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 Yale Instruction/Investigation/Intervention in Emotional Lability and Dysregulation (YIELD)

Yale Instruction/Investigation/Intervention in Emotional Lability and Dysregulation (YIELD)

In an effort to support the clinical care of individuals effected by COVID-19 social distancing, self-isolation, and quarantine, our faculty are adding Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) skills videos. Individuals who struggle with problems of emotional lability and dysregulation, their social supports, and professionals are welcome to use these videos for self-care and/or to recommend these videos to others. Please click here to access the videos.


From left, Drs. Rajita Sinha, Seth Axelrod, and Emily Cooney after presenting at the 24th annual International Society for the Improvement and Teaching of Dialectical Behavior Therapy conference in Atlanta in November 2019.

Welcome to YIELD, a task force at Yale devoted to the Instruction/Investigation/Intervention in Emotional Lability and Dysregulation!

We are a group of educators, scientists, and clinicians dedicated to improving the understanding and treatment of those affected by chronic emotional dysregulation, including Borderline Personality Disorder and other self-destructive coping.

We are particularly committed to approaches that enhance compassion and cooperation among those struggling with these problems, their families, and professionals attempting to help them; to dispelling myths and sources of misunderstanding; and to fighting stigma related to these conditions.

Our activities involve basic research into underlying problems; traits, and correlates; clinical research to improve treatments; and education for family, clinicians, and the next generation of treatment providers.