Department of Psychiatry
Penn Behavioral Health

Penn Psychosis Evaluation and Recovery Center (Penn PERC)

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About Our Team

Christian G. Kohler, MDChristian G. Kohler, MD
Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Neurology
Director, Neuropsychiatry
Tel: (215) 614-0161
Fax: (215) 662-7903  
Email: kohler@upenn.edu

Dr. Kohler received his doctorate in medicine from Innsbruck University, Austria, in 1985. He underwent training in psychiatry at Wright State University and neurology at the University of Cincinnati, both in Ohio. Dr. Kohler subsequently completed a neuropsychiatry fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania before joining the faculty in 1997. Dr. Kohler is the Clinical Director of Neuropsychiatry with special interest in evaluation and treatment of young persons with first onset of mental illness, and persons with behavioral problems in the setting of neurological or complex medical disorders. His research has focused on the area of emotion processing in healthy people and patients with brain disorders. His work has been supported by grants from the National Institute of Mental Health, Stanley Foundation, NARSAD/Brain Behavior Research Foundation and American Epilepsy Foundation and private industry (Pfizer, Sanofi-Aventis).




Monica E. Calkins, PhD.
Associate Professor of Psychology in Psychiatry
Director, Clinical Research Assessment
Department of Psychiatry, Neuropsychiatry Section
Perelman School of Medicine
University of Pennsylvania
Tel: 215.615.3183
Fax: 215.615.5140
E-mail: mcalkins@upenn.edu

Dr. Calkins earned a doctorate in psychology in 2002 from the University of Minnesota (Clinical Science and Psychopathology Research Program), and completed a post-doctoral fellowship in Neuropsychiatry at the University of Pennsylvania before joining the faculty in 2004. She is a licensed clinical psychologist with particular clinical focus on the assessment and differential diagnosis of early psychosis and sub-psychosis in young people. As the Director of Clinical Research Assessment in the Neuropsychiatry section, she oversees the development, implementation and evaluation of assessment methods, and provides training and supervision to research and clinical staff. Her research investigates neurobehavioral indicators of psychosis risk in adolescents and adults. Her work has been supported by the National Institute of Mental Health, the Dowshen Program for Neuroscience, and the Scottish Rite Schizophrenia Research program.



 

Paul Joseph Moberg, PhD Paul J. Moberg, PhD , ABPP
Professor of Neuropsychology
Department of Psychiatry, Neuropsychiatry Section
University of Pennsylvania
Tel: 215.615.3608
Fax: 215.662.7903
E-mail: moberg@upenn.edu

Dr. Moberg received his doctorate in clinical psychology/neuropsychology from the University of Health Sciences/The Chicago Medical School in 1990. He completed a postdoctoral fellowship in clinical neuropsychology at the University of Florida Health Science Center before joining the faculty in 1991. Dr. Moberg is the Clinical Director of Neuropsychology and he is interested in the neuropsychological evaluation and treatment of cognitive deficits in young persons with first onset of mental illness and in persons with behavioral problems in the setting of neurodevelopmental disorders. His research has focused on the area of neurocognitive and sensory function in healthy people and patients with brain disorders. His research has been supported by grants from the National Institute of Mental Health, National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders, National Institute of Aging, Brain Behavior Research Foundation, and the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research.




Lyndsay Schmidt, M.A.

Counseling Psychotherapist
Department of Psychiatry, Neuropsychiatry Section
University of Pennsylvania
Tel: 215-615-3292
Fax: 215-662-7903
E-mail: lyndsays@upenn.edu

Lyndsay received her B.A. in Psychology from the University of New England in Biddeford, Maine in 2011 and her M.A. in Professional Clinical Counseling from La Salle University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 2014. Lyndsay completed a year and a half practicum and internship at Girard Medical Center in Philadelphia. At Girard Medical Center, Lyndsay provided both individual and group therapy, in an inpatient and outpatient setting, to those experiencing a variety of mental health diagnoses, and a primary focus on psychotic disorders. Lyndsay participated in training with The Beck Initiative, which has a specific focus on Recovery-Oriented Cognitive Therapy. She began working with the PERC program in March of 2015 where she provides individual psychotherapy, assists in planning and facilitating a family support and education group, and assists in administering cognitive remediation.



Bridgette Patton, B.A.

Research Coordinator
Department of Psychiatry, Neuropsychiatry Section
University of Pennsylvania
Tel: 215-662-2826
Fax: 215-662-7903
E-mail: bpatt@upenn.edu

Bridgette completed 2 years of undergraduate coursework at Michigan State University and received her B.A. with Honors in Psychology from Temple University in 2014. She joined the Neuropsychiatry lab as a research assistant in 2012 working primarily on MGI-2 (Multiplex Multigenerational Investigation family study of Schizophrenia) and GO-2 (Neurodevelopment Genomics: Trajectories of Complex Phenotypes). Bridgette currently conducts functional assessment interviews with patients and family members in the PERC program, as well as provides additional community support to assist with vocational, scholastic, and social integration. She also handles screening, enrolling, and scheduling potential patients. Bridgette is also a trained Therapeutic Staff Support and has worked with adolescent students with Autism and Pervasive Developmental Disorder.