Molly Adrian, Ph.D.

Molly Adrian, Ph.D.

Molly Adrian, Ph.D., University of Washington

Young Investigator Grant (2013): $85,000

Mentor: Marsha Linehan, Ph.D., University of Washington

Parental Validation and Aversive Self-Awareness as the Mechanisms of Change for Suicidal Adolescents


Dialectical Behavior Therapy, (DBT) is a complex treatment helpful to adolescents with suicidal ideation and behavior. This study looks at changes in how parents and their suicidal teens relate so DBT can be streamlined for use by clinicians working with self‐injuring youth.