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Welcome to the UWM Depression Treatment Specialty Clinic. We are a clinical research laboratory devoted to understanding depression and improving acess to services and treatment for depression. Our lab conducts research and provides clinical services for the Milwaukee community.

In the News...

September 2010...Congratulations to David for receiving a UWM Graduate School Fellowship for the year, and a Graduate Student Award and a Travel Grant. Great work David!

August 2010...Welcome to the lab our newest graduate student, Maria Santos, coming from sunny and warm UCLA.

July 2010...Welcome to the lab our new graduate student Ajeng Puspitasari, who is transferring in as a second year student.

September 2009...Congratulations to David for receiving the John and Lynn Schiek Research Award in Behavior Analysis to investigate the effectiveness of applying a functional assessment procedure to maximize homework compliance.

August 2009...Dr. Kanter and his colleague Brenda Wesley are selected for and attend the weeklong NIH Summer Institute on Community Based Participatory Research Targeting the Medically Underserved in New Orleans.

May 2009...Dr. Kanter and Dr. Azara Santiago-Rivera have been awarded a 3-year NIMH R34 grant to develop Behavioral Activation for depressed Latinos. Learn more here.

April 2009...Our book on Behavioral Activation: Distinctive Features is published by Routlege Press. Please click here for more information.

2009...Congratulations to Jonathan, his colleague Doug Woods, and the Clinical Program for receiving the NIMH Award "Program of Excellence in Scientifically Validated Behavioral Treatment."

November 2008...Hot off the press and coauthored by Dr. Kanter: A Guide to Functional Analytic Psychotherapy: Awareness, Courage, Love, and Behaviorism.  Please click here for more information.

October 2008…Congratulations to Jonathan for being named the Mental Health America of Wisconsin’s “Volunteer Partner of the Year.”

September 2008…Congratulations to Laura for receiving an American Psychological Foundation award to supplement her dissertation research.

 August 2008…Congratulations to Laura and Cristal for receiving John and Lynn Schiek Research Awards in Behavior Analysis for their dissertation and master’s thesis research, respectively.

2008…Congratulations to Laura and Rachel for receiving University Dissertation Fellowships for 2008-09. 

2008…Congratulations to Keri, who is attending Baylor University for internship, and to Drew, who is attending Brown Medical School for internship.

January 2008...Dr. Kanter was awarded a Medicaid Infrastructure Grant to develop a Behavioral Activation toolkit focused on helping unemployed women with depression find and maintain employment.

Listen to Dr. Kanter talk with Joy Cardin and radio listeners about depression on WPR's Ideas Network;  October 10, 2007.

June 2007...Dr. Kanter received funding from the Charles E. Kubly Foundation to conduct research on stigma and depression.  In October, he hosted a two day workshop bringing together local community advocates and national research experts on stigma.

April, 2006... Dr. Kanter and Dr. Azara Santiago-Rivera received a Research Growth Initiative award from UWM for a project entitled "Behavioral Activation Treatment for Depression in Latino Adults: A Pilot Study."


December, 2005... Dr. Kanter was named a Research Scholar for the Center for Addictions and Behavioral Health Research (CABHR) to conduct research on the stigma of depression.  CABHR awarded Dr. Kanter a $20,000 grant to conduct this research.

Zoe Kohl Kanter continues to grow and amaze us. As such, she has earned a permanent spot on our main page.  Click here to see pictures of Zoe.

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