START has several scientific goals that largely focus on the development and treatment of emotion (dys)regulation. Furthermore, we are interested in learning about mechanisms that underlie effective treatments designed to treat emotion regulation.
Our lab strives to reduce suffering for families with a parent who has a mental health disorder and prevent mental disorders from transferring from parents to their children.
Our lab mission is to conduct research on intergenerational transmission of mental health disorders and develop treatments that can improve parental mental health, parenting, and child developmental outcomes. We share findings with scientific and community groups in order to maximize impact for individuals, families, communities, and the clinical research field.
What is the relationship between mother and child emotion regulation? How do mothers’ own mental health influence the development of preschoolers’ ability to regulate their own emotions?