Melanie Harned, PhD

I am a Psychologist and the Coordinator of the DBT Program at the VA Puget Sound Health Care System as well as an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and Adjunct Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Washington. I previously worked as the Research Director of Dr. Marsha Linehan’s Behavioral Research and Therapy Clinics at the University of Washington (2006-2018), Director of Research and Development for Behavioral Tech, LLC (2014-2017), and Director of Behavioral Tech Research, Inc. (2013-2016). My research focuses on the development and evaluation of the DBT Prolonged Exposure protocol for PTSD as well as methods of disseminating and implementing this and other evidence-based treatments into clinical practice. I regularly provide training and consultation nationally and internationally in DBT and DBT PE and have published numerous articles and book chapters on these treatments. I am a certified DBT therapist, a certified PE therapist and supervisor, am board certified in Behavioral and Cognitive therapy, and am licensed as a psychologist in the state of Washington.


Postdoctoral Fellow, Behavioral Research and Therapy Clinics, University of Washington, 2004-2006
Postdoctoral Fellow, McLean Hospital/Harvard Medical School and Two Brattle Center, 2003-2004
Predoctoral Intern, McLean Hospital/Harvard Medical School, 2002-2003
PhD, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2002
MA, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1999
BA, Wesleyan University, 1997

Recent Publications

A meta-analysis on the affect regulation function of real-time self-injurious thoughts and behaviours.
(2022 Jul)
Nat Hum Behav 6(7): 964-974
Kuehn KS, Dora J, Harned MS, Foster KT, Song F, Smith MR, King KM

The temporal relationships between therapist adherence and patient outcomes in dialectical behavior therapy.
(2022 Mar)
J Consult Clin Psychol 90(3): 272-281
Harned MS, Gallop RJ, Schmidt SC, Korslund KE

Provider perspectives on delivering dialectical behavior therapy via telehealth during COVID-19 in the Department of Veterans Affairs.
(2022 Aug)
Psychol Serv 19(3): 562-572
Landes SJ, Pitcock JA, Harned MS, Connolly SL, Meyers LL, Oliver CM

Does Adding the Dialectical Behavior Therapy Prolonged Exposure (DBT PE) Protocol for PTSD to DBT Improve Outcomes in Public Mental Health Settings? A Pilot Nonrandomized Effectiveness Trial With Benchmarking.
(2021 May)
Behav Ther 52(3): 639-655
Harned MS, Schmidt SC, Korslund KE, Gallop RJ

The Dialectical Behavior Therapy Adherence Coding Scale (DBT ACS): Psychometric properties.
(2021 Jun)
Psychol Assess 33(6): 552-561
Harned MS, Korslund KE, Schmidt SC, Gallop RJ

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