About Our Lab

The RISE Mental Health Lab is directed by Dr. Shannon Dorsey and is housed in the Department of Psychology at the University of Washington.

Our research projects focus on dissemination and implementation of evidence-based treatment (EBT) for children and adolescents both domestically and internationally. We are interested in questions involving training and supervision of providers to increase access to EBT.

In the State of Washington, we are currently focused on Trauma-focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) and common elements interventions, as well as how to support community based-supervisors in supervising clinicians who deliver EBT. Our global mental health work is focused on implementation of EBT in low and middle-income countries, using a task-shifting/sharing model in which lay counselors deliver EBT under close supervision of local supervisors and external (e.g., US-based) expert trainers.