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Associate Professor

Associate Professor


UNC Hospitals – Chapel Hill

Education and Training:

BA, Psychology and French, University of Georgia
MA, Clinical Psychology, University of Kansas
PhD, Clinical Psychology, University of Kansas

Summary Statement:

Dr. Ritschel is the director of the CBT training program for psychiatry residents at the UNC School of Medicine. She is Board certified in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) through the DBT-Linehan Board of Certification and is an expert trainer of DBT and the DBT Prolonged Exposure (DBT PE) protocol through Behavioral Tech, LLC. She provides training and consultation in CBT, DBT, PE, and Behavioral Activation as well as educational trainings in self-injury, suicide, borderline personality disorder, mood disorders, mindfulness, and hope. Dr. Ritschel holds a faculty appointment in the Duke University School of Nursing and was previously on the faculty at the Emory University School of Medicine. Dr. Ritschel treats adolescents, adults, and families in her private practice in Durham, NC.

Lorie Ritschel