WHAT DO WE DO?
The TULiP lab is a research group dedicated to helping people build lives worth living. We optimize interventions and identify treatment targets for individuals who engage in life-threatening behaviour, have borderline personality disorder (BPD), and/or have posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). We approach these goals in two ways: First, we ask clinically-relevant questions about BPD and its treatment (Dialectical Behaviour Therapy; DBT) using experimental, ecological momentary assessment, and longitudinal methods. In this line of research, we seek to understand BPD and life-threatening behaviour, identify key treatment targets, and examine the efficacy of specific treatment strategies for BPD and life-threatening behaviour.
Second, we draw on clinical trial methods to optimize and simplify the treatment of BPD and PTSD. To this end, we have recently become particularly focused on harnessing the power of relationships to treat BPD and/or PTSD through conjoint and dyadic interventions, as well as identifying simple, streamlined, and efficient ways of treating BPD, life-threatening behaviour, and PTSD.
Our work is guided by science, compassion, and hope. Most importantly, we believe that everyone can find freedom from suffering and build a life worth living. Our work is intended to help move people towards their vision of such a life, even if they cannot yet see it for themselves.