Adam Carmel, PhD

Adam Carmel, PhD is a Clinical Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Washington, where he leads the Harborview DBT program at Harborview Medical Center.  Dr. Carmel is the co-author of two books on DBT-Accepting the Challenges of Employment and Self-Sufficiency (DBT-ACES), DBT-ACES: Skills Training Manual (2021) and DBT-ACES: A Clinician’s Guide (2021), written with Drs. Kate Comtois and Marsha Linehan.

Dr. Carmel completed a predoctoral internship at Duke University and a NIMH-funded T-32 postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Washington. He was previously the Director of a DBT outpatient clinic and partial hospitalization program at the Massachusetts Mental Health Center, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. In 2016 he received the Faculty Award for Excellence in Teaching and Mentorship from the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Department of Psychiatry. Dr. Carmel previously served as a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Washington, where he taught DBT in the Behavioral Research and Therapy Clinics under the direction of Dr. Marsha Linehan.


Duke University Medical Center - Predoctoral Internship 2011-2012
University of Washington, Harborview Medical Center - T32 Postdoctoral Fellow 2012-2014
Harvard Medical School, Instructor of Psychiatry, Massachusetts Mental Health Center DBT Program Director 2014-2017

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Training Programs

Adult Track Coordinator, UW Psychology Internship Program

Recent Publications

Comorbid early psychosis and borderline personality disorder: Conceptualizing clinical overlap, etiology, and treatment.
(2021 Aug)
Personal Ment Health 15(3): 208-222
West ML, Guest RM, Carmel A

Evaluation of a Dialectical Behavior Therapy Psychiatry Residency Training Program.
(2019 Feb)
Acad Psychiatry 43(1): 37-40
Carmel A, Logvinenko E, Valenti ES

Interpersonal barriers to recovery from borderline personality disorder: A qualitative analysis of patient perspectives.
(2018 Feb)
Personal Ment Health 12(1): 38-48
Carmel A, Torres NI, Chalker S, Comtois KA

Integrating Suicide Risk Assessment and Management Tools into Medical Student Education: A Novel Clerkship in Dialectical Behavior Therapy.
(2016 Oct)
Acad Psychiatry 40(5): 855-6
Carmel A, Arevalo JB

Suicide risk and associated demographic and clinical correlates among primary care patients with recent drug use.
(2016 May)
Am J Drug Alcohol Abuse 42(3): 351-7
Carmel A, Ries R, West II, Bumgardner K, Roy-Byrne P

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