Seth Axelrod, PhD

Associate Professor of Psychiatry; Director of Dialectical Behavior Therapy Services, Yale-New Haven Psychiatric Hospital Intensive Outpatient Program; Director of Yale Instruction/Investigation/Intervention in Emotional Lability and Dysregulation (YIELD)

Departments & Organizations

Psychiatry: Psychology Section | Yale Instruction/Investigation/Intervention in Emotional Lability and Dysregulation (YIELD)

Yale Medicine


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 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
Predoctoral Intern River Valley Services, Connecticut Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services

Honors & Recognition

  • Distinguished Faculty Award in Recognition for Outstanding Contributions as a TeacherPsychology Section (2016)

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