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DBT Skills Training Central

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
93643
Program Year/Program:
2009 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
DA027251
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
BEHAVIORAL TECH RESEARCH, INC.
4746 11th Ave NE SEATTLE, WA 98105-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2009
Title: DBT Skills Training Central
Agency: HHS
Contract: 1R43DA027251-01
Award Amount: $161,424.00
 

Abstract:

DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): This is a Phase I Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant application to support the development of an innovative, online training aid for Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) skills providers treating borderline personality disorder and substance dependence (BPD-SUD) individuals. The primary purpose of the eventual product, DBT Skills Central, is to help DBT skills trainers access, organize, customize, track and manage DBT skills content and materials (e.g., teach ing illustrations, examples, client handouts, adherence checklists, easy-to-read outlines, handouts, homework) commonly required when teaching DBT skills. DBT Skills Central will provide users with state-of-the art teaching examples, illustrations, client exercises, and class outlines at their finger tips. Users will be easily able to customize their search to fit their specific needs by specifying the demographics of clients in their skills training group (e.g., age, sex, race/ethnicity), the treatment s etting (e.g., outpatient, inpatient, residential/milieu), the group members' primary problems (e.g., suicidal behaviors and non-suicidal self-injury, substance abuse, anger dyscontrol, etc.) as well as secondary problems (e.g., depression, anger, joblessne ss, hopeless thoughts, etc.), and how advanced the DBT skills is (e.g., beginning, intermediate, advanced). A secondary function of DBT Skills Central will be to provide quick, easy-to-find modeling of DBT Skills, including in-session practice exercises, f or a wide variety of clients. The initial aims of this Phase I proposal are to: 1) Determine content for the prototype utilizing target end-users and DBT skills expert advisors; 2) Create the prototype using an iterative process of development and evaluati on in collaboration with design and technology experts; 3) Conduct a randomized controlled feasibility pilot study to evaluate knowledge, self-efficacy, and overall satisfaction with the product compared to standard text-based materials. In the event of a successful Phase I test of feasibility, we will substantially expand the multimedia program and its evaluation in Phase II. PUBLIC HEALTH RELEVANCE: Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) is an efficacious and effective treatment for Borderline Personality Dis orders with Substance Use Disorders (BPD-SUD) individuals. Skills Training is an important component of DBT which requires extensive preparation from the provider. We propose to develop and test an innovative, interactive Internet tool for DBT treatment pr oviders to access, organize, customize, track, and manage DBT skills content and materials (e.g., teaching illustrations, examples, client handouts, adherence checklists, easy-to-read outlines, handouts, homework). By providing treatment providers with too ls to facilitate their adherent application of DBT skills to their BPD and SUD patients, our intent is to streamline training in an essential behavioral procedure that will further facilitate the successful dissemination of DBT.

Principal Investigator:

Linda A. Dimeff
2066758588
LDIMEFF@BTECHRESEARCH.COM

Business Contact:

Linda A. Dimeff
smanning@behavioraltechresearch.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

BEHAVIORAL TECH RESEARCH, INC.
BEHAVIORAL TECH RESEARCH, INC. 2133 Third Ave SEATTLE, WA 98121

EIN/Tax ID: 562391789
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees: N/A
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No