Adam Carmel, PhD

Adam Carmel, PhD is Clinical Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Washington.  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 previously served on the faculty of Harvard Medical School at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. In his role as Director of a DBT outpatient clinic and partial hospitalization program at the Massachusetts Mental Health Center, he developed a psychotherapy seminar for psychiatry residents, psychology interns, and social work trainees.

In 2016 Dr. Carmel received the Faculty Award for Excellence in Teaching and Mentorship from the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Department of Psychiatry. In 2023 he received the Outstanding Mentoring and Teaching Faculty Award from the University of Washington’s Psychology Internship Program.


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

Department Affiliations

Training Programs

Adult Track Coordinator, UW Psychology Internship Program

Recent Publications

Dialectical Behavioral Therapy on an Inpatient Psychiatry Consult Service.
(2024 Feb)
Acad Psychiatry 48(1): 108-109
Carmel A, Robins CJ

Borderline personality features among individuals at clinical high risk for psychosis (CHR-P): A brief report.
(2023 Feb)
Early Interv Psychiatry 17(2): 223-228
West ML, Guest RM, Carmel A, Madigan R, Yen S

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

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