Redesigning Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) for Autistic Young Adults in Community Clinics

Project Type(s):

Principal Investigator(s):

This project will 1) identify the unique barriers autistic young adults experience in accessing full-model Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) for suicidal thoughts and behaviors and non-suicidal self-injury in community settings, 2) determine needed adaptations to DBT from the perspectives of service providers and recipients, and 3) user-test elements of a redesigned DBT protocol. 

Project Period:
December 1, 2021 March 31, 2024

Funding Type(s):
Federal, Foundation

Health Resources & Services Administration (Autism Intervention Network on Physical Health); International Society for the Improvement and Teaching of Dialectical Behavior Therapy

Geographic Area(s):

Patient Population(s):
Young Adults

Targeted Condition(s):
Suicidal Ideation