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Marsha M. Linehan, PhD, ABPP, is Professor of Psychology and of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and Director of the Behavioral Research and Therapy Clinics at the University of Washington. Her primary research interest is in the development and evaluation of evidence-based treatments for populations with high suicide risk and multiple, severe mental disorders. She founded a nonprofit organization, the Linehan Institute (and its subsidiary, Behavioral Tech LLC) to develop and implement effective means of disseminating evidence-based behavioral treatments. Her company Behavioral Tech Research, Inc., develops technology-based tools for providers and consumers of evidence-based psychological treatments. Dr. Linehan's contributions to suicide research and clinical psychology research have been recognized with numerous awards, including the Gold Medal Award for Life Achievement in the Application of Psychology from the American Psychological Foundation and the James McKeen Cattell Award from the Association for Psychological Science. In her honor, the American Association of Suicidology created the Marsha Linehan Award for Outstanding Research in the Treatment of Suicidal Behavior. She is a Zen master and teaches mindfulness and contemplative practices via workshops and retreats for health care providers.