Blair Kleiber, Ph.D.Assistant Director, DBT Center & Clinical Psychologist, DBT Center

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    Dr. Kleiber works with adolescents and adults in the DBT Center. She is also the Assistant Director of the DBT Center.

    About Dr. Kleiber

    Dr. Kleiber is a licensed psychologist at EBTCS in the DBT Center. She has advanced training and specialization in dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) with adolescents and adults and has considerable training and experience in the treatment of mood disorders, problems with emotion regulation, and substance use. She is also the Associate Director of the DBT Center at EBTCS and is board certified by the DBT-Linehan Board of Certification.

    Dr. Kleiber received her Bachelor’s of Science degree in psychology from the University of Washington. As an undergraduate, she served as a research assistant in Dr. Marsha Linehan’s research lab, observing and coding DBT skills groups, as well as examining and delivering one session interventions combining motivational interviewing (MI) and DBT skills for individuals with substance use difficulties.

    Following the completion of her undergraduate studies, Dr. Kleiber went on to complete her Ph.D. in clinical psychology at the University of Colorado at Boulder, where she worked with Sona Dimidjian, Ph.D., an expert in depression, behavioral activation (BA), and mindfulness. She completed her pre-doctoral psychology internship at the University of Washington School of Medicine. As part of her internship training, she was a member of the DBT treatment team at Harborview Medical Center under the direction of Kate Comtois, Ph.D.  Dr. Kleiber completed her postdoctoral fellowship at EBTCS, receiving further specialized training in DBT. After completing her fellowship, she continued on at EBTCS as a Clinical Psychologist.

    Dr. Kleiber has extensive training in evidenced-based treatments, including DBT, BA, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), Cognitive Processing Therapy(CPT) for PTSD, and MI.  She enjoys working with adolescents, adults, and families with a variety of presentations and difficulties, including self-harm and suicidal behaviors, emotion dysregulation, mood, anxiety, and substance use disorders, with a particular interest in treating disorders during pregnancy and the postpartum period.

    Dr. Kleiber is a member of the American Psychological Association (APA) and the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT).