About The Author

Stephanie Jarvi Steele is a postdoctoral fellow at the Center for Anxiety and Related Disorders at Boston University. Dr. Steele's research has focused on further understanding the psychiatric correlates that maintain self-injurious thoughts and behaviors.

Unified Protocol For Treating Multiple Mental Health Concerns

Patients seeking treatment for mental health concerns often meet criteria for more than one disorder. Despite high rates of comorbidity, most evidence-based interventions are designed to address a single disorder (e.g., panic disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, major depressive disorder). This practice is problematic because it forces clinicians and patients to choose which disorder to focus