Dr. Lorne Korman


Dr. Lorne Korman is a registered psychologist and Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry at UBC.  Previously he was Head of the Anger and Addiction Clinic at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health and Research Director of the BC Youth Concurrent Disorders Network.

Dr. Korman received his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from York University, where his research focused on emotion and change in Emotion Focused and Client Centred Psychotherapy. He completed intensive training in DBT has 13 years of experience in DBT.  Dr. Korman has participated in 4 clinical trials of DBT and DBT adaptations and was principal investigator in 2 trials adapting DBT to help adults and youth with anger problems.

Dr. Korman has published numerous articles and chapters on DBT, most recently co-authoring a chapter with Dr. Kyle Burns on treating suicidal adolescents who have concurrent substance use disorders.  For a list of some of his publications, click here. He was co-winner of the American Psychoanalytic Association 2010 Scientific Paper Prize for a study on DBT published in the American Journal of Psychiatry.  Dr. Korman is featured in the APA video Working with Anger, and he is the author of a DBT module for anger problems. He has trained hundreds of clinicians across Canada in DBT, consulted to numerous DBT programs, and has supervised residents, fellows, and interns in DBT


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