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Kee-Hong Choi , PhD

Kee-Hong is generally interested in assisting individuals with severe mental illness to adapt to the community. His main focuses are on investigating effects of social-cognition and emotion on social functioning and psychotic symptoms, and the effects of cognitive-behavioral approaches.

Prior to coming to UNL, Kee-Hong received his MA from Korea University (Seoul) in 2004. While there, he worked with Dr. Jung-Hye Kwon primarily in the area of social-cognition in schizophrenia. His master ’s thesis examined the effects of social-cognition enhancement training for schizophrenia.

Kee-Hong has completed a post-doc with Dr. Alice Medalia in New York City and is now Assistant Professor of Psychology at Korea University.  

Email Kee-Hong: keehongchoi@gmail.com

 

Publications

Choi, K.H., Reddy, L.F., Liu, N.H., & 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(4), 282-6.

Choi, K. H. & Kwon, J. H. (2006). Social-Cognition Enhancement Training for Schizophrenia: A Preliminary Randomized Controlled Trial. Community Mental Health Journal, 42(2), 177-187.

Choi, K. H. & Kwon, J. H. (2006). A Case Study on the effectiveness of Cognitive Behavioral Group Therapy on reducing irrational thoughts and depression of individuals with schizophrenia. Cognitive Behavior Therapy in Korea, 5(2), 69-75.

Kwon, J. H., Chun, J. S., & Choi, K. H. (2003). Validation study of the Social Behavior Sequencing Task: The assessment of the social-cognitive ability of schizophrenics. The Korean Journal of Clinical Psychology, 22(3), 629-639.

 

Manuscript under review

Choi, K.H., Hoffman, L., Nolting, J.R., & Spaulding, W.D. (In preparation). Recovery of social functioning in psychiatric rehabilitation: dependence and independence from recovery of neurocognition and social cognition. Schizophrenia Bulletin.

 

Manuscript in progress

Choi, K.H., Nolting, J.R., Hastings, J., & Spaulding, W.D. (In preparation). Therapy-Activity-Class Tracking in a state hospital

 

Professional Symposium Presentations (Co-Chair)

Choi, K.H., & Nolting, J.R. (2008, Nov). Heterogeneity of recovery in severe mental illness: Implications for dissemination of CBT in psychiatric rehabilitation. Accepted for Symposium at the 42nd ABCT Annual Convention. Orlando, FL.

 

Poster Presentations

Choi, K., Davidson, C. A., & Spaulding, W. (2009, November). Social cognition moderates the influence of child physical abuse on inpatient psychiatric rehabilitation. Poster presented at the 43rd Annual Association 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.

Liu, N.H., Choi, K.H., Spaulding, W.D. (2009, November). Health behaviors among individuals with SMI enrolled in a day rehabilitation center. Poster presented at the 43rd ABCT Annual Convention, New York, 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.

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.

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.

Kleinlein, P., Choi, K.H., Collins, A., Swoboda, J., & Spaulding, W.D. (2008, Nov). Psychiatric residential rehabilitation: a program evaluation of a community transition program for clients with severe and persistent mental illness. Accepted for poster presentation at the 42nd ABCT Annual Convention, 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. H., Nolting, J.R., Reddy, L.F., & Spaulding, W.D. (2008, June). Recovery of social inference ability in psychiatric rehabilitation: dependence and independence of recovery in neurocognition. Poster presented at the 11th Annual Conference in Cognitive Remediation in Psychiatry, New York, NY.

Choi, K. H., Nolting, J.R., Reddy, L.F., Taransenko, M., & Spaulding, W.D. (2008, June). Development of intensive emotion perception training for people with severe mental illness. Poster presented at the 11th Annual Conference in Cognitive Remediation in Psychiatry, New York, NY.

Choi, K. H., Nolting, J.R., & Spaulding, W.D. (2007, September). Tracking Therapy, Activity, and Classes  (TAC) in a state hospital: development of a computerized system. Poster presented at the 1st Annual Threshold’s Science, Service and Recovery, Chicago, IL.

Johnson, R. W., Wynne, A., Taransenko, M., Choi, K. H., & Spaulding, W. D., (2007, November). Examining inter-rater reliability for the Comprehensive Inventory of Mental Health and Recovery and Rehabilitation Services (CIMHRRS). Poster presented at the 41st ABCT Annual Convention, Philadelphia, PA.

Choi, K. H., Reddy, 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.

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.

Choi, K. H ., Liu, N. H., Kleinlein, P., Wynne, A., Kim, J.S., Lee, S.A., Kwon, J. H., & Spaulding, W.D. (2007). Culture and Contextual Cues Affect Emotion Perception: Context-dependent emotion perception among Korean controls and negative biases in emotion perception in individuals with schizophrenia. Poster presented at the 19th APS Annual Convention, Washington, DC.

Choi, K. H., Liu, N. H., Kleinlein, P., Wynne, A., & Spaulding, W. D. (2006, November). Facial affect and emotional context processing in people with severe mental illness. Poster presented at the 40 th ABCT Annual Convention, Chicago, IL.

Liu, N. H., Kleinlein, P., Choi, K. H., & Spaulding, W. D. (2006, November). Gender differences in social cognition. Poster presented at the 40 th ABCT Annual Convention, Chicago, IL.

Mosier, N., Choi, K.H., Tweet, A., & Spaulding, W. D. (2006, November). Cortisol and the Course of Psychotic Mental Disorders. Poster presented at the 40 the ABCT Annual Convention, Chicago, IL.


Choi, K. H., Liu, N. H., Kleinlein, P., Kang, H. S., Lee, H. J., Kwon, J. H., & Spaulding, W. D. (2006).Validation Study of Emotional and Contextual Cue Processing Task. Poster presented at the 1st Asian CBT Conference, Hong Kong.


Choi, K. H
. & Kwon, J. H. (2004). A Preliminary Study on the Effectiveness of Cognitive-Behavioral Group Therapy (CBGT) for Schizophrenia. World Congress of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, Kobe, Japan.

Kwon, J. H., Choi, K. H., Kim, K. H., Kim, N. R., Chun, J. S., Jung, Y. S., Jun, K. Y., & Yu, Y. J. (2003). Validation Study on the Situational Matching Task for Persons with Schizophrenia. Autumn Meeting of the Korean Clinical Psychology Association, Seoul, Korea.

Choi, K. H. & Kwon, J. H. (2003). A Study on the effectiveness of Social-Cognition Enhancing Rehabilitation Program (SERP) for individuals with Schizophrenia in Community. Annual Meeting of the Korean Psychology Association, Seoul, Korea.