 publications on suicidal behaviors, DBT, and behavior change methods, and has worked with over two dozen correctional/forensic systems nationally and internationally on DBT implementation.

Alan Fruzzetti, PhD

Alan E. Fruzzetti, PhD, is the program director of the 3East Boys Intensive Program and the director of Family Services for 3East Continuum. He received his B.A. from Brown University and M.S. & Ph.D. from the University of Washington in Seattle. His research focuses on the interplay between severe psychopathology and interpersonal processes (including couple and family interactions and therapist-client interactions, and their interplay with emotion dysregulation) and the development and evaluation of effective individual and family treatments for these problems. Dr. Fruzzetti is Research Director and a Member of the Board of Directors of the National Education Alliance for Borderline Personality Disorder and member of the Board of Directors of the International Society for the Investigation and Teaching of DBT. He has authored nearly 100 research and clinical papers and book chapters, and two books, and is the co-creator of the NEA-BPD Family Connections program, for parents, partners, and other loved ones of people with BPD and related problems. In addition to maintaining an active clinical practice, Dr. Fruzzetti has created multiple DBT applications for individuals, couples, parents, and families and has provided extensive training in the United States, Europe, Australia and New Zealand in DBT.

Elizabeth Burns M.A. LPC

Elizabeth Burns M.A. LPC, is an advanced intensively trained Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) therapist and a member of the Board of Directors for the Linehan Institute. She has provided DBT therapy and skills training to individuals and families for over 22 years. Most recently, she has been invited by Marsha Linehan to serve as a Clinical Supervisor at Behavioral Research and Therapy Clinics University of Washington. She served as the Ethics Chair for the Licensed Professional Counselor Association of Georgia 2015-2016. In 2011, she collaborated with Peachtree Psychiatric Professionals where she developed Peachtree DBT, the state of Georgia’s largest DBT practice. At Peachtree DBT, she hired 5 clinicians and created 7 DBT classes. Upon completion of the initial development in 2012, she repositioned her DBT to focus on client care in her own practice, DBT South.

Advisory Committee

Kevin Briscoe

Richard B. Stuart