June 12, 2023
RIT and FDA test digital therapy/avatar to treat addiction, reduce intimate partner violence
Researchers from five colleges at RIT are testing a new way to deliver mental health therapy to people struggling with alcohol/drug addiction and aggressive behavior. RIT is running a randomized clinical trial with the Food and Drug Administration to test the therapy platform “RITchCBT” as a tool for treating people whose substance use disorders have led to intimate partner violence.
October 18, 2022
Digital therapy treatments give RIT researchers tools to reach rural communities in N.Y. and N.H.
RIT behavioral health researchers are providing remote mental health care and addiction therapy to rural communities in New York and New Hampshire and training for therapists to deploy the digital treatments at their clinics.
January 4, 2022
RIT clinical psychology program wins award from Lee Foundation
Caroline Easton, director of the RIT Priority Behavioral Health and Clinical Psychology program, was awarded $100,000 from the Buffalo-based Patrick P. Lee Foundation to create a new clinical psychology postdoctoral fellowship.
January 15, 2021
Researcher opens behavioral health clinic
RIT’s behavioral health program is expanding in new directions with a clinic on campus and federal funding to deliver addiction treatment in rural communities in upstate New York and New Hampshire.
October 16, 2020
RIT behavioral health researchers expand opioid addiction treatment to rural N.Y., N.H.
RIT’s Behavioral Health program is expanding in new directions with a clinic on campus and federal funding to deliver addiction treatment in rural communities in upstate New York and rural New Hampshire.
August 29, 2019
Dr. Caroline Easton Awarded $1.4 Million Grant
The United States Department of Health and Human Services (HRSA) awarded Dr. Caroline Easton close to $1.4 Million Dollars. HRSA designated her as an awardee for the Graduate Psychology Education (GPE) Program designed to Advance the Field of Addiction Treatments within the Profession of Clinical Psychology.