Opportunity to Participate in Research 

This research is led by Jenae Richardson, a fourth-year doctoral candidate in the clinical psychology program at Long Island University (LIU).  The following message is from her.  

"For my dissertation, I am seeking the participation of clinicians who currently provide (or have provided in the past) CBT for psychosis (CBTp) to their clients. Although CBTp is an evidence-based treatment for individuals with schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders and is recommended by national treatment guidelines to be used in conjunction with antipsychotics to improve medication-resistant psychotic symptoms, it remains very underutilized in the U.S. To better understand this issue, I aim to interview clinicians about their experiences implementing CBTp, which can help to shed light on some of the barriers to implementation, identify solutions, and inform training efforts. 

To be eligible to participate in my study, you must be either a trainee or licensed mental health professional in the United States that uses CBT for psychosis either in individual therapy or in group therapy with clients who primarily have diagnoses of schizophrenia or other psychotic disorders. Eligible participants also should have been using CBT for psychosis in their work with their clients for at least 6 months. Clinicians not currently using CBTp with their clients can also participate if they have provided it to their clients for at least 6 months within the past 7 years. If you are eligible and interested in participating, please email me at to receive a link to complete a brief survey to determine your eligibility for participating. If you are eligible to participate in the study, I will email you to schedule an interview that will occur during the next few months. Participants who complete the study will receive a $25 Visa gift card as compensation for their participation. This study has been approved by LIU Post’s Institutional Review Board (IRB No. 17/10-147P).     

If you have any questions, please contact me at or my faculty sponsor, Dr. Jill Rathus, at If you have specific questions regarding your rights as an individual participating in research, please do not hesitate to contact Dr. Lacey Sischo, the IRB Administrator at LIU Post, at or (516)-299-3591."


ABCT 2017 Recap & Information

Community Forum on SMI:  On Thursday, our SIG provided a forum focused on treatment of Serious Mental Illness, which was free and open to the public.  Special thanks to our presenters, Mary Sullivan, MSWShirley Glynn, PhD, and Jerome Yoman, PhD.  

Symposia and Panels with “Schizophrenia” tag: Several unique presentations discussed treatment for a variety of psychosis-related topics, including co-occuring psychosis and PTSD, diversity considerations in treatment of psychosis, including immigration status, implementation in community mental health settings, cognitive remediation, and self-stigma.  It was a busy year.

SIG activities: The SIG meeting this year included the presentation of the Trailblazer award to Eric Granholm (more information available under the "Trailblazer Award" tab) as well as the second annual Schizophrenia/SMI SIG Happy Hour.  Information about the SIG poster session, as well as other relevant posters, is available under the "SIG Posters" tab.  

Other activities: Many SIG members attended ABCT’s many professional development opportunities (e.g., meet & greets, student and early career development panels, and Friday night training site parties). Many also took advantage of a healthy dose of other enlightening presentations.  


Article on SMI SIG in The Behavior Therapist

Don’t miss the excellent article by Synder, Spaulding, and Sullivan regarding the SMI SIG published in the ABCT October 2016 edition of The Behavior Therapist (p. 291): Schizophrenia and other SMI SIG: after 30 years, still the forgotten stepchild


SMI in the News:

USA Today article on people with schizophrenia and police interactions

Recent New York Times article discussing collaborative decision-making approaches for people with schizophrenia

Meta-Cognitive Training for Psychosis Manuals Available Online

The free download is permitted on the understanding that any commercial use is prohibited. Copyright regulations apply (e.g., no manipulation of material, no incorporation of slides into other programs without prior consultation of the authors). Via the links on this website, you can download the MCT modules and homework. Please also see two new modules that highlight self-esteem and dealing with stigma, which can be run in addition to the standard modules, or as standalone sessions.