Staff PsychologistDBT Center
Previously a classical pianist, Binh-an Nguyen, PsyD, now works with teens and their families as well as adults in the DBT Center at EBTCS as a licensed psychologist. Dr. Nguyen received her B.A. in Piano Performance from the University of California, San Diego. She then changed careers and earned her PsyD in Clinical Psychology from Rutgers University. She obtained in-depth graduate training in DBT under the mentorship of Dr. Shireen Rizvi. She has extensive experience working not only with teen and adult DBT clients, but also their family members and loved ones.
Throughout her graduate studies, Dr. Nguyen has conducted clinical work in a variety of settings, including the: Rutgers DBT Clinic, Metropolitan Correctional Center—New York, Behavioral Neurology Program at Robert Wood Johnson Hospital, and Rutgers College Counseling Center. She also has engaged in non-clinical work at the United Nations. Dr. Nguyen completed her pre-doctoral clinical internship at the Manhattan Psychiatric Center—a New York State inpatient psychiatric hospital where she worked with adults presenting with varying levels of psychosis, serious mental illness, trauma, complex legal issues, and cognitive functioning. There, she also led modified DBT skills training groups tailored for such individuals. Her clinical interests include emotion dysregulation, suicidality/self-harm, and borderline personality disorder, as well as inmate populations, psychosis, and the intersection between psychology and neurology.
Dr. Nguyen additionally established the Family Connections Program at DBT-RU in 2016. Family Connections is a program developed by Drs. Perry Hoffman and Alan Fruzzetti as an initiative of the National Education Alliance for Borderline Personality Disorder for individuals with family members who are struggling with emotion dysregulation, offering skills, psychoeducation, and support for those loved ones. Family Connections was also the focus of Dr. Nguyen’s doctoral dissertation, which looked at improvements in depression, burden, grief, and dyadic functioning as a result of attending this program.
Dr. Nguyen is a member of the American Psychological Association (APA) and Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT).