Shari Manning, Ph.D. ::  Co-Founder, Chief Executive Officer

Dr. Manning is the Chief Executive Officer and one of the three founders of TIC. She is also the founder of the South Carolina Center for Dialectical Behavior Therapy (now the SC Center for DBT, LLC), a private practice that offers standard outpatient and intensive DBT treatment for adults and adolescents. She has supervised therapists at the Behavioral Research and Therapy Clinics at the University of Washington and the University of South Carolina as well as training and supervising therapists and programs at the SC Department of Mental Health and SC Department of Corrections. Dr. Manning consults extensively to state and private mental health programs, domestically and internationally, at all levels of client care, including forensic and criminal justice settings. Her research includes investigations of the efficacy of DBT with incarcerated women with borderline personality disorder (BPD) and with adult women with co-morbid BPD and eating disorders. Dr. Manning has written several published chapters and articles on DBT and its implementation.  Her book for family members, Loving Someone with Borderline Personality Disorder: How to Keep Out-of-Control Emotions from Destroying Your Relationship was published in 2011 by Guilford Press.

Dr. Manning has been leading DBT consultation teams since 1993 and has been a member of the consultation teams at Linehan’s Behavioral Research and Therapy Clinics.  She is currently working with consultation teams around the world to strengthen their team process. 

Dr. Manning is a Certified DBT Clinician by the DBT-Linehan Board of Certification (November 2015).