Kristen Laib, MS

Kristen is interested in improving the breadth and quality of services provided to individuals with severe mental illness.  In addition to improving individualized services (e.g., psychotherapy), Kristen is interested in public policy and administration aimed at improving mental health treatment systems.  Kristen incorporates mixed-method analysis to increase our understanding of systemic factors upon individual treatment outcomes.  The contextual information provided through mixed-method analysis can increase the translation and generalization of research findings across a variety of treatment settings. 

This year, Kristen is continuing her work at the Community Mental Health Center as a psychology extern at the Day Rehabilitation facility, Midtown Center.  Midtown provides day rehabilitation services to adults with serious mental illness, with a goal of improving daily and occupational functioning.  She works as a team member providing technical expertise, monitoring of services, and program development activities. 

Last year, Kristen worked at the Community Mental Health Center providing individual therapy, psychological evaluation, completing intake assessments, and program evaluation.

Email Kristen: kristenlaib@yahoo.com

Publications

Combs, D., Tosheva, A., Penn, D., Basso, M., Wanner, J., Laib, K. (2008). Attentional Shaping as a Means to Improve Emotion Perception Deficits in Schizophrenia. Schizophrenia Research, 105(1-3), 68-77.

Presentations & Posters

Laib, K.,
Gallegos, Y.E., & Spaulding, W. D. (2012, November).  Results of a Screening Measure of Neuropsychological Functioning in a Population with Severe Mental Illness.  Poster presented at the annual convention of the Association of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, Washington, D.C.

Laib, K., Gallegos, Y.E., Combs, D.R., & Spaulding, W. D. (2011, November).  Rehabilitation Specialists’ Perspectives of Schizophrenia and Employment. Poster presented at the annual convention of the Association of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, Toronto, Ontario.

Liu, N. H., Laib, K., Harvey, J., & Spaulding, W. D. (2010). Effectiveness of state-implemented supported employment programs for SMI. Poster presented at the annual convention of the Association of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, San Francisco, CA. 

Combs, D.R., Finn, J.L., Basso, M.R., Penn, D.L., Laib, K., Waits, B.L., Reneau, C., Chapman, D.C., & Griffiths, J. (2008, November).  Social perception and social functioning in sub-clinical paranoia.  Poster presented at the annual convention of the Association of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, Orlando, FL.
                                                          
Combs, D.R., Tosheva, A., Laib, K., Griffiths, J., & Chapman, D. (2008, November). Attentional-shaping as a means to improve emotion perception deficits in schizophrenia.  Poster presented at the annual convention of the Association of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, Orlando, FL.

Combs, D., Basso, M., Waguspack, J., Chapman, D., Laib, K., Waits, B., Reneau, C.,Griffiths, J. (2008). The Role of Neuropsychological, Social Cognition, and Symptoms in the Prediction of Social Functioning in Schizophrenia. International Neuropsychological Society Meeting. Atlanta, GA. Feb 2008.