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Research

At our clinic, we continually strive to improve treatments for individuals who suffer from complex and chronic mental health issues. Participating in research is a required component of treatment at DBT-RU. All individuals will undergo an informed consent process at their first appointment. During that time, all research procedures are discussed, and there is plenty of opportunity to ask questions. 

Dr. Rizvi, the director of DBT-RU, is an author on over 70 journal articles and book chapters, the majority of which focus on DBT and BPD. Since 2010, a number of research studies have been published based on data from DBT-RU. Notably, a study published in 2017 found that clinicians at DBT-RU achieve positive outcomes with their clients, similar to gold-standard research trials on DBT. 

In 2018, we were a Featured Lab for the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT). Check out our featured work at the 2019 ABCT convention: http://www.abct.org/Resources/?m=mResources&fa=Featured_Lab

ABCT's annual convention brings the cognitive-behavioral community together to explore current developments in research and practice and to stimulate thinking about the myriad issues that surround CBT and how it intersects with other disciplines. The following posters were presented at the 2019 ABCT convention and the International Society for the Improvement and Teaching of DBT (ISITDBT)  by students on the DBT-RU team. 

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