David Miklowitz, Ph.D., University of California Los Angeles Semel Institute
Standard Research Grant (2013): $89,948
Mentalization-Based Therapy to Prevent Suicidal Behavior in Adolescents with Bipolar Disorder
Youth with bipolar disorder are at risk for suicide. With no specific treatments identified for this group Mentalization Based Therapy for Adolescents (MBT-A) which focuses on emotion regulation, impulsivity and anxiety will be adapted and compared with the more complicated Family Focused Treatment for Adolescents (FFT-A).