Dr. White received his doctorate in clinical psychology from the University of Rhode Island and was a fellow at Harvard Medical School before moving to Oregon, where he is a licensed psychologist. His clinical areas of expertise include adolescent and family treatment, clinical risk management, suicide, and implementation of evidence based practice. He has extensive research and evaluation experience on both coasts, with specific interests in community based program evaluation, multilevel modeling, frequent use of psychiatric emergency services, and general evaluation of evidence based practice. As an advocate of the scientist/practitioner model, he has a strongly held value and passion for the adherent delivery of effective evidence based treatment, especially for individuals who have experienced barriers to accessing mental health services.
At PDBTI he is the Associate Director and works with the management team to set program policy, provides clinical services on the adolescent/family team, oversees research and evaluation services, and provides supervision to psychologist residents and clinical staff. In addition, he serves as the programs Technology Manager and is responsible for information systems services which facilitate clinical care at PDBTI and is a DBT-Linehan Board of Certification Certified Clinician.