Dr. Janice Kuo received her doctorate in clinical psychology at the University of Washington where she was directly mentored and supervised by the developer of Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Dr. Marsha Linehan. After receiving her doctorate, Dr. Kuo completed her internship at the VA Palo Alto Health Care System, followed by a postdoctoral fellowship at Stanford University. Dr. Kuo is currently a faculty member at the PGSP-Stanford Psy.D. Consortium where she is actively involved research, teaching, and supervision. Her scientific work focuses on clarifying emotion-related dysfunction underpinning Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD), suicidal behaviors, and trauma-exposed individuals and developing innovative treatments for these populations. Dr. Kuo has published numerous scientific articles on these topics and her work has been funded by the National Institutes of Mental health and the Canadian Institute of Health Research. She is one of the PIs of a large, multi-site trial (i.e., the FASTER study) comparing the clinical and cost-effectiveness of 12 months of standard DBT versus 6 months of standard DBT.
Dr. Kuo is among the first cohort to be certified as a DBT therapist by the DBT-Linehan Board of Certification and she has conducted national and international workshops in DBT since 2005. In addition to her scholarship and teaching activities, Dr. Kuo is also the director of a private practice in the San Francisco Bay Area where she provides DBT and other cognitive-behavioral treatments.