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Transformative Research

Transformative Research

Offering the best new treatment opportunities available through clinical research
Transformative Research

Through the integration of research into clinical care, every youth seen in our clinics is provided an opportunity to participate in innovative, leading edge treatment they cannot get in day-to-day clinical care. 

Our researchers work closely with the clinical and front-line staff to ensure care and research is closely linked and mutually supportive.

Our research programs bring together scientists from complementary specialties, including brain imaging, genetics, neurobiology and neurochemistry.

Current studies:

Mapping brain networks at first visit to provide early detection of social impairment
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Monitoring tool
Virtual reality treatment of motivation deficits in patients with schizophrenia 
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Prediction of persistent negative symptoms
Using imaging to predict response to treatment for justice-involved youth

Brain stimulation Early ascertainment of psychosis spectrum symptoms

​tDCS to improve motivation and emotional difficulties in youth at risk for psychosis
A knowledge exchange network that facilitates access for families and professionals
​A welcome basket to improve discharge transitions
Monitoring tool
​An app designed to help users reduce or quit drinking
Monitoring tool
A mobile app to enhance self-efficacy among help-seeking transition-aged youth

Our research allows us to translate the latest clinical and scientific evidence to better intervention and recovery strategies, making a real difference to the lives of youth in transition



The Slaight Family Centre is continually seeking young people - with and without mental illness - to participate in our research.


All of our research advances the following goals:

• Improve existing treatments
• Discover new treatments
• Improve early detection
• Identify risk and resilience factors
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