Treatment Innovation for Psychological Services (TIPS)

The primary goal of Treatment Innovation for Psychological Services (TIPS) Research Group is to improve psychological care for individuals with common mental health conditions (e.g., anxiety, depression, and related disorders). This goal is achieved via basic psychopathological research to identify the processes that drive symptom expression, along with treatment development/testing to ensure that our interventions indeed address the most potent mechanistic targets. We use a range of complementary methodological approaches (e.g., surveys, laboratory-based experiments, clinic-based treatment studies, and real-time monitoring) to better understand how common disorders develop and how to best treat them. Across our broad research goals, explicit attention is paid to understudied and/or stigmatized conditions such as borderline personality disorder, suicidal thoughts/behaviors, and anger. Learn more about our work at