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The Mood and Thought (MAT) Process Study

Study Information

Thank you for your interest in this research study.

We are looking at how thoughts and emotions may change during treatment for stress and depression.

What does the study involve?
Participation in the MAT Process Study would involve: 
Completing surveys, interviews, and computer-based tasks across 4 visits to Butler Hospital in Providence, RI, and
  • Participation in 10 weeks of either
    • Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) or
    • Wellness for Wellbeing class.

MBCT is an 8-week course during which you will learn about mindfulness exercises and cognitive therapy techniques.

Wellness for Wellbeing is an 8-week course during which you will learn about several health-related topics that are important for your physical and mental health.
Who can participate?
We are looking for people who:
  • Are age 18 or older
  • Are feeling stressed, depressed, or upset
  • Are looking for new ways to cope with stress
Will I be compensated for participating?
Participants can receive up to $100 and will receive treatment for free.  
How do I sign up?
If you're interested in participating, complete the form on this page or call the research team at (401) 459-8874. When we talk to you, we will discuss the study and ask some questions. If it seems like the study may be a good match for you, the research staff will arrange an in-person appointment at Butler Hospital.
Who are we?
The MAT Process Study is a research study funded by the National Institutes of Health.

Meet the Team

Morganne Kraines, PHD

Dr. Kraines is a clinical psychologist at Butler Hospital. She is also an assistant professor in the medical school at Brown and is a core faculty member at the Mindfulness Center at Brown University. As a researcher and clinician, her work focuses on understanding how and why mind-body interventions for mood disorders work.

Contact Form

To learn more about the study or to enroll, please contact our research team by filling out the form.

Butler Hospital

Recruitment Status