Paul Lysaker, Ph.D.

Paul H. Lysaker, Ph.D.
Professor of Clinical Psychology in Clinical Psychiatry


Personal Statement  I am a clinical psychologist with over 25 years experience providing services to adults with severe mental illness. 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.
Education  Undergraduate: Kenyon College

Graduate School: Kent State University

Internship: West Haven VA Medical Center
Current Academic Interests  Teaching: Involved in teaching graduate students in psychology and nursing as well as psychiatry residents.

Clinical: Clinical Psychologist and Clinical Supervisor at the Psychiatric Rehabilitation and Recovery Center at the Roudebush VA Medical Center

Research: Primary research focus is understanding barrier to recovery from severe mental illness among adults and the development of new rehabilitative and psychotherapeutically based interventions.
Recent Publications  Lysaker PH, Shea AM, Buck KD, Dimaggio, G, Nicolò G, Procacci M, Salvatore G, & Rand KL (2010) Metacognition as a mediator of the effects of impairments in neurocognition on social function in schizophrenia spectrum disorders. Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica 122(5), 405-413..

Lysaker PH, Salvatore G, Grant MLA, Procacci M, Olesek KL, Buck, KD, Nicolò G & Dimaggio G. (2010). Deficits in Theory of Mind and social anxiety as independent paths to paranoia in schizophrenia. Schizophrenia Research, 124(1-3), 81-85.

Lysaker PH, Tunze C, Yanos PT, Roe D, Ringer JM, & Rand K. (In press). Relationships between stereotyped beliefs about mental illness, discrimination experiences, and distressed mood over one year among persons with schizophrenia enrolled in rehabilitation. Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology.

Paul Lysaker, Ph.D.

VA Medical Center
1481 W. 10th St.
Indianapolis,IN, 46202
(317) 988-2546

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