Department of Psychiatry
Penn Behavioral Health

Steven L. Sayers

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Steven L. Sayers

Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the Veteran's Administration Medical Center
Department: Psychiatry

Contact information
Philadelphia VAMC
MIRECC/116a
3900 Woodland Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: 215-823-5196
Fax: 215-823-4123
Education:
B.A. (Psychology)
University of South Florida, Tampa , 1982.
M.A. (Clinical Psychology)
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill , 1985.
PhD (Clinical Psychology, minor in Quantitative Psych.)
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, 1990.
Post-Graduate Training
Clinical Psychology Internship, Department of Psychiatry, Temple University Health Science Center, 1987-1988.
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Description of Research Expertise

Marriage, Family, Health Psychology, Social Support, Treatment Adherence, Self-care

Description of Clinical Expertise

Marital and Family Therapy, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy

Description of Other Expertise

Analysis of observational data

Selected Publications

Tang, Hsin-Yi Jean, Sayers, Steven L., Weissinger, Guy, Riegel, Barbara: The Role of Depression in Medication Adherence Among Heart Failure Patients. Clinical Nursing Research. Sage Periodicals Press, 2013.

Riegel, Barbara, Ratcliffe, Sarah J., Weintraub, William S., Sayers, Steven L., Goldberg, Lee R., Potashnik, Sheryl, Weaver, Terri E., Pressler, Susan J.: Double jeopardy: the influence of excessive daytime sleepiness and impaired cognition on health-related quality of life in adults with heart failure. European Journal Of Heart Failure. Oxford Journals, 14(7): 730-736, 2012.

Sayers, Steven L.: Family reintegration difficulties and couples therapy for military veterans and their spouses. Cognitive and Behavioral Practice. Elsevier Science, 18(1): 108-119, 2011.

Sayers, S.L.: Assessment of Couples. Encyclopedia of Human Relationships. Harry T. Reis & Susan Sprecher (eds.). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage, 2009.

Sayers, S. L., Farrow, V. A., Ross, J., Oslin, D. W.: Family problems among recently returned military veterans referred for a mental health evaluation. The Journal Of Clinical Psychiatry 70(2): 163-170, 2009.

Cohen, A.N., Glynn, S.M., Murray-Swank, A.B., Barrio, C., Fischer, E.P., McCutcheon, S.J., Perlick, D.A., Rotondi, A.J., Sayers, S.L., Sherman, M.D., Dixon, L.B. : The family forum: Directions for the implementation of family psychoeducation for severe mental illness. Psychiatric Services 59(1): 40-98, 2008.

Sayers, S.L., Riegel, B., Goldberg L.R., Coyne, J.C., & Samaha, F.F: Clinical Exacerbations as a Surrogate Endpoint in Heart Failure Research. Heart & Lung 37(1): 28-35, 2008.

Sayers, S.L., Riegel, B., Pawlowski, S., Coyne, J.C., Samaha, F. : Social support and self-care of patients with heart failure. Annals of Behavioral Medicine 35(1): 70-79, 2008.

Sayers, S.L., White, T., Zubritsky, C., Oslin, D: Family Involvement in the Care of Healthy Medical Outpatients. Family Practice 21: 317-324, 2006.

Kohn, C.S., Sayers, S.L.: Extreme relationship standards in the context of discordant and nondiscordant couples. Cognitive and behavioral practice 12(3): 319-323, 2005.

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