Welcome to Psychological Intervention Research Team (PIRT)

Our research team studies the change process in psychotherapy, addressing a number of research questions using a range of research methods. We are interested in the relation of

  • client characteristics
  • therapist characteristics
  • features of the therapist-client relationship
  • properties of the psychological intervention itself

to both the process of a psychological intervention and its eventual outcome. Through our research we are seeking to improve the efficacy and acceptability of psychological interventions to those seeking help for mental health problems.


We are supported by:

This research was supported by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada.

We are affliated with:

Centre for Mental Health Research