AIM 2023 Implementation & Equity Grantee: Galen McNeil, PhD
2023 – AIM Implementation & Equity Grant to Dr. Galen McNeil from the UCLA Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior
Dr. McNeil’s study proposes a pilot randomized-controlled trial of the Youth Intervention for Positive Emotion Enhancement (YIPEE) protocol for treatment-seeking anxious youth and their caregivers. This novel, brief two-session intervention adapts two Buddhist meditation practices, Loving-Kindness and Appreciative Joy, both of which significantly increase positive emotion in adults. Caregivers will be involved to promote socialization of positive emotion after sessions, encourage homework compliance, and facilitate generalizability of skills.