Dr. Zalewski chosen as a rising star!

January 3rd, 2018

Dr. Maureen Zalewski has been chosen as a rising star by the Association for Psychological Science! The Rising Star designation recognizes outstanding psychological scientists in the earliest stages of their research career post-PhD whose innovative work has already advanced the field and signals great potential for their continued contributions.

Link to Association for Psychological Science: Rising Stars

Student Research Award

September 25th, 2017

Congratulations to Jennifer Lewis, the 2017 recipient of the ISITDBT Student Research Award on her research examining brain-based changes in emotion regulation as a mediator of Dialectical Behavioral Therapy skills on symptom reduction. This award is given to graduate students and postdoctoral students pursuing careers in DBT research.

ISITDBT Website

NIMH R01 Grant Funding

Spring 2017

Dr. Maureen Zalewski recently received funding from the National Institute of Mental Health for a five year clinical trial. With this, she aims to determine if it is possible to restore healthy trajectories of emotion regulation in children by treating mothers with dialectical behavioral therapy, an effective therapy for BPD. This study may identify a modifiable pathway by which maternal BPD places offspring at risk for later mental disorders, and aims quantify how much improvement in children’s ability to regulate their emotions can be achieved by treating mothers alone. Knowledge gained may lead to additional prevention interventions focused on a mother to modify a child’s environment.

NIMH Website