The mission of the Research Team at EBTCS is to foster a bidirectional relationship between psychological science and practice. We aim to not only use the best available science to inform our clinical practice, but to also ensure that knowledge gained in our clinical practice informs psychological science. We view research as a way for our clients’ gains in treatment to have the furthest possible reach, helping clients and their families, as well as others with similar difficulties.

We conduct practice-based research that examines what interventions work, how, for whom, and under what conditions, and how best to evaluate clinical change. In addition, by implementing research at EBTCS, we hope to provide a model that inspires others to conduct practice-based research. Above all, we believe that our commitment to research benefits our clients by fostering a scientific approach to each client’s treatment within a clinical setting that aims to provide effective, compassionate care based on the best available evidence.

As part of our commitment to practice-based research, EBTCS is part of the Behavioral Health Research Collective (BHRC), a non-profit organization that sponsors an Institutional Review Board (IRB) whose mission is to provide ethical review and oversight of research protocols being conducted in practice-based mental health settings. Staff at EBTCS were involved in the founding of this organization and also serve as BHRC IRB committee members.

EBTCS Research Projects

Publications (reverse chronological order):

Osborne, T. L., Michonski, J., Sarys, J., Welch, S. S., & Anderson, L. K. (2017). Factor structure of the Difficulties in Emotion Regulation Scale (DERS) in adult outpatients receiving dialectical behavior therapy (DBT). Journal of Psychopathology and Behavioral Assessment, 39, 355-371.

Moore, S., Welch, S. S., Michonski, J., Poquiz, J., Osborne, T. L., Sayrs, J., & Spanos, A. (2015). Psychometric evaluation of the Overall Anxiety Severity and Impairment Scale (OASIS) in individuals seeking outpatient specialty treatment for anxiety-related disorders. Journal of Affective Disorders, 175, 463-470.

Welch, S. S. & Kim, J. (2012). DBT-enhanced cognitive behavioral therapy for adolescent trichotillomania: An adolescent case study. Cognitive and Behavioral Practice, 19, 483-493.

Presentations (reverse chronological order):

Hanelin, M., Lagbas, E., Ravid, A., O’Rourke, D., Jakubiak, J., Osborne, T., L., Welch, S. S., & Tininenko, J. Comorbid externalizing behaviors and the treatment of youth anxiety disorders in a specialty outpatient setting. (2016, October). Poster session presented at the Association for Behavior and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT) Annual Convention, New York, NY.

Jakubiak, J., Doyle, A. C., O’Rourke, D., Spanos, A., LoTempio, E. , Doyle, P. M., & Le Grange, D. (2016, October). Correlates of early response to Family-Based Treatment in a specialty outpatient eating disorder clinic. Poster presented at the Eating Disorders Research Society (EDRS) Annual Meeting, New York, NY.

Jakubiak, J., Hanelin, M., Lagbas, E., Ravid, A., Chiu, J., O’Rourke, D., Osborne, T., L., & Sayrs, J. (2016, November). The relationship between treatment attendance and outcomes in dialectical behavior therapy (DBT). Poster session presented at the International Society for the Improvement and Teaching of Dialectical Behavior Therapy (ISITDBT) Annual Conference, New York, NY.

Lagbas, E., Hanelin, M., O’Rourke, D., Ravid, A., Jakubiak, J., Chiu, J., Osborne, T., L., Welch, S. S., & Tininenko, J. Examining the relation between parent and child reports of suicide ideation and self-harm behaviors and anxiety severity in a pediatric anxiety specialty clinic. (2016, October). Poster session presented at the Association for Behavior and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT) Annual Convention, New York, NY.

Ravid, A., Hanelin, M., Lagbas, E., Welch, S. S., & Osborne, T., L. Improving sleep behavior in children with anxiety disorders: A case study. (2016, October). Poster session presented at the Association for Behavior and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT) Annual Convention, New York, NY.

Doyle, A. C., Spanos, A., Jakubiak, J., Doyle, P. M., & Le Grange, D. (2016, May). Are adolescents with greater eating disorder psychopathology more likely to receive additional therapy following Family-Based Treatment?: Predicting sequenced treatment for anorexia nervosa. Poster presented at the Academy for Eating Disorders International Conference on Eating Disorders, San Francisco, CA.

Hanelin, M., Blomquist, K., Jakubiak, J., Moore, S., Osborne, T. L., & Welch, S. S. Effectiveness of exposure and response prevention for OCD in an outpatient clinical practice: A benchmarking study. (2015, November). Poster session presented at the Association for Behavior and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT) Annual Convention, Chicago, IL.

Hanelin, M., Jakubiak, J., Kleiber, B., Osborne, T. L., & Sayrs, J. (2015, November). Reasons for terminating dialectical behavior therapy (DBT): Predictors of ending treatment due to symptom improvement vs. other reasons. Poster session presented at the International Society for the Improvement and Teaching of Dialectical Behavior Therapy (ISITDBT) Annual Conference, Chicago, IL.

Jakubiak, J., Randall, J., Hanelin, M., Moore, S., Osborne, T. L., & Welch, S. S. Reasons for terminating cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) for anxiety and related disorders: Predictors of ending treatment due to symptom improvement vs. other reason. (2015, November). Poster session presented at the Association for Behavior and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT) Annual Convention, Chicago, IL.

Osborne, T. L. (2014, November). Overcoming obstacles to access to ethical review for practice-based research. Presentation part of a clinical roundtable entitled “Overcoming obstacles to doing research in a private practice setting.” Association for Behavior and Cognitive Therapies Annual Convention (ABCT), Philadelphia, PA.

Doyle, A. C., Doyle, P. M., Spanos, A., Meade, N., Grover, R., & Le Grange, D. (2014, October). Family based treatment for adolescents with eating disorders in a specialty outpatient setting: Who gets additional treatment and why? Poster session presented at the Eating Disorders Research Society (EDRS) Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA.

Lehinger, E., Jones, A., LoTempio, E., Moore, S., Sayrs, J., & Welch, S. S. (2013, November). Client ratings of DBT skills: What skills they use and ranking of usefulness. Poster session presented at the International Society for the Improvement and Teaching of Dialectical Behavior Therapy (ISITDBT) Annual Conference, Nashville, TN.

Poquiz, J., Welch, S. S., Moore, S., Sayrs, J., & Osborne, T. L. (2013, November). Changes in problems over 6 months of DBT in self-harming and suicidal adolescents. Poster session presented at the International Society for the Improvement and Teaching of Dialectical Behavior Therapy (ISITDBT) Annual Conference, Nashville, TN.

Moore, S. A., Welch, S. S., Osborne, T. L., Sayrs, J., & Tininenko, J. (2013, May). Research implementation within a clinical practice: Resolving the science/practice dialectic. Symposium presented at the 2nd biennial conference of the Seattle Implementation Research Collaborative (SIRC), Seattle, WA.

Moore, S. A. (2013, May). Development and implementation of the research program at EBTCS. Presentation at the Implementation Research Development Workshop as a part of the 2nd biennial conference of the Seattle Implementation Research Collaborative (SIRC), Seattle, WA.

Osborne, T. L. (2011, November). Development of an institutional review board (IRB) for practice-based research. Presentation part of a symposium entitled “Practice-based research: How to conduct meaningful research in clinical practice.” Association for Behavior and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT) Annual Convention, Toronto, Canada.

Bedics, J., Kim, J., Meade, N., Osborne, T. L., Welch, S. S., & EBTCS Quality Assurance Team. (2010, November). The factor structure of the Difficulties in Emotion Regulation Scale (DERS) in a clinical sample of participants receiving dialectical behavior therapy. Poster session presented at the Association for Behavior and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT) Annual Convention, San Francisco, CA.

Kim, J., Bedics, J., Meade, N., Osborne, T. L., Welch, S. S., & EBTCS Quality Assurance Team. (2010, November). Replication of the factor structure of the Overall Anxiety Severity and Impairment Scale (OASIS) in an outpatient clinical sample. Poster session presented at the Association for Behavior and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT) Annual Convention, San Francisco, CA.

Shipley, L., Randall, J., Bedics, J., Karwoski, L. Ph.D., Osborne, T. L., Welch, S. S., Sayrs, J., & EBTCS Quality Assurance Team. (2009, April). Change in level of emotion dysregulation during the first six months of Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT). Poster session presented at the Western Psychological Association (WPA) Annual Convention, Portland, OR.

Storch,C., Shipley, L., Randall, J., Karwoski, L. Ph.D., Osborne, T. L., Welch, S. S., & EBTCS Quality Assurance Team (2008, November). Creating a sustainable clinical-research program in a community-based treatment center: Bridging science and practice. Poster session presented at the Association for Behavior and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT) Annual Convention, Orlando, FL.