Hillside is proud to announce therapist and DBT educator, Dr. Kimberly Vay, Ed.D, LPC, has been awarded DBT-Linehan Board Certification, Certified Clinician™ through the Linehan Institute. Dr. Vay is the first to receive this prestigious certification in the state of Georgia! There are currently 138 DBT-Linehan Board of Certification, Certified Clinician™ worldwide and we are thrilled to recognize our very own, Dr. Kimberly Vay, Ed.D, LPC for earning her place among this elite group of clinicians. Dr. Vay’s fellow clinicians at Hillside are also seeking certification as Hillside strives to be one of the first residential treatment facilities in the nation to be recognized by the DBT-LBC .

Since 1991, DBT (Dialectical Behavior Therapy) has been recognized as a highly effective treatment model for many suffering from various forms of mental illness. In 2014, Dr. Marsha Linehan, Ph.D., founder of DBT, formed the DBT-Linehan Board of Certification (DBT-LBC). The DBT-LBC created a comprehensive way to certify individual therapists in their competency to deliver DBT effectively and with clinical integrity. Eventually, DBT-LBC will certify programs that demonstrate their ability to deliver DBT with commitment of adherence to the model as it has been researched.

The certification is a rigorous, multi-year process. There are currently 138 DBT-Linehan Board of Certification, Certified Clinician™ worldwide and Dr. Vay has earned her place among this elite group of clinicians. Dr. Vay’s fellow clinicians at Hillside are also seeking certification as Hillside strives to be one of the first residential treatment facilities in the nation to be recognized by the DBT-LBC .

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