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Alan Fruzzetti, PhD

(United States)

Alan E. Fruzzetti, PhD is Director of the Boys Residential DBT Program and Director of Training in Family Services for 3East programs at McLean Hospital. He received his BA from Brown University and MS & PhD from the University of Washington in Seattle, where he worked under Dr. Linehan’s direct clinical supervision. Alan has adapted and implemented Dialectical Behavior Therapy for multiple underserved populations and developed many successful DBT programs for people with BPD, other problems with emotion regulation, and programs for couples, parents, and families. His research focuses on the connections between severe psychopathology and interpersonal/family processes, and their interplay with emotion dysregulation. Dr. Fruzzetti is on the Board of Directors of the National Education Alliance for Borderline Personality Disorder, the International Society for DBT, and the Linehan Institute. He has authored more than 100 research and clinical papers and book chapters, and has lectured and trained professionals and the public in more than twenty countries in BPD, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, and/or in family interventions. Alan 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. He has received many honors for research and for community service, and is married with four children.