My teaching interests include teaching new mental health professionals to provide forms of psychotherapy that promote recovery for persons suffering from psychosis. My research interests include understanding the roots of psychosocial dysfunction among persons with schizophrenia as well as developing interventions that assist persons with psychosis to reject stigma, to succeed in a work setting and to forge a new positive personal identity.

Primary research focus is understanding barrier to recovery from severe mental illness among adults and the development of new rehabilitative and psychotherapeutically based interventions.

PhD, Kent State University