Depression Treatment and Research Program

The Depression Treatment and Research Program (DTRP) is part of the Department of Psychology at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. The DTRP lab is dedicated to improving the lives of people suffering from depression through innovative research and clinical services. Our research focuses on cognitive, affective, and motivational processes in depression and how short-term therapy can help people recover.

The DTRP Team: Fall 2021

(L to R) Ashley Rendon, David Miller, Evelin Franco-Galindo, Elise Coffman, Kathleen Maloney, Destiny Smith, Breanna Meadows, Eshaa Ahmed, Jordan Sasiela, Maddie White, Maya McLamb, Emily Badillo-Winard, (missing) Amara Leak


  • Congratulations to some of our undergraduate lab alumni on their acceptances into graduate school!!!

      • Eshaa Ahmed will be in UNCG's counseling master's program

      • Amara Leak will be going to Nova Southeastern's PsyD program

      • Destiny Smith will be joining UNCG's master's program in Peace and Conflict Studies

  • Welcome to our newest lab member, Jack Rubacka, who will be joining us in the fall

  • Maddie White and Emily Badillo-Winard presented at the ADAA meeting in Denver, CO in March. Emily's poster was featured in a online psychiatry news site:

  • Congratulations to Jordan Sasiela who will be heading to Sherman Oaks, CA for internship later in the summer

  • The Strong Minds study, funded by a R01 grant from NIMH, is now under way! This is an exciting collaborative project with the Caminos lab (Dr. Gaby Stein) and our partner site, the Disparities Research Unit at Mass General (Dr. Margarita Alegria). See our web page: