For a generation at risk, we need care that works.

Today, 18-25 year olds experience the highest prevalence of mental illness among adults. As an industry, having empirical data that informs treatment best practices and clinical outcomes can save lives.

We've invested in mental health research outcomes to be part of the solution.

mental health research outcomes

Impact

Following their time with The Dorm,
our community reports:

0%

of alumni are students or
employed full-time

0%

of parents/guardians would
refer to The Dorm

Findings

The Dorm Outcomes

As part of an ongoing 3-year outcome study evaluating our treatment model and
225 young adult clients (ages 18-30) across 5 empirically-valid psychometrics.

Cognitive Impairment

Cognitive Impairment

Statistically Significant

48% reduction in symptoms of cognitive impairment related to psychosis

Dorm clients suffering from psychosis saw reduction in symptoms related to perceived cognitive impairments (e.g., forgetting names, trouble remembering to do things).

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Statistically Significant

36% reduction in symptoms of PTSD

Dorm clients suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) saw reduction in symptoms including avoidance, amnesia, detachment, and survival/behavioral guilt.

Depression

Depression

Statistically Significant

24% reduction in symptoms of depression

Clients experienced improvements in depression symptoms, progressing from clinically severe at admission to moderate by discharge.

Generalized Anxiety Disorder

Generalized Anxiety Disorder

Statistically Significant

20% reduction in symptoms of generalized anxiety disorder

Clients experienced a decrease in symptoms of Generalized Anxiety Disorder based on nine diagnostic criteria for major depressive disorder in the DSM-V.

Sense of Rejection

Sense of Rejection

Statistically Significant

18% decrease in sense of rejection

At discharge, The Dorm clients experienced less feelings of “rejection” among peers, friends and social circles.

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We are forever grateful to those at The Dorm for playing so instrumental and instructive a role in transformational change in our son. Today [he] lives a positive, healthy, sober lifestyle following several years of substance abuse and dependency.

— Dorm Parent

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In-Person IOP Treatment Outperforms Virtual Care

In-Person IOP Treatment Outperforms Virtual Care

Groundbreaking new data across 89 young adults and over 16 months of research at The Dorm shows that in-person IOP care is superior to virtual.

75% ability to connect with their therapist

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Research Difference

A Commitment to Rigorous Standards

Third-Party Validated

Third-Party Validated

Our multi-year outcome studies are validated and overseen by a third-party IRB. Frank Buono, PhD., Yale faculty member, serves as research consultant.

Statistically Significant

Statistically Significant

Outcomes presented are statistically significant, meaning the results we see are very likely due to treatment rather than random error.

Presented & Published

Presented & Published

One of The Dorm’s research studies has been published in the JMIR Formative Research Journal while our preliminary outcomes have been presented as a research poster at The 2021 APPA.

Research Team

Amanda Fialk

Amanda Fialk

PhD, LCSW, LICSW

Partner & Chief Clinical Officer

Frank Buono

Frank Buono

PhD (consultant)

Associate Research Scientist in Psychiatry, Yale University

Brianna Cerrito

Brianna Cerrito

MS

Assistant Director of Research & Innovation

Amie DiTomasso

Amie DiTomasso

LICSW, MPH

Clinical Supervisor

Alexa Connors

Alexa Connors

LMSW

Assistant Director

Karee Jones

Karee Jones

Senior Clinical Operations Manager

Valerie Donaldson

Valerie Donaldson

MS, CASAC

Senior Clinical Community Manager

The Dorm is CARF Accredited — international accreditation that “demonstrates a program’s quality, transparency, and commitment to the satisfaction of the persons served”.

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