Adam Carmel, PhD

Clinical Professor, University of Washington Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences



Dr. Carmel supports several CSPAR training projects; he teaches the Annual Comprehensive DBT Training workshop and co-leads the DBT Skills from the Inside Out program with Dr. Comtois.


Before joining the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Washington, Dr. Carmel served on the faculty of Harvard Medical School at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. In his role as Director of a DBT outpatient clinic and partial hospitalization program at the Massachusetts Mental Health Center, Dr. Carmel developed a psychotherapy seminar for psychiatry residents, psychology interns, and social work trainees.

Selected Interventions

Dr. Carmel is the co-author of two books, DBT-ACES: Skills Training Manual (2021) and DBT-ACES: A Clinician’s Guide (2021), written with Drs. Kate Comtois and Marsha Linehan.

Publications (Selected Work)

  • Carmel, A., Rose, M.L., Fruzzetti, A.E. (2014). Barriers and solutions to implementing dialectical behavior therapy in a public behavioral health system. Administration and Policy in Mental Health, 41(5)608-614.
  • Comtois, K.A., & Carmel, A. (2016). Borderline personality disorder and high utilization of inpatient psychiatric hospitalization: Concordance between research and clinical diagnosis. Journal of Behavioral Health Services & Research. 43(2), 272-280.
  • Carmel, A., Logvinenko, E. & Valenti, E.S. (2019). Evaluation of a dialectical behavior therapy psychiatry training program. Academic Psychiatry. 43(1):37-40.
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Selected Honors

  • Faculty Award for Excellence in Teaching and Mentorship 2016 –  Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Department of Psychiatry, Boston, MA.