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Engage & Connect: A novel, neuroscience-informed streamlined psychotherapy for postpartum depression

Clinical Trial Details

This study will test the effectiveness of Engage & Connect, a simplified psychotherapy for depression after birth that aims to increase social connectedness and decrease feelings of isolation through engagement in social activities.

Participation includes 9 sessions of talk therapy and 4 research visits with questions about your mood, thoughts, and physical health. All visits are conducted over video.

Compensation is available up to $120.

Key Eligibility: 
  1. Open to all adults who have given birth in the last 4-12 weeks
  2. Not currently in psychotherapy
  3. No history or presence of psychiatric diagnoses other than depression, generalized anxiety disorder, or specific phobia

Detailed eligibility will be discussed with the study team.



Study contact by location

Upper East Side - Manhattan


Dustin Phan
(646) 289-5204 ext. 701

Primary Investigator(s)

Protocol ID(s)

Weill Cornell Medicine IRB #:




Open to Enrollment

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