PsychiatryStanford, CA

Objectives Evaluating and comparing the effectiveness of two smartphone-delivered treatments: one based on behavioural activation (BA) and other on mindfulness. Design Parallel randomised controlled, open, trial. Participants were allocated using an online randomisation tool, handled by an independent person who was separate from the staff conducting the study. Setting General community, with. As a national trainer on DBT, I will be referencing this work in all of my seminars. This manual is a must-own for all practitioners working with teens.' -Mark Carlson, PsyD, author of CBT for Chronic Pain and Psychological Well-Being: A Skills Training Manual Integrating DBT, ACT, Behavioral Activation and Motivational Interviewing.

Behavioral Medicine Clinic, Stanford Dept of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences

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  • 401 Quarry Road
    Dept of Psychiatry
    Stanford, CA 94305

Education & Training

  • Stanford UniversityFellowship, 2000
  • Stanford UniversityInternship, Psychiatry, 1994 - 1995
  • University of California San Francisco School of MedicineClass of 1994

Certifications & Licensure

  • American Board of Psychiatry and NeurologyPsychiatry

Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • CMS Meaningful Use Stage 1 CertificationEpicCare Ambulatory EMR, Epic Systems Corporation, 2011-2013

Clinical Trials

Dialectical Behavioral Therapy For Children

  • FDA Approved Medication to Reduce Binge Eating and/or PurgingStart of enrollment: 2015 Jul 01Safer D.L.
  • Adding Guided Self-Help Group Therapy to the Alli Weight Loss Program in Treating Binge Eating DisorderStart of enrollment: 2007 Oct 01Safer, D.L.
  • Comparing Two Group Therapy Treatments for Binge Eating DisorderStart of enrollment: 2003 Oct 01Safer, D.L.

Publications & Presentations


  • Parenting after Weight Loss Surgery: A Conceptual Model and Two Case Reports.
    Elise L. Gibbs, Cristin D. Runfola, Caroline E. Dickens, Hannah Welch, Debra L. Safer, Shiri Sadeh-Sharvit> ;Family Process. 2020 Dec 1
  • Body Image Disturbance and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Symptoms Improve After Orthognathic Surgery.
    Häberle, A., Alkofahi, H., Qiao, J., Safer, D. L., Mittermiller, P. A., Menorca, R., Trickey, A. W., Girod, S.> ;Journal of oral and maxillofacial surgery : official journal of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons. 2020 Aug 19
  • Parent-based prevention after parental weight loss surgery: a pilot case-series trial.
    Sadeh-Sharvit, S., Runfola, C. D., Welch, H. A., Gibbs, E. L., Dickens, C. E., Lock, J., Safer, D. L.> ;Surgery for obesity and related diseases : official journal of the American Society for Bariatric Surgery. 2020 Jul 9

Hospital Affiliations

  • Stanford Health CarePalo Alto, California

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