Dr. Sarah Reynolds is a licensed clinical psychologist with over ten years of experience in clinical research, consultation, training, and direct service in a wide variety of mental health settings. These include outpatient community mental health, assertive community treatment teams, university counseling centers, residential treatment facilities, and in- and outpatient psychiatry centers within academic hospitals.
She earned her M.A. and Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the University of Iowa (Iowa City) and subsequently completed advanced clinical and research and training at the University of Washington (Seattle). From 2002—2007, Dr. Reynolds was Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. While there she was awarded an NICHD-funded BIRCWH scholarship (Building Interdisciplinary Research Careers in Women’s Health) in support of her treatment development research to improve medication adherence among low income minority women with diabetes during pregnancy.
Her primary research and clinical interests are in suicidal and self-injurious behavior, dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) for adults and adolescents, and the dissemination of evidence-based treatment models for complex and multi-disordered populations. She has published and presented widely on these topics and teaches DBT to mental health practitioners both nationally and internationally. In 2007 she was appointed to the Executive Board of the International Society for the Improvement and Teaching of DBT (ISITDBT), and she is also Program Chair for the 2008 and 2009 annual meetings of ISITDBT.
Dr. Reynolds is Director of Training and also directs the adult DBT program at Cognitive & Behavioral Consultants of Westchester (CBCW), a group private practice in White Plains, NY. She teaches Clinical Case Evaluation at the Columbia School of Social Work.
Horvitz-Lennon, M., Reynolds, S.K., Wolbert, R.W., Witheridge, T.F. (In Press). The role of assertive community treatment in the treatment of people with borderline personality disorder. American Journal of Psychiatric Rehabilitation.
Reynolds, S.K., Pantalone, D., & Miller, A.L. (In Press). Dialectical behavior therapy for borderline personality disorder. In M.A. Reinecke and S. Hofmann (Eds.), Cognitive Behavior Therapy with Adults: A Guide for Assessment, Conceptualization, and Intervention. Cambridge University Press.
Stepp, S. D., Morse, J. Q., Yaggi, K. E., Reynolds, S. K., Reed, L. I., & Pilkonis, P. A. (2008). The role of attachment styles and interpersonal problems in self-injurious behaviors. Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, 38, 592-607.
Reynolds, S.K., Wolbert, R.W., Abney-Cunningham, G., Patterson, K.A. (2007). Dialectical behavior therapy for assertive community treatment teams.In L. Dimeff & K. Koerner (Eds.), Dialectical Behavior Therapy in Clinical Practice (pp. 298-325). New York: Guilford Press.
Linehan, M., Comtois, K.A., Murray, A., Brown, M.Z., Gallop, R.J., Heard, H.L., Korslund, K., Tutek, D.A.,Reynolds, S.K., Lindenboim, N.L. (2006). Two-year randomized trial+follow-up of Dialectical Behavior Therapy versus Treatment-by-Experts for suicidal behaviors and borderline personality disorder. Archives of General Psychiatry, 63, 757-766.
Reynolds, S.K., Lindenboim, N.L., Comtois, K.A., Murray, A., Linehan, M.M. (2006). Risky assessments: Participant suicidality and distress associated with research assessments in a treatment study of suicidal behavior. Suicide and Life Threatening Behavior, 36, 19-34.
Linehan, M.M., Dimeff, L.A., Reynolds, S.K., Comtois, K.A., Welch, S., Heagerty, P.J., Kivlahan, D.R. (2002). Dialectical Behavior Therapy versus Comprehensive Validation plus 12-Step for the treatment of opioid dependent women meeting criteria for borderline personality disorder. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 67, 13-26.