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Marsha Linehan has been awarded the prestigious 2012 American Psychological Foundation (APF) Gold Medal Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Application of Psychology.

Linehan developed Dialectic Behavior Therapy, a cognitive behavioral treatment originally created to treat suicide patients and now the standard treatment for borderline personality disorder. The award was presented at the APA convention in Orlando, FL, on August 3 rd . For more info about this award go to