Winnipeg, Manitoba (Canada)
Laurence Y. Katz, MD, FRCPC, is currently Associate Professor of Psychiatry and a member of the Swampy Creek Suicide Prevention Team at the University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. He is a psychiatrist on the Intensive Child and Adolescent Treatment Service where he is the team leader of the adolescent DBT service, and also participates in the DBT service offered within the STAT program at the Health Sciences Centre. He is also a senior DBT Trainer with Behavioral Tech, LLC in Seattle, Washington.
He took his medical training at the University of Manitoba and earned his MD in 1993. He took his adult psychiatry training at the University of Manitoba and then went to the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY, to complete his training in Child and Adolescent psychiatry. He earned his board certification in 1998. While at Einstein, he spent 2 years training in DBT for suicidal adolescents with Dr. Alec Miller.
His main areas of research interest are in suicide and the treatment of suicidal behavior. He holds or is a co-investigator on numerous grants in these areas of interest. He has been invited to speak on these topics at international conferences and has published extensively in the area.