Current Clinical Trials

Research at the BRTC is focused pri­mar­ily on the devel­op­ment and eval­u­a­tion of psy­chother­a­pies for indi­vid­u­als with severe and chronic per­son­al­ity dis­or­ders. Research focuses on the under­stand­ing, assess­ment and treat­ment of sui­ci­dal behav­iors. To date, most research has focused on treat­ment devel­op­ment for sui­ci­dal indi­vid­u­als meet­ing cri­te­ria for Bor­der­line Per­son­al­ity Dis­or­der. Most of this research has been funded by the National Insti­tutes of Health.

Com­put­er­ized Trans-Diagnostic DBT Skills Train­ing for Emo­tion Dys­reg­u­la­tion (PI: Anita Lungu, Ph.D.)
Study closed. Not cur­rently accept­ing clients.

The pur­pose of the study is to develop a com­put­er­ized ver­sion of DBT skills for trans-diagnostic emo­tion dys­reg­u­la­tion (cDBT-ER) based on the DBT skills emo­tion reg­u­la­tion mod­ule. The study will be com­prised of two phases: 1) Phase 1 for inter­ven­tion devel­op­ment, for­ma­tive eval­u­a­tion, and inte­gra­tion of feed­back, and 2) Phase 2 is for inter­ven­tion eval­u­a­tion in indi­vid­u­als with sig­nif­i­cant dif­fi­cul­ties in emo­tion reg­u­la­tion and meet­ing diag­nos­tic cri­te­ria for at least one mood or anx­i­ety disorder. 

Col­lab­o­ra­tive Ado­les­cent Research on Emo­tion and Sui­cide
Study closed.  Not cur­rently accept­ing clients.

Seat­tle Children’s Hos­pi­tal and the Uni­ver­sity of Wash­ing­ton are pro­vid­ing spe­cialty treat­ment for ado­les­cents engag­ing in self-harming and sui­ci­dal behav­iors and study­ing how to help reduce these behav­iors.  The CARES study is com­par­ing two ther­a­pies: Dialec­ti­cal Behav­ior Ther­apy and Sup­port­ive Ther­apy.  Both ther­a­pies have indi­vid­ual and group ses­sions.  We are accept­ing teenagers (ages 12–18) who are seek­ing treat­ment for self-harming behav­iors.  Par­tic­i­pants will receive six months of free treatment.