Task Force on Serious Mental Illness and Severe Emotional Disturbance
The Task Force on Serious Mental Illness and Severe Emotional Disturbance (TFSMI/SED) was established in 1994 by the APA Council of Representatives.
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.
- Daniel J. Abrahamson, PhD (email)
- Susan Lazaroff, JD (email)
2015 Chair: Susan McCammon, PhD (2013-15)
2015 Chair-elect: Susan A. Pickett, PhD (2013-15)
Amy Cohen, PhD (2016)
Arthur C. Evans, PhD (2015)
Joseph Fisher, PsyD (2017)
Steven Genden, PhD (2016)
Bruce Graunke, PhD (2016)
Mary Jansen, PhD (2015)
Robert W. Johnson, PhD (2017)
Karen Kangas, EdD (2016)
Robert T. Kinscherff, PhD, JD
William A. Newbill, PhD (2016)
Jeffrey Nolting, PhD (2016)
Lisa Razzano, PhD (2016)
Sandra G. Resnick, PhD (2015)
Linda M. Richardson, PhD (2017)
Kiara G. Vogel, MS (2015)
- APA CAPP Task Force on Serious Mental Illness/Severe Emotional Disturbance 2011-2012 Report (PDF, 166KB)
- Resolution on APA Endorsement Of The Concept Of Recovery For People With Serious Mental Illness (PDF, 130KB)
- Resources and Improved Outcomes for People with Serious Mental Illness (PDF, 534KB)
- The Proficiency in the Assessment and Treatment of Serious Mental Illness
- APA Caregiver Briefcase
- Resources for Caregivers of Individuals with Mental Disorders
- Recovery to Practice Curriculum
Symposium: The Affordable Care Act — Implications for People with Serious Mental Illness
- Connecting People With Serious Mental Illness to Healthcare: Early Lessons Learned (PPT, 2MB)
- Provisions, Principles and Potential: Can the ACA Improve Outcomes for Individuals with Serious Mental Illness (PDF, 527KB)
Symposium: Helping People with SMI Recover — 21st Century Attitudes, Interventions and Tools for Psychologists
- Can the Public Mental Health System Reduce Gun Violence? (PPT, 248KB)
- CBT vs. Brief Treatment for PTSD in People with SMI: A Randomized Controlled Trial (PPT, 965KB)
TFSMI Full-day CE Workshop — Recent Advances in Evidence-Based Practices to Help People Recover from Serious Mental Illness
- Recovery from Serious Mental Illness: Conceptual Overview (PPT, 2.3MB)
- Transforming Mental Health Systems to Promote Recovery for Persons with Serious Mental Illness: Key Components for Implementation and Sustainability (PPT, 3MB)
- Involving Relatives in Mental Health Care (PPT, 2.3MB)
- Treating Children with Bipolar Disorder (PDF, 1.8MB)
APA Convention 2010, Symposium: Serious Mental Illness — Emerging Interventions and New Training Models for Psychologists
How Do Some People with Schizophrenia Thrive? (PDF, 482KB)
Effective Interventions for Youth with SED (PDF, 261KB)
Cognitive Remediation in Severe Mental Illness (PDF, 459KB)
What Do State Hospital Psychologists Actually Do? (PDF, 888KB)