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Chris Hughes

Chris Hughes is a psychology resident at Brown University. He received his BS from James Madison University and his MA in psychology from American University. His clinical interests include BPD, suicidal and self-injurious behaviors, emotion dysregulation, substance use, and behavioral medicine. His clinical experiences include: working as an individual and group therapist at DBT-RU, Trinitas regional medical center’s child and adolescent outpatient unit, the program for addictions consultation and treatment (PACT), family medicine at monument square, and the psychological services clinic at Rutgers University. His research interests include: BPD, DBT, emotion regulation, experiential avoidance, repetitive negative thinking, treatment and assessment development, and the incorporation of mobile technology into treatment and research.

Cindy Chang

Cindy Chang (she/her) is a clinical psychology doctoral student in the Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology at Rutgers University. Her research and clinical interests focus on sexual and gender minority mental health, risk factors for suicidality, and mechanisms of change in transdiagnostic treatments. Her ultimate goal is to translate this research into developing and adapting interventions to improve mental health and prevent suicide in underserved populations.

Alexandra King

Alexandra King is a clinical Ph.D. student at Rutgers University. She received her B.A. in psychology from Cornell University and began her career in DBT as the treatment coordinator on a study of the intervention for suicidal adolescents at the University of Washington. She has had clinical experience working with BPD, depression, anxiety, and treatment in an integrated care setting. Her research interests include the treatment processes in DBT, emotion dysregulation, validation and invalidation, and severe psychological disorders in a family context.