Dr. Shearin is Professor of Psychology at American School of Professional Psychology, Washington DC. He received his PhD in Clinical Psychology with a minor in Quantitative Psychology at the University of Washington in Seattle. Dr. Shearin's research interests include personality disorders, eating disorders, suicidal and self-injurious behavior, and psychotherapy process. He has taught numerous Dialectical Behavioral Therapy workshops as well as published several journal articles and book chapters on DBT and related topics. Dr. Shearin has consulted extensively at state and local levels on the treatment of borderline personality disorder. He currently consults as a senior trainer for Behavioral Tech, LLC, a disseminator of DBT and other evidenced-based treatments to mental health service delivery organizations. In addition, he is active at state and federal levels in advocacy for improved access to mental health services, especially for underserved populations. He is currently the Federal Advocacy Coordinator for the Maryland Psychological Association. Dr. Shearin began his work in the treatment of borderline personality disorder and severe psychopathology with graduate training at the University of Washington under Dr. Marsha Linehan. He then spent five years at the New York Hospital ? Cornell Medical Center, first as a National Institute of Mental Health funded postdoctoral researcher and then as an instructor for the medical school and Senior Psychologist on a DBT inpatient unit. Dr. Shearin is a licensed psychologist in New York and Maryland. His professional affiliations include the American Psychological Association, the Association for Psychological Science, and the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies.