Leveraging the Strengths of Psychologists with Lived Experience of Psychopathology

Authors and Signatories

The commentary titled Leveraging the Strengths of Psychologists with Lived Experience of Psychopathology was accepted for publication in Perspectives on Psychological Science in November 2021 (preprint available here). This commentary accompanies an empirical article titled Only human: Mental health difficulties among clinical, counseling, and school psychology faculty and trainees, accepted for publication in Perspectives on Psychological Science in December 2021 (preprint available here). 

The commentary invited signatories to the following statement:

We, the authors and signatories, have personal lived experience of psychopathology. Further, we have felt, feared, or witnessed adverse consequences related to stigma towards psychopathology in our professional training and careers. We recognize the need for substantial change within the fields of applied psychology with respect to how lived experience is recognized and addressed. Finally, we believe that acknowledging lived experience of psychopathology within our professional community—specifically, among those working to understand and reduce it—is an integral component of efforts to improve diversity, equity, and inclusion within psychological science.

Signatories are faculty members in applied psychological sciences (clinical, counseling, and/or school psychology) within the US or Canada.

Below is a list of commentary authors, followed by a list of commentary signatories, separated by date of publication.

If you wish to be added as a signatory, please complete the form available here, or contact Dr. Sarah Victor at Sarah.Victor@ttu.edu.

Authors

  • Sarah E. Victor, Assistant Professor, Texas Tech University

  • Jessica L. Schleider, Assistant Professor, Stony Brook University

  • Brooke A. Ammerman, Assistant Professor, University of Notre Dame

  • Daniel E. Bradford, Assistant Professor, Oregon State University

  • Andrew R. Devendorf, Graduate Student, University of South Florida

  • June Gruber, Associate Professor, University of Colorado Boulder

  • Lisa A. Gunaydin, Assistant Professor, University of California San Francisco

  • Lauren S. Hallion, Assistant Professor, University of Pittsburgh

  • Erin A. Kaufman, Assistant Professor, University of Western Ontario

  • Stephen P. Lewis, Associate Professor, University of Guelph

  • Dese'Rae L. Stage, Graduate Student, Temple University

Signatories, as of January 2022 (in alphabetical order)

  • Marc Atkins; Emeritus Professor of Psychiatry and Psychology, University of Illinois at Chicago

  • Carrie E. Bearden; Professor, UCLA 

  • Stephen D. Benning; Associate Professor and Director of Clinical Training, University of Nevada, Las Vegas

  • Alex Bettis; Assistant Professor, Vanderbilt University Medical Center

  • Cassandra Boness; Research Assistant Professor, University of New Mexico

  • Jennifer Boyd; Psychology Director, San Francisco VA Health Care System, and Professor of Clinical Psychiatry, University of California San Francisco

  • Daniel Capron; Associate Professor, University of Southern Mississippi

  • Sophia Choukas-Bradley; Assistant Professor, University of Delaware; Adjunct Professor, University of Pittsburgh

  • Michael Christopher; Professor and Director of Clinical Training, Clinical Psychology PhD Program, Pacific University

  • David C. Cicero; Associate Professor, University of North Texas

  • Elise Clerkin; Associate Professor, Miami University

  • Jacqueline Cohen; Assistant Professor, Dalhousie University; Former Director of Training, Nova Scotia Health

  • Chris Correia; Professor & Director of Clinical Training, Auburn University 

  • Patrick Corrigan; Distinguished Professor, Illinois Institute of Technology

  • Sheila E. Crowell; Associate Professor, Department of Psychology, University of Utah

  • Rick A. Cruz; Assistant Professor, Arizona State University

  • Joanne Davila; Professor, Stony Brook University

  • Spencer Dawson, PhD, DBSM; Assistant Clinical Professor and Associate Director of Clinical Training, Indiana University

  • Dr. Rebecca L. Douglas; Assistant Professor (Adjunct), Department of Psychiatry & Clinical Supervisor, Department of Psychology, Queen's University

  • Carey Bernini Dowling; Instructional Associate Professor, University of Mississippi

  • Nicholas R. Eaton; Associate Professor and Director of Clinical Training, Stony Brook University

  • Tory Eisenlohr-Moul; Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, University of Illinois at Chicago

  • M. Sima Finy; Assistant Professor - Educator, University of Cincinnati

  • Aaron Fisher; Associate Professor, University of California, Berkeley

  • Kathryn Fox; Assistant Professor, University of Denver

  • Dylan Gee; Assistant Professor, Yale University

  • Olivia Gupton; Adjunct Professor, Mercer University

  • Stephen P. Hinshaw; Distinguished Professor of Psychology, University of California, Berkeley; Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of California, San Francisco 

  • Caroline Hodgson; Clinical Assistant Professor, Nationwide Children's Hospital

  • Steven D. Hollon; Gertrude Conaway Vanderbilt Professor of Psychology

  • E. David Klonsky; Professor, University of British Columbia

  • Christine Korol, Ph.D., R.Psych.; Adjunct Professor, Department of Psychology, University of British Columbia

  • Matthew Kridel, Ph.D.; Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Health Behavior, Medical College of Georgia, Augusta University

  • Christine Larson; Professor, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

  • Emily G. Lattie; Assistant Professor, Northwestern University

  • Keyne C. Law; Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychology, Seattle Pacific University

  • Thad Leffingwell, Ph.D.; Professor and Head, Oklahoma State University

  • Matthew D. Lerner; Associate Professor, Stony Brook University

  • Lorenzo Lorenzo-Luaces; Assistant Professor, Indiana University-Bloomington 

  • Terri Messman; Professor, Miami University

  • Amori Yee Mikami; Professor, University of British Columbia

  • Michael L. M.  Murphy, Ph.D.; Assistant Professor, Texas Tech University

  • Patrick D. Quinn; Assistant Professor, Indiana University Bloomington

  • Zach Radcliff, PhD; Pediatric Psychologist, Nemours Children's Health

  • Irwin Ford Rosenfarb, Ph.D.; Professor, Alliant International University

  • Jonathan Rottenberg; Professor, University of South Florida

  • Lori N. Scott; Assistant Professor, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry

  • June Price Tangney; University Professor, George Mason University

  • Kim Van Orden; Associate Professor, University of Rochester

  • Kristin von Ranson; Professor, University of Calgary

  • Ashley L. Watts; Assistant Research Professor, University of Missouri

  • Mindy Westlund Schreiner, Ph.D.; Instructor, University of Utah Huntsman Mental Health Institute

  • Katie Witkiewitz; Regents' Professor, University of New Mexico

  • Philip Yanos; Professor and Director of Clinical Training, John Jay College and the Graduate Center, CUNY

  • Four additional faculty who wish to remain anonymous

Signatories added in February 2022 (in alphabetical order)

  • Deanna Barch; Endowed Professor, Washington University

  • Lauren Bylsma; Assistant Professor, University of Pittsburgh

  • Shannon Couture O'Flinn; Associate Director of Clinical Training, University of Southern California

  • Jorden Cummings; Associate Professor, University of Saskatchewan

  • Wendy D'Andrea; Associate Professor and Director of Clinical Training, The New School

  • Brian D'Onofrio; Professor and Director of Clinical Training, Indiana University

  • Sarah E. Domoff; Associate Professor, Central Michigan University

  • Omar G. Gudiño; Associate Professor, University of Kansas

  • Nicholas G. Lattanzio, Psy.D.; Adjunct Faculty, Illinois School of Professional Psychology at National Louis University

  • Krista Lisdahl, Ph.D.; Professor, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

  • Kathryn Macapagal; Research Associate Professor, Northwestern University

  • Jonah Meyerhoff; Research Assistant Professor, Northwestern University

  • Charles Mueller; Professor, University of Hawaii at Manoa

  • Justin Parent; Assistant Professor, Brown University

  • Greg Siegle; Professor, University of Pittsburgh

  • April Smith; Assistant Professor, Auburn University

  • Jeremy Stewart; Assistant Professor, Queen's University

  • Colleen Stiles-Shields; Assistant Professor, Rush University Medical Center

  • Two additional faculty who wish to remain anonymous

Total Signatories as of February 2022: 72 named, 6 anonymous, 78 total