Computer-Based Training of Dialectical Behavior Therapy

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$118,720.00
Award Year:
2003
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
1R43MH065790-01A1
Agency Tracking Number:
MH065790
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
BEHAVIORAL TECH, LLC
BEHAVIORAL TECH, LLC, 4556 UNIVERSITY WAY NE, STE 221, SEATTLE, WA, 98105
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
LINDA DIMEFF
(206) 675-8588
LDIMEFF@BTRI.ORG
Business Contact:
KELLY KOEMER
(206) 675-8588
KKOERNER@BEHAVIORALTECH.COM
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Borderline personality disorder (BPD) remains a serious public health problem. Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is a comprehensive psychosocial treatment that is efficacious for BPD. In Phase I, we will develop and evaluate an innovative computer-based training (CBT) prototype of a subset of DBT skills for mental health providers. The CBT will include exploration and simulation environments to facilitate knowledge transfer. An iterative process will be used throughout all phases of prototype development that relies on extensive collaboration and integration of content from mental health professional clinicians. Feedback during this formative evaluation will be obtained from an advisory board comprised of behavior therapy and DBT experts, and through a series of four focus groups with mental health providers. A randomized controlled feasibility Pilot study (N=40) will then be conducted to determine the prototype's efficacy at improving knowledge and application of the DBT skills subset, as well as learner self-efficacy, acceptability, and satisfaction. In Phase II, we will develop all remaining modules described in Linehan's manual and expand the evaluation component to include testing its use within naturalistic settings.

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