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 60 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.