Severe Mental Illness

John McGrew, Ph.D.

I investigate how clinical interventions and public mental health organizations can support persons with mental illness in their home and communities and help them achieve important life goals (e.g., work, better relationships).

Kyle S. Minor, Ph.D.

My laboratory focuses on identifying clinical risk markers of psychosis and implementing interventions for individuals at risk for or diagnosed with Schizophrenia-spectrum disorders.

Michelle P. Salyers, Ph.D.

I study interventions that can help people with severe mental illnesses recover a meaningful life in the community, for example, learning to take care of themselves more independently and pursue goals that are important to them.  I also help mental health workers learn more effective ways to work with people with severe mental illness.

Affiliated Researchers:

Marina Kukla, Ph.D.

I study psychiatric rehabilitation practices that assist people with severe mental illness to find and keep work in the community and better their lives.  I am also interested in cognitive behavioral interventions that may be used alongside evidence-based psychiatric rehabilitation services to improve consumer outcomes.

Paul Lysaker, Ph.D.

I study barriers to recovery for persons with severe mental illness and the development of a recovery focused form of individual psychotherapy. I am very interested in meta-cognition and how to enhance this important aspect of people's lives.

Alan McGuire, Ph.D.

I study the dissemination and implementation of evidence-based psychosocial interventions for people with severe mental illness. In other words, I am interested in making sure that people with schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and other mental illnesses get treatments that we know work. To this end, I study ways to measure successful implementation, and ways to change organizational and programmatic factors that may lead to better implementation. I am also interested in how building treatment around a person’s goals may make services more effective and satisfying.

Angela Rollins, Ph.D.

I study the implementation of evidence-based practices including the best ways to conduct fidelity measurement.  I am also interested in recovery-oriented mental health practice and community mental health workforce issues such as reducing burnout.