ADam carmel, phd
Adam Carmel, Ph.D. specializes in DBT, and in providing training and consultation to clinicians who want to use evidence-based treatments in their clinical settings. In his therapy practice, his aim is to grow an understanding of each person he works with, while offering them a practical, solution-focused approach to attaining their life goals.
Adam is a Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Washington, Harborview Medical Center. He received specialized training in DBT while completing a predoctoral internship at Duke University and a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Washington.
Following his training, Adam joined the faculty of Harvard Medical School at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center where he was Director of a DBT outpatient clinic and partial hospitalization program at the Massachusetts Mental Health Center. While at Harvard, he developed a psychotherapy seminar for psychiatry residents, psychology interns, and social work trainees. In 2016 he received the Faculty Award for Excellence in Teaching and Mentorship from the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Department of Psychiatry. Adam previously served as a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Washington, where he taught DBT in the Behavioral Research and Therapy Clinics under the direction of Dr. Marsha Linehan, the developer of DBT.
Adam has worked as a research therapist on several clinical trials testing innovative approaches to treat anxiety disorders and substance use. He has co-authored two books with Dr. Kate Comtois on DBT-ACES, an advanced level of treatment focused on helping clients in DBT to increase self-sufficiency and achieve their career goals.
Areas of focus include:
•Drug and alcohol use •Trauma and PTSD (using Prolonged Exposure & Cognitive Processing Therapy) •Depression and loss of motivation •Anxiety (e.g., social anxiety, panic) •Eating disorders (e.g., bulimia, healthy weight control) •Emotion regulation difficulties •Suicidal behaviors and self-harm •Managing physical illness •Relationship and communication difficulties •General stress or adjustment problems •Affirming LGBTQ identities and gender diversity •Recovery from the impact of racism, sexism, homophobia
Adam has worked at the following sites:
•Duke Center for Eating Disorders •Duke Cognitive Behavioral Research and Treatment Program •Duke University Hospital, Williams Inpatient Psychiatric Unit •Harborview Medical Center •Massachusetts Mental Health Center •San Francisco Department of Public Health •San Francisco VA Medical Center •Santa Clara Valley Medical Center •Seattle Mental Health •University of California, San Francisco Medical Center •University of Washington, Behavioral Research and Therapy Clinics
Trained and mentored by Dr. Marsha Linehan, Adam is an expert DBT therapist, supervisor, and consultant. He is a licensed clinical psychologist in Washington and Massachusetts.
Consultation, Supervision & Training
Adam has trained both individual clinicians and large health systems that are new to DBT, and he is passionate about this element of his work. He is available to support agencies, consultation teams, and individual clinicians to provide state-of-the-art treatments of suicidal behaviors. Contact Adam about training and consultation options including seminars, individual supervision, and DBT consultation team support.