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Behavioral Intervention

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Mental Health Issues in Deaf Individuals

Waitlist Available
Research Sponsored by University of Rochester
Eligibility Criteria Checklist
Specific guidelines that determine who can or cannot participate in a clinical trial
Must have
18 years of age or older
Primary method of communication is ASL or PSE
Screening 3 weeks
Treatment Varies
Follow Up 1 month
Awards & highlights

Study Summary

This trial is testing an adapted version of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy designed for signing Deaf adults with symptoms of alcohol use disorder, PTSD, depression, anxiety, and/or insomnia. The goal is to see if this intervention is acceptable and feasible for use with this population and to collect feedback about the intervention.

Who is the study for?
This trial is for Deaf adults who primarily use ASL or PSE, are 18 or older, and have symptoms of alcohol use disorder, PTSD, depression, anxiety, or insomnia but aren't currently in treatment. Participants need video chat tech with internet and webcam. Those in immediate danger to themselves/others or already receiving treatment can't join.Check my eligibility
What is being tested?
The study tests an adapted Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT-TS) for Deaf individuals with certain mental health issues. It's a single-arm pilot trial where participants receive the therapy and then report on their willingness to seek professional treatment along with changes in their mental health symptoms.See study design
What are the potential side effects?
Since CBT-TS is a form of therapy involving talking and behavior strategies rather than medication, it typically doesn't have physical side effects. However, discussing traumatic experiences may temporarily increase distress.

Eligibility Criteria

Inclusion Criteria

You may be eligible if you check “Yes” for the criteria below
I am 18 years old or older.
I primarily communicate using ASL or PSE.


Screening ~ 3 weeks
Treatment ~ Varies
Follow Up ~1 month
This trial's timeline: 3 weeks for screening, Varies for treatment, and 1 month for reporting.

Treatment Details

Study Objectives

Outcome measures can provide a clearer picture of what you can expect from a treatment.
Primary outcome measures
mean change in attitudes about treatment
mean change in intention to seek treatment
mean change in perceived behavioral control about seeking treatment
+2 more
Secondary outcome measures
mean satisfaction with the intervention
proportion of eligible participant who enroll
proportion of participants eligible for the study
+2 more

Trial Design

1Treatment groups
Experimental Treatment
Group I: All ParticipantsExperimental Treatment1 Intervention
First Studied
Drug Approval Stage
How many patients have taken this drug
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Treatment Seeking (CBT-TS)

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Who is running the clinical trial?

University of RochesterLead Sponsor
846 Previous Clinical Trials
535,055 Total Patients Enrolled
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8,742 Patients Enrolled for Depression

Media Library

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Treatment Seeking (CBT-TS) (Behavioral Intervention) Clinical Trial Eligibility Overview. Trial Name: NCT05520190 — N/A
Depression Research Study Groups: All Participants
Depression Clinical Trial 2023: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Treatment Seeking (CBT-TS) Highlights & Side Effects. Trial Name: NCT05520190 — N/A
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Treatment Seeking (CBT-TS) (Behavioral Intervention) 2023 Treatment Timeline for Medical Study. Trial Name: NCT05520190 — N/A
~19 spots leftby Jun 2025