Katherine Dixon-Gordon, PhD

Clinical Supervisor

Director of Clinical Training

Licensed Psychologist

Katherine Dixon-Gordon, PhD is a Clinical Psychologist and Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, where she teaches courses on emotion and psychopathology and supervises clinicians in training.  She received her BS from the University of Washington, her MA and PhD from Simon Fraser University, and completed her internship and postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Mississippi Medical Center and GV Sonny Montgomery VAMC.  Her clinical and research interests focus on the role of emotion dysregulation in psychiatric conditions such as borderline personality disorder (BPD), self-injury, and other risky or impulsive behaviors.  Dr. Dixon-Gordon has extensive training and experience in cognitive behavioral and mindfulness-based approaches, and specializes in dialectical behavior therapy (DBT).  She has worked with adults, adolescents, and couples struggling with a variety of problems, including personality disorders, PTSD, substance use, eating disorders, and anxiety and mood disorders. 

Email:  katiedg@psych.umass.edu