Changes in Brain Function through Repeated Emotion Regulation Training

This Study examines how increasing mastery of emotion regulation skills through guided practice may change brain function.

Study participation includes a clinical interview, questionnaires, training in emotion regulation techniques, and two fMRI brain scans.

Who Can participate? Participants must be…
  • Between the ages of 18-50
  • Right-handed
  • Have mild to moderate levels of depression OR no current psychiatric disorder
  • Not currently taking any psychotropic medications
  • Participation consists of 2 study visits, which will include fMRI brain scans to complete all procedures.
  • In-between study visits participants complete 6 guided emotion regulation practice sessions at home (laptop provided).
  • Each brain scan study visit lasts 3-4 hours.
  • All information collected is kept confidential.
What will I do if I participate?
What do I get out of this?
  • Compensation is $20.00 per hour for completion of brain scan study visits.
  • Knowledge and hands on experience using empirically validated emotional regulation skills from the comfort of your home
If you have any questions about the study, please contact Karen Kesten or Ellen Wikler by email or phone:
Karen Kesten: / (860) 545-7776
Ellen Wikler: / (860) 972-7077
How do I get involved?

Researchers on this Study

Olin Neuropsychiatry Research Center