Jeffrey Nolting, PhD

Jeff’s general research and clinical interests fall in the area of serious mental illness (SMI). In particular, he is interested in developing psychoeducational modules that address adherence to treatment and rehabilitation regimens for inpatient populations. In addition, Jeff is interested in enhancing ongoing interrater reliability of existing observational measures used by direct care staff used to inform treatment planning decisions and sequencing of psychoeducational treatment modules. It naturally follows that updated and in some instances new and novel direct care staff training is necessitated. Further research focuses on recent mental health reform initiatives that move seriously mentally ill persons into less restrictive community based settings at an increasingly rapid rate, who are being replaced by persons that have been adjudicated Not-Responsible-by-Reason-of-Insanity (NRRI). Thus, information is urgently needed on how the influx of NRRI persons in this rapidly changing therapeutic rehabilitation milieu affects both direct care staff and the persons committed to these facilities. Another of Jeff’s research interests is the role of autobiographical memory in mediating social cognition in schizophrenia.

After spending many years in Wall Street firms in the fixed income/derivatives area, attaining the level of executive director, Jeff returned to school to pursue his life’s ambition. He received his B. S. in psychology from the University of Utah in 2001, and subsequently attended Nova Southeastern University’s clinical psychology Ph.D. program, concentrating in neuropsychology, for one year. Prior to coming to UNL, Jeff was a Treatment Unit Manager at the Beatrice State Developmental Center in Beatrice, NE. In addition, Jeff volunteered his extra time at the Lincoln Regional Center’s Community Transition Program, where he performed objective psychological assessments.

During his graduate student career Jeff was a Senior Psychology Extern in the Lincoln Regional Center Psychiatric Rehabilitation Program where he represented psychology on interdisciplinary treatment teams. He was also the Project Manager for the Decision Science in Rehabilitation (DSR) grant project.

Jeff completed a postdoctoral at Fulton State Hospital in Fulton, Missouri and is now directing development of psychiatric rehabilitation there.  

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Spaulding, W. & Nolting, J. Psychotherapy for schizophrenia in the year 2030: Prognosis and prognostication. Schizophr Bull. 2006;32,S1:S94-S105. First published on August 11, 2006, doi:10.1093/schbul/sb1024

Publications In Progress
Spaulding, W.D., Johnson, R.W., Nolting, J. R., Collins, A. (in progress). Chapter 16: Treatment resistant schizophrenia. In D. Castle, D. Copolov, T. Wykes, & K. T. Mueser (Eds.), Pharmacological & Psychosocial Treatments in Schizophrenia 2 nd Edition. Milton Park, Oxfordshire, UK: Informa Healthcare. (Manuscript submitted).

Presentations & Posters

Johnson, R. W., Cook, E. A., Choi, K., Nolting, J., & Spaulding, W. (2009, November). The Comprehensive Inventory of Mental Health and Recovery and Rehabilitation Services (CIMHRRS): Profiling Organizational Landscapes. Poster presented at the 43rd Annual Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies. New York City, NY.

Choi, K. H., Nolting, J. R., & Spaulding, W. D. (2007, October). Computer System Development for Therapy-Activity-Class Tracking. Poster presented at the 1st Threshold Conference, Chicago, IL.

Choi, K. H., Liu, N. H., Nolting, J.R., & Spaulding, W.D. (2007). The Role of Neurocognitive and Socio-cognitive Measures in Predicting Social Functioning Following One-Year Intensive Psychiatric Rehabilitation in Individuals with SMI. Poster presented at the 10th Cognitive Remediation in Psychiatry, New York, NY.

Coffman, J., Johnson, J. R., Spaulding, W. D., & Sullivan, M. E. (2006, November). In J.R. Nolting & R.W. Johnson (Mods.), Recovery and rehabilitation: Integrating clinical practice, best available research, and person characteristics in a state hospital inpatient unit for persons with serious mental illness. Panel Discussion conducted at the 40th ABCT Annual Convention, Chicago, IL.

Collins, A., Nolting, J., & Spaulding, W. (2006, November). Depot antipsychotics: A shorter time to discharge? Poster presented at the 40th Annual Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies. Chicago, IL.

Chambers, D., Hunter, R.H., Monroe-DeVita, M., & Neale, M.C. (2005, November). In J.E. Vogler & J.R. Nolting (Mods.), Putting theory into practice: Expanding evidence-based practice. Panel Discussion conducted at 39th ABCT Annual Convention, Washington, DC.

Nolting, J.R., Kleinlein, P., & Spaulding, W.D. (2005). NRRI vs. Non-NRRI: Difference of staff perceptions and implications for staff training and patient treatment decisions. Poster presented at the 39th ABCT Annual Convention, Washington, DC.

Strachan, E. D., Bader, S., Nolting. J. R., & Spaulding, W. D. (2004). The role of neurocognitive ability in perceptions of involuntary treatment: Comparisons of RBANS and MAES scores. Poster presented at the 38 th AABT Annual Convention, New Orleans, LA.

Strachan, E. D., Nolting, J. R., Bader, S., & Spaulding, W. D. (2004). Evaluation of education and skill training regarding involuntary hospitalization for psychiatric inpatients. Poster presented at the 38 th AABT Annual Convention, New Orleans, LA.

Golden, Z., Greene, L., Korman, B., Harvey, D., Nolting, J., & Golden, C. (2003). The effect of HOBT on improvement in brain injured adults. Poster presented at the National Academy of Neuropsychology Conference, October 17, 2003, Dallas, TX.

Golden, Z., Korman, B., Greene, L., Golden, C., Nolting, J., & Harvey, D. (2003). Effects of hyberbaric oxygen treatment on cognition in brain injured children. Poster presented at the National Academy of Neuropsychology Conference, October 17, 2003, Dallas, TX.