Seth R Axelrod, PhD

Associate Professor of Psychiatry; Dialectical Behavior Therapy Team Leader at the Yale-New Haven Psychiatric Hospital Intensive Outpatient Program

Departments & Organizations

Office of Student Research

Psychiatry: Psychology Section


I am very interested in training clinicians in personality disorders and dialectical behavior therapy (DBT). I am particularly interested in helping therapists observe personal limits to improve treatment alliance, therapy effectiveness, and therapist satisfaction, and to reduce therapist burnout. In addition to my work at Yale, I am a trainer/consultant with Behavioral Tech, LLC, an organization developed by Dr. Marsha Linehan to disseminate DBT and other empirically supported therapies. Each spring I co-chair a conference on Borderline Personality Disorder in partnership with the National Education Alliance for BPD and co-provided by the Yale University School of Medicine, Yale-New Haven Psychiatric Hospital, and the Yale Stress Center.

Education & Training

PhD University of Kentucky (1999)
MA University of Kentucky (1995)
BS Cornell University (1992)
Postdoctoral Fellow Yale University School of Medicine

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Seth R Axelrod, PhD
Office Location
425 George Street
New Haven, CT 06511
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Yale University School of Medicine
425 George St

New Haven, CT 06511