Adult Research Programs
Adult Psychosocial Interventions Research Program
The Adult Psychosocial Interventions Research Program supports research evaluating the effectiveness of psychosocial (psychotherapeutic and behavioral) individual, couples, or group therapeutic interventions, alone or in combination/sequence with other approaches, on adults’ clinical course and functioning across domains (e.g., social/interpersonal, vocational functioning). Studies addressing ethical issues in mental health treatment and research are also welcome.
Jennifer Villatte, Ph.D.
Adult Psychopharmacology, Somatic, and Integrated Treatment Research Program
The Adult Psychopharmacology, Somatic, and Integrated Treatment Research Program supports research involving psychotropic medications (singly or in combination) and somatic treatments of demonstrated efficacy. In addition to established brain stimulation approaches, such as electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) and repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS), other nonpharmacologic interventions, such as bright light, physical exercise, sleep and circadian rhythm manipulations, and complementary/integrative techniques, for which efficacy has been demonstrated are also of interest. Integrated treatment studies, utilizing combined or sequential treatment approaches to improve long-term outcome and optimize the benefit:risk ratio may entail all efficacious pharmacologic, psychosocial, and somatic interventions.
Matthew Rudorfer, M.D.