Trailblazer Awards

Each year, the Schizophrenia and Other Serious Mental Disorders SIG presents an award to a mental health scientist practitioner who has made a pioneering impact on the knowledge and treatment of serious mental illness. This trailblazer presents his/her work at the SIG meeting during the ABCT Annual Convention and is presented with an award acknowledging his/her achievements.

In 2017, the Trailblazer Award went to Eric Granholm, Ph.D., Professor of Psychiatry at UCSD and Associate Chief of Psychology and Director of the Center Of Recovery Education (CORE) treatment program at the VA San Diego Healthcare System.  Dr. Granholm has been an active basic and clinical researcher in the areas of neuropsychology, pupillometry, ecological momentary assessment, mobile interventions and cognitive behavior therapy in consumers with schizophrenia. He developed Cognitive Behavioral Social Skills Training (CBSST) and has conducted several clinical trials of CBSST for schizophrenia.  Dr. Granholm presented his work in a lecture and Q & A session at our Annual SIG Meeting at ABCT.  Slides from Dr. Granholm's presentation are available here.  

Pictured here, SIG President Dr. Yoman and 2017 Trailblazer Award Winner, Dr. Granholm.  

Past Award Recipients

Steven M. Silverstein, Ph.D. (slides from Dr. Silverstein's presentation are available here)
Nicholas Tarrier, Ph.D.
Robert P. Liberman, Ph.D.
Alan S. Bellack, Ph.D.