Anoka, MN (United States)
Dr. Witterholt has worked for the Minnesota Department of Human Services since 1994. For over six years, she directed a DBT inpatient unit at the Anoka Metro Regional Treatment Center. Subsequently, she turned her attention to the development of the community’s capacity to effectively treat individuals with Borderline Personality Disorder and related conditions.
Since 2006, she has been working with treatment developer, Marsha Linehan, PhD; to implement DBT certification of clinicians and programs based on the evidenced-based fidelity standards of the model. Currently, she is on the Board of Directors of the DBT-Linehan Board of Certification.
Having consulted extensively in Minnesota and throughout the United States, she is actively involved in developing access to, teaching and implementation of DBT and other evidenced-based practices in the public mental health sector. In recognition of her work, she has been named a Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association.