Despite the existence of effective treatments for many common mental health conditions (e.g., anxiety, depression, borderline personality disorder), only a fraction of patients receive research-supported care. The overarching goal of the Treatment Innovation for Psychological Services (TIPS) program is to improve psychological interventions so that they stand a better chance of getting into the hands of the individuals that need them. This is accomplished through the following research aims:

  • Identification of transdiagnostic mechanisms that drive symptom expression across the range of disorders (i.e., anxiety and depressive disorders, borderline personality disorder)
  • Development and testing of psychological treatment elements that directly address these mechanisms
  • Personalizing treatment delivery to improve the potency and efficiency of existing treatments and to increase the likelihood of their implementation in community practice
  • Attention to stigmatized and understudied phenomena like borderline personality disorder