The Evidence Based Treatment Centers (EBT) started in 2002 as a dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) center (the DBT Center of Seattle). Its mission was to provide comprehensive adult and adolescent DBT to individuals and families in Seattle and the surrounding area. The DBT Center of Seattle added a focus on training young professionals in 2003, when it accepted the center’s first postdoctoral fellows.
In 2005, we added a new program focused on evidence-based treatment for anxiety and obsessive-compulsive disorders, and with this broadened focus, the center changed its name to the Evidence Based Treatment Centers of Seattle (EBTCS). This name change reflected not only the center’s expansion of services, but also its commitment to providing science-based care.
At the same time, EBT developed both a quality assurance program (the goal of which is to monitor client outcomes over the course of treatment) and a practice-based research program (the goal of which is to contribute to the science about how well evidence-based treatments work in “real world” settings).
EBT grew substantially over the next few years. In 2010, EBT formally created a program focused on providing evidence-based treatment for children and adolescents with anxiety and obsessive-compulsive disorders. In 2011, EBT added a program focused on eating disorders and related problems.
Although EBT has grown and changed significantly since its initial founding, its core value of providing gold-standard care in a compassionate and non-judgmental environment has not. EBT continues to be dedicated to providing the highest quality treatment to the clients we serve. We are also committed to staying at the leading edge of the mental health field, both in terms of the care we provide and the research we conduct. We are proud to open a new center in 2022 to serve Salt Lake City and its surrounding communities!