Other Research Studies

Emo­tion Reg­u­la­tion Study

The bio-behavioral model of BPD under­pin­ning DBT was derived from basic research on emo­tions that sug­gests that a dys­func­tion in the emo­tional reg­u­la­tion sys­tem is a core com­po­nent of the dis­or­der. The main pur­pose of this study is to develop a bat­tery of multi-method instru­ments to assess emo­tion reg­u­la­tion deficits. In the pilot phase of this study, which has been com­pleted, we iden­ti­fied, eval­u­ated, and devel­oped sev­eral self-report, phys­i­o­log­i­cal, and expe­ri­ence sam­pling based mea­sures. In the main phase of the study, we aim to test and val­i­date the final­ized assess­ment bat­tery and pro­ce­dures among indi­vid­u­als with Bor­der­line Per­son­al­ity Dis­or­der (BPD) with sub­stance abuse prob­lems as well as psy­cho­log­i­cally healthy individuals.

BRTC Grad­u­ate Stu­dent Projects