Despite the existence of effective treatments for many common mental health conditions (e.g., anxiety, depression), only a fraction of patients receive research-supported care. The overarching goal of the Treatment Innovation for Psychological Services (TIPS) program is to refine 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 emotional disorders (i.e., anxiety, depressive, and related disorders)
  • Development and testing of psychological treatment elements that directly address these mechanisms
  • Improving the potency and efficiency of existing treatments to increase the likelihood of their implementation in community practice
  • Attention to stigmatized and understudied phenomena like borderline personality disorder and other high-risk sequela of emotional disorders (e.g., self-injurious thoughts and behaviors, anger)