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Effectiveness of IPT for men and women prisoners with major depression

The purpose of this project is to conduct a full-scale (n = 180) randomized trial of the effectiveness of interpersonal psychotherapy (IPT) plus prison treatment and usual versus prison treatment as usual for men and women prisoners with major depressive disorder. Effectiveness outcomes are: 1. Depressive symptoms. 2. Suicidality. 3. In-prison functioning (i.e., enrollment and completion of correctional programs; disciplinary and incident reports; aggression/victimization; social support).

HIV/STI risk reduction for incarcerated women with interpersonal violence

The purpose of this project is to develop and test an intervention that will reduce HIV/STI risk and other risk behaviors among incarcerated women leaving prison. It has three stages: 1) focus groups to help design the intervention; 2) a small (n=15) open trial, and 3) a randomized trial (n=40). The intervention will be divided into cue card sessions, grouped together by topic. Topics include interpersonal violence, HIV/STI information, and other interconnected public health problems facing women.

Group IPT for major depression following perinatal loss

The purpose of this project is to evaluate the feasibility, acceptability, and initial efficacy of group interpersonal psychotherapy (IPT) for major depressive disorder following perinatal loss. The project includes focus groups and a small open trial, followed by a small, randomized controlled trial (n = 60). The study is now recruiting for the randomized trial.

Sober Network IPT for perinatal women with comorbid substance use and depression

To adapt IPT for perinatal depression into Sober Network IPT to treat co-occurring substance use disorder and major depressive disorder among pregnant and post-partum women, and to test its feasibility, acceptability, and initial efficacy in a community setting relative to a community treatment as usual in a sample of 50 women.