Program Details: Open to the public

Center for Research, Evidence-Based Services, and Training (CREST)

Under the direction of Sona Dimidjian, Ph.D., the Center for Research, Evidence-Based Services, and Training (CREST) at CU-Boulder focuses on developing, investigating, and teaching evidence-based treatments to reduce problems that cause suffering in people's lives and to promote sustained well-being.

The program focuses on the problem of depression generally and specifically on the mental health needs of women, with an emphasis on helping women and their loved ones navigate important transitions throughout the life cycle, including pregnancy and the postpartum.

Our clinical research addresses a broad range of topics including the clinical benefit of psychological interventions, such as cognitive and behavior therapies, and contemplative practices, such as mindfulness meditation and yoga. In the context of such clinical research studies, the most rigorous and careful methods are applied to learn what interventions work, for whom, and how. Our research also also seeks to understand the causes of depression and its impact on the lives of women, children, and families so that more effective interventions can be developed.

Our team is committed to integrating science and practice by providing specialized education, training, and consultation to students, professionals, and members of the community.

Please visit our website for additional information on how to seek services or volunteer with our clinic.

This is a public program. For more information, please visit the program website.


On Campus

  • Center for Community Center for Innovation & Creativity

In Colorado

  • Boulder
  • Denver

Program Partners

Supporting This Program

  • Department of Psychology and Neuroscience, CU Boulder

Sponsoring Units

Arts & Sciences, College of

  • Psychology & Neuroscience, Department of

Program Contact

Christina Metcalf
303-492-7378 (49-CREST)

Program Categories


  • Psychology

Program Types:

  • Clinical Services
  • Online Resources
  • Professional Development - Other
  • Public Lecture/Demonstration


  • Families
  • General Public
  • Minority Group(s)
  • Senior Citizens
  • Socio-Economic Disadvantaged

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