Liz Cook , MA

Liz possesses a range of research interests within the serious mental illness field. These include the neurocognitive and social cognitive deficits associated with psychotic disorders, the relationship between cognition, psychotic symptoms, and psychosocial functioning, treatment for psychotic disorders, and consumer-provided services.

Prior to coming to UNL, Liz received her BA from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2006. While there, she worked on projects investigating the prodromal stage of psychosis, and psychosocial treatment for first episode psychosis.

Liz's placement this year is research assistant for the RAISE Project. 

Email Liz:psych.cook@gmail.com

Publications

Penn, D. L., Uzenoff, S. R., Perkins, D., Mueser, K. T., Hamer, R., Waldheter, E., Saade, S., & Cook, L. (in press). Corrigendum to “a pilot investigation of the graduated recovery intervention program (GRIP) for first episode psychosis.” Schizophrenia Research.

Penn, D. L., Uzenoff, S. R., Perkins, D., Mueser, K. T., Hamer, R., Waldheter, E., Saade, S., & Cook, L. (2011). A pilot investigation of the Graduated Recovery Intervention Program (GRIP) for first episode psychosis. Schizophrenia Research, 125, 247-256.

Cook, E. A., Davidson, C. A., Nolting, J. R., & Spaulding, W. D. (2011). Observed ward behavior strongly associated with independent living skills. Journal of Psychopathology and Behavioral Assessment, 33, 111-120.

Waldheter, E.J., Penn, D.L., Perkins, D.O., Mueser, K.T., Owens, L.W., Cook, E.A. (2008). The Graduated Recovery Intervention Program for First Episode Psychosis: Treatment Development and Preliminary Data. Community Mental Health Journal, 44, 443-455.

Presentations & Posters

Cook, E. A. & Johnson, J. (2012). A crash course in peer provided service research. Workshop given at the 6th Annual Peer Specialist Conference. New York, NY.

Cook, E. A., Allen, A. B., & Davidson, C. A. (2011). Latent factor structure of the multnomah community ability scale and the service engagement scale. Poster presented at the 45th Annual Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies. Toronto, ON.

Liu, N. H., Cook, E. A., Davidson, C. A., Tarasenko, M., & Spaulding, W. D. (2011). Longitudinal prediction of social functioning by baseline cognition and internal locus of control in persons with SMI living in the community. Poster presented at the 45th Annual Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies. Toronto, ON.

Cook, E. A., Liu, N. H., Tarasenko, M., Davidson, C. A., & Spaulding, W. D. (2011). Longitudinal relationships between neurocognition, social cognition, and community functioning in outpatients with serious mental illness (SMI). Poster presented at the 14th Annual Cognitive Remediation in Psychiatry. New York, NY.

Cook, E. A., Davidson, C. A., Bottoms, H. C., Kleinlein, P., Wynne, A., Tarasenko, M., Reddy, F., Nolting, J., Choi, K. H., & Spaulding, W. (2010). An exploratory analysis of functioning across biosystemic levels of organization in inpatients and outpatients with serious mental illness. Poster presented at the 44th Annual Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies. San Francisco, CA.

Davidson, C. A., Cook, E. A., Bottoms, H. C., Gallegos, Y., Spaulding, W. (2010). The inventory of self-efficacy and externality (I-SEE) in a community mental health center: reliability, factor structure, validity, and a proposed validity scale. Poster presented at the 44th Annual Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies. San Francisco, CA.

Kleinlein, P., Choi, K., Cook, E., Davidson, C. A., & Spaulding, W. (2010). Social cognition and interaction training (SCIT) for outpatients with schizophrenia-spectrum disorders. Poster presented at the 44th Annual Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies. San Francisco, CA.

Liu, N. H., Cook, E. A., & Spaulding, W. D. (2010). Cognitive rehabilitation: which treatment works for which outcome? Poster presented at the 44th Annual Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies. San Francsico, CA.

Cook, E. A., Johnson, R. W., Wynne, A., Tarasenko, M., & Spaulding, W. D. (2009, November). The Comprehensive Inventory of Mental Health and Recovery and Rehabilitation Services (CIMHRRS): A One Year Case Study. Poster presented at the 43rd Annual Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies. New York City, NY.

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.

Bottoms, H. C., Cook, E. A., & Spaulding, W. D. (2009, November). Trends in Locus of Control Beliefs and Biosystemic Levels of Functioning in Inpatients with Serious Mental Illness. Poster presented at the 43rd Annual Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies. New York City, NY.

Gallegos, Y. E., Davidson, C. A., Cook, E. A., & Spaulding, W. (2009, November). Independent Living Skills Inventory (ILSI) and the Nurses' Observational Scale for Inpatient Evaluation, 30-item version (NOSIE) predict length of hospitalization. Poster presented at the 43rd Annual Assocation for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies. New York City, NY.

Tarasenko, M., Kleinlein, P., Choi, K., Davidson, C. A., Cook, E., & Spaulding, W. (2009, November). Emotion Perception and Social Functioning in Serious Mental Illness: Differential Relationships Among Inpatients and Outpatients. Poster presented at the 43rd Annual Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies. New York City, NY.

Davidson, C. A., Cook, E. A., Nolting, J., & Spaulding, W. (2008, November). Observed Ward Behavior Strongly Associated with Real World Living Skills: An Analysis of Concurrent Validity between NOSIE and ILSI. Poster presented at the 42nd Annual Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies. Orlando, FL.

Tarasenko, M., Kleinlein, P., Choi, K., Cook, E., Davidson, C. A., & Spaulding, W. D. (2008, November). Differential Processing of Emotional Cues in Inpatients and Outpatients with Serious Mental Illness. Poster presented at the 42nd Annual Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies. Orlando, FL.

Choi, K., Reddy, L. F., Wynne, A., Tarasenko, M., Davidson, C. A., Cook, E. & Spaulding, W.D. (2008, November). Memory Functioning Trajectories as a Level of Severity of Child Abuse during Inpatient Psychiatric Rehabilitation: An 18-Month Longitudinal Study Using Multilevel Modeling (MLM). Poster presented at the 42nd Annual Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies. Orlando, FL.