Paul M Grant, Ph.D.

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Research Assistant Professor of Psychology in Psychiatry
Department: Psychiatry

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3535 Market Street
Room 2032
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: 215-898-1825
BA (Psychology)
University of California, Berkeley, 1991.
MA (Psychology)
University of Pennsylvania, 1993.
PH.D. (Psychology)
University of Pennsylvania, 2005.
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Description of Research Expertise

The primary aim of Dr. Grant's research efforts is to improve functioning and quality of life in individuals diagnosed with schizophrenia. This research program has two tracks. The first is an investigation of the psychopathology of schizophrenia, including the primary symptoms of hallucinations, delusions, speech disturbance, negative symptoms, as well as biopsychosocial modeling of functional outcomes, featuring neurocognitive impairments, behavioral skills, and dysfunctional attitudes. The goal of the psychopathology research is a better understanding of the disorder that yields improved clinical formulation and the identification of new treatment targets. Accordingly, the second track of Dr. Grant's research program is the development, evaluation, and dissemination of novel treatments for individuals with schizophrenia. Over the past several years his research has focused upon patients in the lower end of the continuum of functional outcome in both outpatient and inpatient settings.

Selected Publications

Beck, A.T., Himelstein, R., Bredemeier, K., Silverstein, S.M., Grant, P.M.: What Accounts for Poor Functioning in People with Schizophrenia: A Re-evaluation of the Contributions of Neurocognitive vs. Attitudinal and Motivational Factors. Psychological Medicine 2018.

Thomas, E.C., Murakami-Brundage, J., Bertolami, N., Beck, A.T., Grant, P.M.: Beck Self-Esteem Scale-Short Form: Development and psychometric evaluation of a scale for the assessment of self-concept in schizophrenia. Psychiatry Research 263: 173-180, 2018.

Inverso, E. & Grant, P.M.: Outreach and Engagement for Early Psychosis. National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) October 2017.

Bredemeier, K., Beck, A. T., Grant, P. M.: Exploring the Temporal Relationship Between Cognitive Insight and Neurocognition in Schizophrenia: A Prospective Analysis. Clinical Psychological Science October 2017.

Thomas, E. C., Luther, L., Zullo, L., Beck, A. T. & Grant, P. M. : From neurocognition to community participation in serious mental illness: the intermediary role of dysfunctional attitudes and motivation. Psychological Medicine 47(5): 822-836, April 2017.

Beck, A.T., Himelstein, R., Grant, P.M.: In and Out of Schizophrenia: Activation and Deactivation of the Negative and Positive Schemas. Schizophrenia Research 2017.

Grant, P.M., Perivoliotis, D., Luther, L., Bredemeier, K., Beck, A.T.: Rapid Improvement in Beliefs, Mood, and Performance Following an Experimental Success Experience in Low Functioning Schizophrenia. Psychological Medicine 2017.

Grant, P.M., Bredemeier, K. & Beck, A.T.: 6-Month Follow-up of Recovery-Oriented Cognitive Therapy for Low Functioning Schizophrenia: Sustained Gains and Delayed Response for More Chronic Cases Psychiatric Services 2017.

Beck, Aaron T., Grant, Paul,: Transformation: Recovery Oriented Cognitive Therapy For Schizophrenia. National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) March 2016.

Chang, N., Grant, P.M., Luther, L. & Beck, A.T.: Effects of a Recovery-Oriented Cognitive Therapy Training Program on Inpatient Staff Attitudes and Incidents of Seclusion and Restraint. Community Mental Health Journal 50: 415-421, 2014.

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Last updated: 11/08/2018
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