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Sara Schmidt, PhD

Seattle, WA (United States)

Sara Schmidt, PhD is a Research Scientist at the Uni­ver­sity of Wash­ing­ton, where she collaborates with Dr. Melanie Harned at the Behav­ioral Research and Ther­apy Clinics on NIMH-funded research measuring implementation and effectiveness of the DBT Prolonged Exposure (DBT PE) protocol in the Philadelphia Community Behavioral Health managed care system. She is also the Assistant Director of the BRTC’s Treatment Development Clinic, and provides supervision and consultation in both DBT and DBT PE. Concurrently, Dr. Schmidt is a Research Scientist at Behavioral Tech, LLC, where she assists in developing training content, methods, and customized implementation plans.


Dr. Schmidt earned her BA in Psychology from Wesleyan University, and her MA and PhD in Clinical-Community Psychology from the University of South Carolina. She com­pleted her pre-doctoral internship at Westchester Jewish Community Services in Hartsdale, NY. Dr. Schmidt has experience providing DBT in a variety of settings, including community mental health, private practice, and residential facilitates, and works with both adults and adolescents.  She is a Certified DBT Clinician by the DBT-Linehan Board of Certification, and is licensed as a psychologist in the state of Washington.