Faculty Profile: Ellen Costello, PHD

Ellen Costello, PHD
Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry & Human Behavior
Psychiatry & Human Behavior
Work: +1 401-455-6416
Process and outcome research in partial hospital settings.
Self-change processes.
Novel applications of Dialectical Behavior Therapy to treatments for suicidality, non-suicidal self-injury, and anorexia nervosa.


Director, Women's Partial Hospital Program
Assistant Professor (Clinical), Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior

Direct a partial hospital program that utilizes dialectical behavior therapy principles.
Current areas of interest include affect regulation; maladaptive behavior change processes,particularly in relation to non-suicidal self-injury; psychotherapeutic process and outcome in partial hospital setings; experiential avoidance; self-acceptance-based interventions to reduce shame and loneliness; and mindfulness.



Grants and Awards

Brown Medical School Teaching in Excellence Award, May, 2006