SFU Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) Study

SFU Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) Study


Tuesday June 27, 2017


12am - 12am


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Do you have symptoms of borderline personality disorder? Some of these symptoms include unstable relationships, serious emotional ups and downs, confusion about your identity, and impulsive behaviour.

You may be eligible to participate in a research study being conducted by Simon Fraser University, of Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), an effective treatment for borderline personality disorder. Participants in this study will receive free DBT services, including weekly individual therapy, a weekly DBT skills training group, and telephone support between sessions. 

You might be eligible for this study if you are:

  • between ages 18-65
  • able to attend weekly individual and group sessions for 6-12 months in downtown Vancouver and/or at the SFU Burnaby campus (individuals must be able to attend at both locations weekly)
  • able to attend regular (every 3 months) assessment appointments at SFU (Burnaby Mountain Campus) for 24 months

If you are interested or have questions, please contact the study coordinator Lisa (778-782-5590perl@sfu.ca) for a telephone screening interview. If the research study seems like it could be a good fit for you, you will be scheduled for an in-person screening assessment to determine if you are eligible. 

Eligible participants will then complete interviews and questionnaires addressing psychological symptoms and history, conducted during two separate appointments.

Participants will receive comprehensive, standard DBT, beginning in the weeks following these initial screening/assessment appointments. 

 All queries are strictly confidential.

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