Felice Reddy, PhD

Felice's research interests focus on treatment development for social and cognitive impairments of schizophrenia. Currently she is investigating effort-based decision making and motivation in schizophrenia, in relation to negative symptoms and treatment outcomes.  Felice received her BS (Psychology) from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill prior to completing her doctoral work at UNL. She completed her clinical internship at the West Haven VA Connecticut Healthcare System.   She is currently a postdoctoral fellow at the Greater Los Angeles VA supported by the VA’s Advanced Fellowship in Mental Illness Research and Treatment.

Email Felice: lenafelice@ucla.edu

Publications

Liu, N.H., Reddy, L. F., Choi, K. H., Spaulding, W.D. (under review). Recovery of functioning in persons with schizophrenia.

DeKraai, M., Reddy, L. F., Baxter, B., Schubauer, J., & Glover, T. (under review). The Integration of an Evidence-Based Practice Within a System of Care: A Case Study in Central Nebraska.

Reddy, L. F., & Spaulding, W. D., Jansen, M.A., Menditto, A.A., & Pickett, S. (in press). Psychologists’ roles and opportunities in rehabilitation and recovery for serious mental illness: A survey of training and doctoral education. Training and Education in Professional Psychology.

Reddy, L. F. & DiLillo, D. (2009). David Miklowitz's Family Focused Therapy Featured in NY Times. Behavior Therapist, 32.

Choi, K.H., Reddy, L. F., & Spaulding, W.D. (2009). Memory as a moderator in the relationship between child sexual abuse and maladaptive functioning in people with severe mental illness. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, 197, 282-286.

Symposia and Panel Discussions

Reddy, L. F., DeKraai, M., & Speck, K. (2007, August).Defining and Applying Evidence-Based Mental Health Practices and Behavioral Supports. Panel discussion presented at the 115th annual convention of the American Psychological Association, San Francisco, CA.

Presentations and Posters

Tarasenko, M., Reddy, F., & Spaulding, W. D. (2010, November). Different Neurocognitive Abilities Moderate the Relationship between Affect Perception and Community Functioning Among Subpopulations of People with Serious Mental Illness. Poster presented at the 44th Annual Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies. San Francisco, CA.

Reddy, F., & Spaulding, W. D. (2009). Psychologists' contributions to rehabilitation and recovery for serious mental illness: A survey of training and doctoral education. Poster presented at the 43rd Annual Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies. New York City, NY.

Reddy, L. F., Wynne, A., & Spaulding, W. D. (2009). The relationship between neurocognitive functioning and childhood abuse among persons with SMI: Mediating proximal and distal factors. Poster presented at the 43rd Annual Assocation for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies. New York City, NY.

Choi, K., Reddy, L. F., Liu, N., & Spaulding, W. (2009, November). History of childhood abuse and recovery of neurocognition during inpatient psychiatric rehabilitation: 18-month longitudinal study. Poster presented at the 43rd Annual Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies. New York City, NY.

Choi, K., Reddy, L. F., & Spaulding, W. D. (2008). Cognitive Functioning Trajectories as a Level of Severity of Child Abuse during Inpatient Psychiatric Rehabilitation: 18 Month Longitudinal Study. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies in Orlando, FL, November 2008.

Collins, A., Reddy, L. F., Chavez, V., Burkey, T. & Spaulding, W. (2008, Nov). Predictors of DBT Effectiveness in a State Psychiatric Hospital. Poster presented at the 42nd ABCT Annual Convention, Orlando, FL.

Reddy, L. F., Tarasenko, M., & Spaulding, W. D. (2007). Understanding Adverse Experiences in the Psychiatric Institution. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies in Philadelphia, PA, November, 2007.

Choi, K., Reddy, L. F., Liu, N. H., Tweet, A., Schulte, M., & Spaulding, W. D. (2007). History of Child Abuse and Cognitive Functioning in People with Severe Mental Illness. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies in Philadelphia, PA, November, 2007.

Kleinlein, P., Iturbide, M. I., Reddy, L. F., & Spaulding, W. D. (2007).  The impact of child abuse on social cognition in Adults with Severe Mental Illness. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies in Philadelphia, PA, November, 2007.

Choi, K. H., Reddy, L. F., Liu, N. H., Tweet, A., Schulte, M., & Spaulding, W. D. (2007, November). History of Child Abuse and Social Cognition in People with Severe Mental Illness : Neurocognition Moderates the Relationship Between Severity of Child Abuse and Emotion Perception Bias. Poster presented at the 41st ABCT Annual Convention, Philadelphia, PA.

Reddy, L. F. (2007). Trauma-sensitive Treatment Approaches in Psychiatric Settings: Illustrative Examples of Ways to Treat the Whole Person. Poster presented at the annual Thresholds Science, Service, and Recovery Conference, Chicago, IL, October, 2007.

Reddy, L. F., DeKraai, M., & Speck, K. (2007). Defining and Utilizing Evidence-Based Supports and Treatments. Paper presented at the annual American Psychological Association Convention, San Francisco, CA, August 16-19, 2007.

Reddy, L. F., Glover, T. DeKraai, M. (2007). Defining and Applying Evidence-Based Mental Health Practices and Behavioral Supports. Poster presented at the 20th Annual Research Conference, A System of Care for Children's Mental Health: Expanding the Research Base.Tampa: University of South Florida, Louis de la Parte Florida Mental Health Institute, Research and Training Center for Children's Mental Health, March 4-7, 2007.

DeKraai, M., Lopez, P., Gallagher, K., & Reddy, L. F. (2007). Nebraska's child and adolescent mental health and substance abuse state infrastructure grant. Poster presented at the annual Joint Meeting on Adolescent Treatment Effectiveness, Washington, D.C., April 25-27, 2007.

DeKraai, M., Reddy, L. F., Glover, T., & Speck, K. (2007). Defining and Applying Evidence-Based Mental Health Practices and Behavioral Supports. Paper presented at the annual Joint Meeting on Adolescent Treatment Effectiveness, Washington, D.C., April 25-27, 2007.

Reddy, L. F., Wynne, A. & Spaulding, W. (2006). Neurocognitive Functioning Assessment of Persons with Serious Mental Illness and a History of Childhood Maltreatment. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies in Chicago, Illinois, Nov.16-19, 2006.