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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)

Contact Information

Seth Axelrod, PhD

Office Location

Mailing Address

  • Psychiatry

    Yale University School of Medicine, 425 George St

    New Haven, CT 06511

    United States



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)
  • Predoctoral Intern
    River Valley Services, Connecticut Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (1998)
  • MA
    University of Kentucky (1995)
  • BS
    Cornell University (1992)
  • Postdoctoral Fellow
    Yale University School of Medicine

Honors & Recognition

AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
Cindy Sanderson Educator AwardInternational Society for the Improvement and Teaching of Dialectical Behavior Therapy2019
Distinguished Faculty Award in Recognition for Outstanding Contributions as a TeacherPsychology Section2016

Departments & Organizations