Under the direction of Sona Dimidjian, Ph.D., the Center for Research, Evidence-Based, Services, and Training (CREST) program at the University of Colorado, Boulder focuses on developing, investigating, and providing evidence based treatments to reduce problems that cause suffering in people’s lives and to promote sustained well-being.
We focus on the problem of depression generally and specifically on the mental health needs of women, with an emphasis on helping women and their loved ones navigate important transitions throughout the life cycle, including pregnancy and the postpartum.
Our clinical research addresses a broad range of topics, including examining the clinical benefit of psychological interventions, such as cognitive and behavior therapies, and contemplative practices, such as mindfulness meditation and yoga. In the context of such clinical research studies, we apply the most rigorous and careful methods to learn what interventions work, for whom, and how. We also seek to understand the causes of depression and its impact on the lives of women, children, and families so that we can develop more effective interventions. Click here to learn more about our clinical research.
We also are committed to translating our science into practice by providing specialized education, training, and consultation to students and professionals in evidence-based interventions. Click here to learn more about our education efforts.
Finally, we provide a range of clinical services to women during pregnancy, postpartum, and beyond. Click here to learn more about our clinic.