Patrick L. Kerr, Ph.D. is a licensed psychologist in Charleston, WV. He is also an assistant professor in the Department of Behavioral Medicine and Psychiatry at West Virginia University School of Medicine – Charleston Division, where he leads an intensively-trained, multidisciplinary DBT consultation team. He is the director of the WVU Dialectical Behavior Therapy Services Program, which provides comprehensive DBT to adults and adolescents, and extensive DBT training to psychology interns, psychiatry residents, and social work externs. He is active in suicide prevention efforts and serves on the board of directors for the West Virginia Council for the Prevention of Suicide.
As a dedicated scientist-practitioner, Dr. Kerr also maintains an active program of research as the director of the Self-Injury Suicidality, Treatment, and Emotional Regulation Research (SISTERR) Program. Dr. Kerr has authored multiple articles in peer-reviewed journals on the topics of non-suicidal self-injury, suicide, and DBT.
Dr. Kerr is committed to the dissemination of evidence-based treatments, and has conducted seminars, workshops, and lectures as well as invited scientific paper and poster presentations on DBT and other evidence-based treatments to diverse audiences across the United States.