Susan A. Pickett

University of Illinois at Chicago, USA

Susan A. Pickett, holder of a Ph.D. degree, is an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC), Chicago, Ill, USA. She also is the Director of Research at the UIC National Research and Training Center on Psychiatric Disability. Dr. Pickett received her Ph.D. degree in psychology from the University of Chicago and completed a National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) postdoctoral fellowship in mental health service systems research at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She is a Member of the American Psychological Association’s Task Force on Serious Mental Illness and Emotional Disorders and Past Chair of the US Psychiatric Rehabilitation Association (USPRA) Research Committee. Dr. Pickett is a nationally recognized Expert in family education and support programs and has conducted numerous studies on the benefits families and mental health consumers receive from participating in peer-led programs. Her research also includes studies of peer-led CBT, mental health service satisfaction among ethnic minority consumers, and treatment outcomes for homeless persons with mental illness with cooccurring substance use disorders.

Biography Updated on 28 August 2011

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