October 15th, 2017
Dr. Zalewski’s Recent Article Featured in Blog
The Society of Clinical Psychology post by Zalewski, Goodman, Cole, and McLaughlin corresponds with a new Clinical Psychology: Science and Practice article titled, “Clinical Considerations when Treating Adults who are Parents.”
Student Research Award
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.
NIMH R01 Grant Funding
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.