Research Collaborations

Center for Early Detection, Assessment, & Response to Risk (CEDAR)

BCSC is working with CEDAR to develop a study on the effectiveness of DBT-PE for co-morbid PTSD and psychosis. For more information on CEDAR, visit their website.

Dissociative Disorders and Trauma Research Program and Ressler Neurobiology of Fear Lab at McLean Hospital

We are a recruitment site for the “Treatment as Usual” study for individuals undergoing empirically-based trauma treatment. The study aims to understand the biological underpinnings of PTSD and recovery, including pre-treatment biological markers that may predict recovery outcomes.

Harvard Stress and Development Lab

BCSC is collaborating on a study examining affective and neurobiological mechanisms linking childhood trauma with psychopathology in adolescence. For more information about this study, click here.

Pediatric Mood, Imaging, & NeuroDevelopment Program at McLean Hospital

We are collaborating on two NIMH studies to: (1) advance what is known about brain/behavior mechanisms underlying irritability in kids 8-15, and (2) understand why 10-17 year olds engage in non-suicidal self-injury/self-cutting and its risk for suicide compared to kids without any mental health concerns. For more informationm about these studies, click here.

Promoting Empathy and Affiliation in Relationships (PEAR) Study at Boston University

The Promoting Empathy and Affiliation in Relationships (PEAR) Study at Boston University is recruiting parents and children who are 3 and 4 years old for a paid research study. Participation will involve coming into a research lab at Boston University for fun, age-appropriate activities and answering questions to help us learn more about how to promote healthy parent-child relationships. For more information, please visit our website: