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.
2017 - 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, is the winner of this year's Trailblazer Award. 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.
Past Award Recipients