Dr. Shireen Rizvi receives funding from the Charles and Johanna Busch Biomedical Grant Program for DBT-RU study

Oct, 2019

Shireen Rizvi, Associate Professor of Clinical Psychology, has received approximately $40,000 from Rutgers' Charles and Johanna Busch Biomedical Grant Program for a two-year study. In collaboration with Evan Kleiman, Assistant Professor of Psychology, SAS, she will use novel technologies (smartphone-based ecological momentary assessment and wearable physiological monitoring) among a group of 20 adults who are undergoing DBT at the DBT-RU clinic. 

About DBT-RU

The Dialectical Behavior Therapy Clinic at Rutgers University (DBT-RU) is a research and training clinic that provides comprehensive Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) services to individuals in the community. The DBT-RU has been in operation since 2010.

Dialectical Behavior Therapy is an evidence-based treatment for BPD. It was originally developed by Dr. Marsha Linehan in the 1980s and has since been evaluated in numerous research trials and disseminated around the world. Comprehensive DBT includes once-per-week individual therapy, once-per-week skills training groups, and as-needed telephone consultation.

The DBT-RU specializes in providing care to adults over the age of 18 who meet the criteria for borderline personality disorder (BPD) or have significant BPD features. The DBT-RU  also frequently offers groups for family members of individuals with BPD. 

More information about DBT-RU can be found at

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