Research Opportunity for Moms of Three Year Olds

The University of Pittsburgh is currently recruiting research participants for a research study to learn more about the development and treatment of emotion dysregulation in youth.


The STEADY Study is currently enrolling mothers who have a child three years of age (36 to 48 months) and their child for a five-part research study that involves interviews, questionnaires, and interactive laboratory tasks. The research study will take place in the Oakland area of Pittsburgh, PA. Compensation is provided.

Am I Eligible?

  • Are you the biological mother of a three-year-old, or soon to be three-year-old child?

  • Do you feel like you're on an emotional roller coaster ride and that life is too stressful?

  • Do you have a history of troubled interpersonal relationships?

  • Do you suffer from unresolved physical/emotional trauma?

  • Do you have difficulty controlling your anger when confronted with conflict?

What is involved?

  • Phone screener & full clinical intake visit

  • Four study visits over one year

  • Mother and child will complete a series of interviews, questionnaires, and interactive tasks

  • Eligible mothers may be randomized to receive Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) Skills Training

To learn more about the research study visit or call 412.624.4578.