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André Ivanoff, PhD

New York, NY (United States)

André Ivanoff, PhD, is Associate Professor at the Columbia University School of Social Work in New York and Director of the Columbia University Dialectical Behavior Therapy Training Program and Lab. She is also President of the Board of Directors of the Linehan Institute. Currently, she serves as President of Behavioral Tech, LLC, the training company founded by Marsha Linehan.

She is the former Chair of the Columbia University Human Subjects Protection Board (IRB) (2000-2006) and served as Scholarly Affiliate, at the Washington State Juvenile Rehabilitation Administration (2006-2010). Her research interests are in the application of DBT to justice-involved populations. Dr. Ivanoff has authored over 60 publications on suicidal behaviors, Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and behavior change methods in correctional settings, and a book entitled Involuntary Clients in Social Work Practice. She presents nationally and internationally on suicidal behaviors, DBT in forensic settings and ethical research practices. She is a member of the DBT- Linehan Board Certification Board of Directors and Co-chair of the Program Certification committee. Dr. Ivanoff has worked with over two dozen correctional and forensic systems in the U.S., Canada, and Hong Kong on DBT implementation efforts. Currently she is working with Rikers Island Correctional Facility on their implementation of DBT into their Youthful Offenders programming.