Dr. Lisa Razzano was elected chair of the American Psychological Association's Task Force on Serious Mental Illness & Serious Emotional Disturbance.

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Dr. Lisa Razzano was elected chair of the American Psychological Association's Task Force on Serious Mental Illness & Serious Emotional Disturbance.

Dr. Lisa Razzano was elected chair of the American Psychological Association's Task Force on Serious Mental Illness & Serious Emotional Disturbance. She will lead the group through August 2023.

The goals of the task force include:

  • Defining and supporting the unique contributions of psychologists in working with these populations within the changing mental health marketplace.
  • Making recommendations to CAPP concerning practice, research and training issues in the treatment of SMI and SED.
  • Strengthening relationships with consumer groups, family groups and other advocacy groups.
  • Identifying ways that psychologists can function most effectively in treating individuals with SMI and SED in organized systems of care.
  • Finding ways to emphasize and publicize to the public the fact that psychologists have major contributions to make in the recovery process for individuals diagnosed with SMI and SED.
  • Identifying practical community-based alternatives to institutionalization.

Read more at: 2021 American Psychological Association

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Lisa A. Razzano PhD, CPRP

  • Associate Professor of Psychiatry, UIC Department of Psychiatry
  • Deputy Director, Center on Mental Health Services Research & Policy
  • Director of Graduate Studies, UIC College of Medicine
  • Director of Research, Thresholds

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