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Dr. Lisa Burckell

PhD, C.Psych.


Dr. Lisa Burckell received her Ph.D. in 2007 from Stony Brook University, and completed both a predoctoral and postdoctoral fellowship in the Borderline Personality Disorder Clinic at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) in Toronto, Ontario. She joined the Borderline Personality Disorder Service at St. Joe’s in 2009 to head up the implementation of outpatient Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT). She left St. Joe’s in 2018 to focus on her private practice, DBT Hamilton, that she founded in 2016.

At DBT Hamilton, Dr. Burckell conducts individual and group DBT therapy and psychological assessments, supervises learners, and provides consultation to other DBT programs. Her research focuses on therapeutic processes and outcomes in the treatment of borderline personality disorder,n the evaluation of treatment for PTSD among individuals with co-occurring BPD and PTSD, and the influence of shame and self-compassion on the treatment outcomes for individuals participating in DBT. Her work has been published in several peer-reviewed journal articles, and featured in presentations at international symposia.