Bethany D. Michel

Ph.D.

Dr. Michel is a post-doctoral fellow at the DBT Centre of Vancouver. She received her M.A. and Ph.D. in Clinical Science from Harvard University. She completed her pre-doctoral residency in the Child Track at the Alpert Medical School of Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island, where she received specialized training in child and adolescent mood disorders, early childhood intervention, and sleep disorders. Additionally, her clinical background includes training in cognitive-behavioural therapy for child and adolescent anxiety and depression (at the Center for Anxiety and Related Disorders at Boston University and the Judge Baker Children’s Center) and dialectical behaviour therapy for adolescents with complex presentations including depression, suicidal thoughts and behaviour, and non-suicidal self-injury (in the 3East adolescent DBT program at McLean Hospital). Her research interests include how children’s and adolescents’ beliefs about emotion affects depression; child and adolescent suicide and non-suicidal self-injury; and improving treatment for children and adolescents struggling with depression. Dr. Michel is a lecturer in the Department of Psychology at the University of British Columbia. She also conducts workshops for parent and teacher groups in the community on understanding and managing child anxiety. Dr. Michel enjoys spending her free time with her husband, son, and their cranky pug-chihuahua.