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Alexander L. Chapman, Ph.D., R. Psych

Dr. Alex Chapman, a Registered Psychologist, is the President of the DBT Centre of Vancouver and an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology at Simon Fraser University (SFU). Dr. Chapman received his B.A. in psychology from the University of British Columbia and his M.S. and Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Idaho State University. After his internship at Duke University Medical Center, Dr. Chapman completed a 2-year post-doctoral fellowship with Dr. Marsha Linehan at the University of Washington, where he received training and supervision in Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) and in clinical research on DBT. He has given numerous local, national, and international workshops and invited talks on DBT and the treatment of BPD, has consulted with and trained clinicians in Canada, the U.S., and the U.K., and trains and supervises clinical psychology students. Dr. Chapman directs the Personality and Emotion Research Laboratory at SFU, where he studies the role of emotion regulation in BPD, self-harm, impulsivity, and other behavioural problems. He has published numerous scientific articles and chapters on these and other topics and has given many scientific conference presentations on his research. Dr. Chapman also has extensive grant funding for research on BPD and self-injury. In 2007, he received the Young Investigatorís Award of the National Education Alliance for Borderline Personality Disorder, and in 2011, he was awarded the Canadian Psychological Associationís (CPA) Early Career Scientist Practitioner Award for his work integrating treatment and research on BPD and related problems. More recently, Dr. Chapman received an 8-year Career Investigator Award from the Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research. He has co-authored four books: The Borderline Personality Disorder Survival Guide, Behavioral Interventions in Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Freedom from Self-Harm, and The DBT Workbook for Anxiety, which will come out in November 2011. In his spare time, Dr. Chapman enjoys practicing martial arts and mindfulness meditation, hiking, skiing, listening to classical and jazz music, and spending time with his wonderful wife and two young sons.

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