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Janice Kuo, PhD

(United States)

Janice Kuo, Ph.D., received her doctorate in clinical psychology at the University of Washington in 2007 under the direct mentorship of Dr. Marsha Linehan. She completed her predoctoral clinical internship at the VA Palo Alto Health Care System and a postdoctoral fellowship at Stanford University and the National Center for PTSD. In 2010, Dr. Kuo joined the clinical psychology faculty at Ryerson University where she is currently an Associate Professor and the director of the Borderline Personality Disorder & Emotion Processing Lab (BEPLab). As well, she is one of the founding partners of Evidence-Based Therapy, Training, and Testing (EBT3), a private practice clinic that provides evidence-based treatments, including comprehensive DBT. Dr. Kuo is one of the Trainer and Consultants with Behavioral Tech, LLC, and is among the first cohort of individuals that became board certified DBT clinicians by the Linehan Board of Certification.

Dr. Kuo runs an active research program investigating the efficacy of DBT, as well as basic emotion processes in BPD using multi-method experimental designs. As director of the BEPLab and a partner at EBT3, she regularly supervises graduate students and other mental health professionals in the research and delivery of DBT. She has given several national and international workshops and trainings in DBT since 2004. Dr. Kuo’s research has been funded by the National Institutes of Health and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research.