Trailblazer Awards

Each year, the Psychosis and schizophrenia spectrum 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.

Shirley M. Glynn, Ph.D., is the recipient of the 2018 PASS-SIG Trailblazer award, in celebration of her achievements in research, clinical work, and dissemination and implementation of evidence-based services for people with Psychosis and schizophrenia spectrum.  This work has encompassed supported employment, social skills training, and family therapy to promote recovery from schizophrenia and psychosis.  Her work highlighting the critical importance of the family environment and family interventions has been particularly groundbreaking.  She’s been a principal or co-principal investigator on NIMH and VA funded studies examining the benefits of behavioral family therapy in schizophrenia, combat-related PTSD, and co-occurring substance use disorders, as well as testing innovative strategies to involve families in the care of their loved ones with serious mental illnesses.  Dr. Glynn is one of the original members of the PASS-SIG.  She is a Clinical Research Psychologist at the VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System at West Los Angeles and a Research Psychologist at the Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior at the University of California-Los Angeles (UCLA). 

Dr. Glynn delivered a presentation on her work at our SIG’s annual meeting at the ABCT convention in Washington, DC. 


Past Award Recipients

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