Our lab focuses on the development of psychosocial interventions for middle-aged and older adults with emotional disorders in a variety of settings, including patients’ homes, outpatient settings, and primary care. Our psychosocial interventions aim to reduce depression, suicidal ideation, and disability and improve cognitive outcomes in middle-aged and older adults with different medical and psychiatric comorbidities, including chronic pain and cognitive impairment. Our interventions include Problem Adaptation Therapy (PATH), Cognitive Reappraisal for Suicide Prevention (CRISP), Problem Adaptation Therapy for MCI patients (PATH-MCI), Problem Adaptation Therapy for Chronic Pain in Primary Care (PATH-Pain), and RELIEF. Our lab provides training and workshops for these interventions.
We have established national and international collaborations with Johns Hopkins University, Stanford University, Florida State University, Montefiore Medical Center, Mount Sinai Health System, Athens Medical School, and University College London. We have also provided national and international workshops in collaboration with the Department of Families and Children (Administración de Familias y Niños) in Puerto Rico and Eginition Hospital in Athens, Greece.
The Emotion, Cognition, and Psychotherapy Lab has a dedicated team of clinicians, research assistants, and other specialists committed to the research and development of effective psychosocial interventions for depression, cognitive deficits, disability, and suicidal ideation in middle aged and older adults.
Our team conducts research in a variety of settings with an overarching goal to reduce depression, disability and suicidal ideation, and to improve physical pain and cognitive outcomes in middle aged and older adults.