Dan Finnegan, LICSW, is the Clinical Director of Cadence. He provides comprehensive DBT to teens and families in addition to training post-doctoral fellows in the DBT program. He is a Certified DBT Therapist and Cadence is a Certified DBT Program, both through the Linehan Board of Certification.
Prior to this, Dan worked for the Juvenile Rehabilitation Administration in Washington State for 17 years. He specialized on applying Dialectical Behavior Therapy and Cognitive Behavior Therapy to adolescent forensic settings in his roles as a trainer and program manager. Dan has worked on both the administrative and line level sides of development & implementation of evidence based programs for the State of Washington.
Dan has been working with Dr. Marsha Linehan since 2000 at the Behavioral Research and Therapy Clinics (BRTC) as a volunteer with her consultation team, research therapist on clinical trials for both individual DBT and skills group, adherence coder, and supervisor for DBT. He completed his clinical practicum at the BRTC while obtaining his MSW at the University of Washington. Dan currently holds a Clinical Associate appointment at the University of Washington.
"Dan is a master teacher - he has a true gift. He is funny and irreverent while also being so sensitive and caring and making everyone feel welcome."