I wanted to take the opportunity to congratulate Lynn McFarr (and Kelly Graling) on chairing a wonderful ISITDBT 2014. Many thanks for all the work that they did to develop a program day filled with interesting and useful workshops, presentations, and seminars. And many complements for creating the warm feeling of a DBT family with the 400+ family members who attending ISITDBT this year!
I would also like to extend my humble thanks for receiving the 2014 ISITDBT Service Award. I truly was shocked and honored. ISITDBT is so very close to my heart. While my role as supervisor at the BRTC allows me to see that Marsha’s students and all the works at the BRTC are indeed fabulous (yes, I went there), to me, ISITDBT best embodies the vision of extending DBT both within and beyond the universities to the many varied clinical settings where so many individuals can receive this life changing and life saving treatment. Being honored by the society dedicated to bringing all DBT clinicians together from all settings is more meaningful to me than I can express in words.
And I will end this note where I could easily have begun it: Congratulations to Marsha for all that she and all the peeps have accomplished within the past year. It was wonderful to celebrate the launching of Certification, and the publications of all the new DBT books at ISITDBT 2014 this year.
Already looking forward to ISITDBT 2015 in Chicago!
– Adam Payne, Ph.D.