Dorian Hunter, Ph.D. ::  Consultant & Trainer

Dorian Hunter, Ph.D. is a DBT-Linehan Board of Certification Certified Clinician and licensed clinical psychologist in Washington State.  She provides APA-approved continuing education trainings and workshops on Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), mindfulness and mindfulness-based interventions, alcohol and other substance use disorders, and cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT).  She currently trains and provides consultation to DBT teams with Treatment Implementation Collaborative, teaching individual DBT clinicians and DBT teams hoping to implement DBT, increase their treatment fidelity, and improve clinical skills. She also practices clinically and trains students and fellows within a collective called The Seattle Clinic (TSC).  Dr. Hunter co-facilitates with her DBT team graduate student practicum and post-doctoral training programs, in which she provides didactics and supervises trainees in all modes of DBT.  

Dr. Hunter completed her undergraduate, post-baccalaureate, and post-doctoral training at the University of Washington Behavioral Research and Therapy Clinics (BRTC), under the direction of the DBT treatment developer, Dr. Marsha Linehan. At the BRTC she worked as a research assistant, treatment coordinator, research fellow, and study therapist on multiple studies of DBT, including pilot studies and clinical trials focused on development and evaluation of DBT for clients with suicidal behaviors, alcohol and other substance use disorders, and multi-family DBT for adolescents and their parents.  Dr. Hunter completed her Masters’ and Doctorate degrees at Rutgers University, where she was a National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) fellow throughout her training. Her graduate work focused primarily on learning and evaluating cognitive behavioral interventions for alcohol and other substance use disorders, particularly through the lens of interpersonal functioning.  She additionally completed a clinical post-doctoral fellowship at the Evidence Based Treatment Centers of Seattle, with specialized training in DBT and interventions for anxiety disorders.  Dr. Hunter has published book chapters and articles on DBT and other evidence-based interventions and underlying psychological processes related to behavior change.