The WAVE Study (Ways for Adolescents to Validate Emotions)

Protocol Description

This study is investigating the effectiveness of two types of talk therapy (Dialectical Behavior Therapy, or DBT, versus Standard of Care Psychotherapy) in addition to usual clinical care among adolescents and young adults with bipolar disorder.

Eligibility Criteria

Adolescents ages 12-18 with diagnosed bipolar disorder, and their parents/legal guardians.


Participants will complete 1 year of psychotherapy treatment, in addition to interviews and questionnaires.

Status: Open to Enrollment

Additional Information

Adolescent Medicine Research


Yes – contact study coordinator for details

Primary Investigator

Tina Goldstein, PhD

Contact Information

Megan Krantz: 412-864-3321;