Kim Mueser, PhD

Kim Mueser, PhD

Executive Director, Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation (CPR)
Professor, Department of Occupational Therapy
CPR: 940 Commonwealth Ave
BA in Psychology, Columbia College, 1978.
MA in Psychology, University of Illinois at Chicago, 1981.
PhD in Psychology, University of Illinois at Chicago, 1984.
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Courses Taught

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SAROT736: Independent Study

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Scholarly, Research, and/or Practice Interests

Family psychoeducation, the treatment of co-occurring psychiatric and substance use disorders, psychiatric rehabilitation for severe mental illnesses, the treatment of posttraumatic stress disorder

Scholarship (2012-present)

Recent Presentations

  • Mueser, K.T. Treatment of posttraumatic disorders in special populations.  Keynote presented at The 14th Conference of the German-speaking Society for Psychotraumatology.  Hamburg, Germany, March, 2012.
  • Mueser, K.T. Treatment of PTSD in people with serious mental illness.  Workshop.  Ibid.
  • Mueser, K.T., Osher, F.,& Steadman, H.  Working with justice-involved persons who have co-occurring mental and substance disorders: Current state of science and practice.  Panel discussion at Co-Occurring Disorders and the Justice System: Innovations in Research and Practice.  University of South Florida, Tampa, FL, April, 2012.
  • Mueser, K.T.  The IPS model of supported employment: Definition, evidence, and implementation. Plenary presented at Ready, Set, Go! Work for People with Severe Mental Illness Based on the Individual Placement and Support Model.  Bodø, Norway, May, 2012.
  • Mueser, K.T. Managing co-occurring substance misuse and severe mental illness in the IPS model of supported employment.  Workshop.  Ibid.
  • Mueser, K.T. Psychiatric rehabilitation: Where have we come from and where are we going?  Keynote presented at The Future of Psychiatric Rehabilitation.  Scotch Plains, NJ, June, 2012.
  • Mueser, K.T. Psychiatric rehabilitation.  Plenary presented at the 8th Kuala Lumpur Mental Health Conference: The Great Push: Investing in Rehabilitation.  Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, July, 2012.
  • Mueser, K.T. The principles and practice of psychiatric rehabilitation.  Workshop.  Ibid.
  • Jansen, M.A., Jankowski, M.L., Glynn, S.M., Mueser, K.T., Peters, R., & Pratt, S.I.  New and emerging clinical practices for treating people with serious mental illness.  Workshop presented at the 120th Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association.  Orlando, FL, August, 2011.
  • Mueser, K.T. Treatment of post-traumatic stress disorders in persons with serious mental illness.  Presented at Symposium on Special Topics in Serious Mental illness and Severe Emotional Disturbance (Chair: M.A. Jansen).  Ibid.
  • Mueser, K.T. Current status and future directions in cognitive remediation for schizophrenia.  Plenary presented at the 5th International SCARF Conference on Schizophrenia.  Chennai, India, September, 2012.
  • Mueser, K.T., & Kalyansundarafm, S.  Working towards a psychosocial rehabilitation policy: Reality or a pipe dream?  Facilitator of panel discussion.  Ibid.
  • Aschbrenner, K., Bartels, S.J., & Mueser, K.T.  Social Support for health behavior change among adults with SMI enrolled in a healthy lifestyle intervention.  Presented at the 17th Annual Conference of the Society for Social Work and Research.  San Diego, CA, January, 2013.
  • Mueser, K.T. Dual diagnosis and rehabilitation of persons with severe mental illness in the forensic context.  Keynote presented at the 9th Annual Pacific Forensic Psychiatric Conference.  Vancouver, BC, March, 2013.
  • Mueser, K.T. Moderator of symposium on “Treating Cognition to Improve Functional Outcomes” at Cognitive Remediation in Psychiatry.  New York, NY, June, 2013.
  • Mueser, K.T.  Treatment of posttraumatic stress disorder in people with serious mental illness.  Presented at 2013 Individual Placement and Support Conference.  Springfield, IL, June, 2013.
  • Mueser, K.T.  Individual psychotherapy.  Presented at Meeting on Components of Specialty Care for First Episode Psychosis, National Institute of Mental Health, New York, NY, September, 2013.
  • Mueser, K.T.  Panel responder on “Policy” and “Child-Adult Systems Integration” papers/presentations. Transitions RTC State of the Science Conference: System Transformation for Emerging Adults with Serious Mental Health Conditions: Setting the Agenda.  Washington, DC, September, 2014.
  • McGurk, S.R., & Mueser, K.T.  Cognitive remediation and melody of the future.  Keynote presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Guidelines for Psychosocial Treatment of Schizophrenia.  Stockholm, Sweden, March, 2014.
  • Mueser, K.T.  Integrated treatment for substance abuse and mental health problems.  Presented at the Swedish National Board of Standards for Institutional Care.  Stockholm, Sweden, March, 2014.
  • Mueser, K.T.  Guidelines for the implementation of evidence based practices in various contexts.  Presented at Rehabilitation ’92 Conference.  Utrecht, The Netherlands, April, 2014.
  • Mueser, K.T.  Implementation of the Illness Management and Recovery program.  Workshop.  Ibid.

Recent Publications: Journal Articles

  • Aschbrenner, K., Bartels, S.J., Mueser, K.T., Carpenter-Song, E., & Kinney, A. (2012).  Consumer perspectives on involving family members and significant others in a healthy lifestyle intervention.  Health & Social Work, 37, 207-215.
  • Gottlieb, J.D., Mueser, K.T.,& Glynn, S.M. (2012).  Family therapy for schizophrenia: Co-occurring psychotic and substance use disorders.  In Session, 68, 490-501.
  • Lu, W., Yanos, P.T., Gottlieb, J.D., Duva, S.M., Silverstein, S.M., Xie, H., Rosenberg, S.D., & Mueser, K.T. (2012).  Using fidelity assessments to train frontline clinicians in the delivery of cognitive-behavioral therapy for PTSD in persons with serious mental illness.  Psychiatric Services, 63, 785-792.
  • McGuire, A.B., Stull, L. G., Mueser, K.T., Santos, M., Mook, A., Nicksic, C., Rose, N., White, L., & Salyers, M.P. (2012).  Development and reliability of a measure of clinical competence in providing illness management and recovery.  Psychiatric Services, 63, 772-778.
  • Mueser, K.T., Bartels, S.J., Santos, M., Pratt, S.I., & Riera, E. (2012).  Integrated Illness Management and Recovery: A program for integrating physical and psychiatric illness self-management in older persons with severe mental illness.  American Journal of Psychiatric Rehabilitation, 15, 131-156.
  • Mueser, K.T., Gottlieb, J.D., Cather, C., Glynn, S.M., Zarate, R., Smith, L.F., Clark, R.E., & Wolfe, R. (2012).  Antisocial personality disorder in people with co-occurring severe mental illness and substance use disorders: Clinical, functional, and family relationship correlates.  Psychosis, 4, 52-62.
  • Pachas, G.N., Cather, C., Pratt, S.I., Hoeppner, B., Nino, J., Carlini, S.V., Achtyes, E.D., Lando, H., Mueser, K.T., Rigotti, N.A., Goff, D.C., & Evins, A.E. (2012).  Varenicline for smoking cessation in schizophrenia: Safety and effectiveness in a 12-week open-label trial.  Journal of Dual Diagnosis, 8, 117-25.
  • Teague, G.B., Mueser, K.T.,& Rapp, C.A. (2012).  Advances in fidelity measurement for mental health services research: Four measures.  Psychiatric Services, 63, 765-771.
  • Aschbrenner, K., Carpenter-Song, E., Mueser, K.T., Kinney, A.R., Pratt, S.I., & Bartels, S.J. (2013).  A qualitative study of social facilitators and barriers to health behavior change among persons with serious mental illness.  Community Mental Health Journal, 49, 207-215.
  • Aschbrenner, K., Mueser, K.T., Bartels, S.J.,& Pratt, S.I. (2013).  Perceived social support for diet and exercise among persons with serious mental illness enrolled in a healthy lifestyle intervention.  Psychiatric Rehabilitation Journal, 36, 65-71.
  • Gelkopf, M., Roe, D., Werbeloff, N., Hasson-Ohayon, I., Mueser, K.T., Caspi, A., & Weiser, M. (2013).  The prevalence of full and partial posttraumatic stress disorder among people with severe mental illness in Israel.  Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, 201, 244-250.
  • Gottlieb, J.D., Harper Romero, K., Penn, D.L., Mueser, K.T., & Chiko, B.P. (2013).  Web-based cognitive-behavioral therapy for auditory hallucinations in persons with psychosis: A pilot study.  Schizophrenia Research, 145, 82-87.
  • Lecomte, T., Paquin, K., Mueser, K.T., MacEwan, W., Goldner, E., Thornton, A.E., Brink, J., Lang, D., Kang, S., Barr, A. M., & Honer, W.G. (2013).  Relationships among depression, PTSD, methamphetamine abuse, and psychosis.  Journal of Dual Diagnosis, 9, 115-122.
  • Lu, W., Yanos, P.T., Silverstein, S.M., Mueser, K.T., Rosenberg, S. D., Gottlieb, J.D., Duva, S.M., Kularatne, T., Dove-Williams, S., Paterno, D., Hawthorne-Seraie, D., & Giacobbe, G. (2013).  Public mental health clients with severe mental illness and probable posttraumatic stress disorder: Trauma exposure and correlates of symptom severity.  Journal of Traumatic Stress, 26, 266-273.
  • Mueser, K.T., Deavers, F., Penn, D.L., & Cassisi, J. (2013).  Psychosocial treatments for schizophrenia.  Annual Review of Clinical Psychology, 9, 465-497.
  • Mueser, K.T., & Gingerich, S. (2013).  Treatment of co-occurring psychotic and substance use disorders.  Social Work in Public Health, 28, 424-39.
  • Mueser, K.T., Glynn, S.M., Cather, C., Xie, H., Zarate, R., Smith, M.F., Clark, R.E., Gottlieb, J.D., Wolfe, R., & Feldman, J. (2013).  A randomized controlled trial of family intervention for co-occurring substance use and severe psychiatric disorders.  Schizophrenia Bulletin, 39, 658-672.
  • Pratt, S.I., Mueser, K.T., Wolfe, R., & Bartels, S.J. (2013).  The impact of skills training on cognitive functioning in older people with serious mental illness: Results from a randomized controlled trial.  American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 21, 242-250.
  • Bartels, S.J., Pratt, S.I., Aschbrenner, K.A., Barre, L.K., Jue, K., Wolfe, R.S., Xie, H., McHugo, G.J., Santos, M., Williams, G.E., Naslund, J.A., & Mueser, K.T. (in press).  Achieving clinically significant improved fitness and weight loss in overweight persons with serious mental illness.  Psychiatric Services.
  • Bartels, S.J., Pratt, S.I., Mueser, K.T., Forester, B.P., Cather, C., Swain, K., Xie, H., Bird, B., & Feldman, J. (in press).  Three-year outcomes of integrated skills training and health management for older adults with serious mental illness: The HOPES study.  American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry.
  • Bouchard, V., Lecomte, T., & Mueser, K.T. (in press).  Could cognitive deficits help distinguish methamphetamine-induced psychosis from a psychotic disorder with substance abuse?  Mental Health and Substance Use.
  • Frounfelker, R., Vorhies Klodnick, V., Mueser, K.T., & Todd, S. (in press).  Trauma and posttraumatic stress disorder among transition age youth with serious mental health conditions.  Journal of Traumatic Stress.
  • Lecomte, T., MacEwan, B., Mueser, K.T., Lang, D., Barr, A., Brink, J., Goldner, E., & Thornton, A. (in press).  Predictors of persistent psychotic symptoms in persons with methamphetamine abuse receiving psychiatric treatment.  Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease.
  • Lin, E.C.-L., Chan, C. H., Shao, W.-C., Shiau, S., Huang, S.-C., Wang, S.-S., & Mueser, K.T. (in press). A randomized controlled trial of an adapted Illness Management and Recovery program for individuals with schizophrenia awaiting discharge from a psychiatric hospital.  Psychiatric Rehabilitation Journal.
  • Steadman, H. J., Peters, R.H., Carpenter, C., Mueser, K.T., Jaeger, N.D., Gordon, R.B., Fisler, C., Goss, S., Olson, E., Osher, F.C., Noether, C.D., & Hardin, C. (2013).  Six steps to improve your drug court outcomes for adults with co-occurring disorders.  Drug Court Practitioner Fact Sheet, 8, 1-27.
  • Wright-Berryman, J.L., Salyers, M.P., O’Halloran, J.P., Diazoni, A.J., & Mueser, K.T. (2013).  Consumer and provider responses to a computerized version of the Illness Management and Recovery Program.  Psychiatric Rehabilitation Journal, 36, 231-235.
  • Bartels, S.J., Pratt, S.I., Mueser, K.T., Wolfe, R., Santos, M.M., Naslund, J.A., Xie, H., & Riera, E.G. (2014).  Integrated psychiatric and medical illness self-management for adults with serious mental illness: A randomized clinical trial.  Psychiatric Services, 65, 330-337.
  • McGuire, A.B., Kukla, M., Green, A.K., Mueser, K.T., & Salyers, M.P. (2014).  Illness management and recovery: A review of the literature.  Psychiatric Services, 65, 171-179.
  • Russinova, Z., Rogers, E.S., Gagne, C., Bloch, P., Drake, K., & Mueser, K.T. (2014).  A randomized controlled trial of a peer-run anti-stigma photovoice intervention.  Psychiatric Services, 65, 242-246.
  • Aschbrenner, K., Peppin, R., Mueser, K.T., Naslund, J. A., Rolin, S.A., Faber, M.J., & Bartels, S.J. (in press).  A mixed methods study of family involvement in medical care for older adults with serious mental illness and cardiovascular health risk.  International Journal of Psychiatry in Medicine.
  • Bartels, S.J., Pratt, S.I., Mueser, K.T., Forester, B.P., Cather, C., Swain, K., Xie, H., Bird, B., & Feldman, J. (in press).  Long-term outcomes of a randomized trial of integrated skills training and preventive healthcare for older adults with serious mental illness.  American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry.
  • Ben-Zeev, D., Brenner, C.J., Begale, M., Duffecy, J., Mohr, D.C., & Mueser, K.T. (in press).  Feasibility, acceptability, and preliminary efficacy of a smartphone intervention for schizophrenia.  Schizophrenia Bulletin.
  • Davis, K.E., Devitt, T., O’Neil, S., Kaiser, S., & Mueser, K.T. (in press).  Targeting consumers in early stages of substance use treatment: A pilot study.  Psychiatric Rehabilitation Journal.
  • Mizock, L., & Mueser, K.T. (in press).  Employment, mental health, internalized stigma, and coping with transphobia among transgender individuals.  Psychology of Sexual Orientation and Gender Diversity.
  • Mueser, K.T., Bond, G.R., Essock, S.M., Clark, R.E., Carpenter-Song, E., Drake, R.E., & Wolfe, R. (in press).  The effects of supported employment in Latino consumers with severe mental illness.  Psychiatric Rehabilitation Journal.
  • Mueser, K.T., & McGurk, S.R. (in press).  Supported employment for persons with serious mental illness: Current status and future directions.  l’Encéphale.
  • Salyers, M.P., McGuire, A.B., Kukla, M., Fukui, S., Lysaker, P.H., & Mueser, K.T. (in press).  A randomized controlled trial of Illness Management and Recovery with an active control.  Psychiatric Services.

Recent Publications: Books and Book Chapters

  • Combs, D., Mueser, K.T., & Gutierrez, M.M. (2012).  Schizophrenia.  In M. Hersen, S.M. Turner, & D. Beidel (Eds.), Adult Psychopathology and Diagnosis (Sixth Edition).  New York: Wiley (pp. 261-315).
  • Mueser, K.T. (2012).  Integrated treatment of co-occurring substance use disorders (in French).  In T. Cecomte & C. Leclerc (Eds.), De Manuel Réadaptation Pschiatrique.  Québec, Canada: Presses de l’Université du Québec (pp. 165-190).
  • Mueser, K.T., & Lu, W. (2012).  Traumatic stress in special populations.  In J.G. Beck & D.M. Sloan (Eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Traumatic Stress Disorders.  New York: Oxford University Press (pp. 128-140).
  • Mueser, K.T., & McGurk, S.R. (2012).  Contributions of comorbid substance use disorders on cognition in schizophrenia.  In B.A. Marcopulos & M.M. Kurtz (Eds.), Clinical Neuropsychological Foundations of Schizophrenia.  New York: Psychology Press (pp. 207-253).
  • James, W. Mueser, K.T., & Castle, D.J. (2012).  Substance abuse comorbidity in schizophenia.  In D.J. Castle, D.L. Copolov, T. Wykes, & K.T. Mueser (Eds.) (2012).  Pharmacological and Psychosocial Treatments in Schizophrenia (Third Edition).  London: Informa Healthcare (pp. 107-118).
  • McGurk, S.R., & Mueser, K.T. (2012)  Vocational rehabilitation (in Italian).  In Nicolò, N., & Pompili, E. (Eds.), Integrated Intervention in Community Psychiatry.  Pisa, Italy: Pacini Editore Medicina (pp. 271-280).
  • Mueser, K.T., & Bond, G.R. (2012).  Supported employment.  In H.L. McQuistion, J.M. Feldman, J.M. Ranz, & W. Sowers (Eds.), Handbook of Community Psychiatry.  New York: Springer (pp. 309-318).
  • Mueser, K.T., & Nicolò, G. (2012).  Social skills training (in Italian).  In Nicolò, N., & Pompili, E. (Eds.), Integrated Intervention in Community Psychiatry.  Pisa, Italy: Pacini Editore Medicina (pp. 177-195).
  • Cohn, A., & Mueser, K.T. (2013).  Treatment for offenders with a dual diagnosis.  In M. McMurran (Ed.), Alcohol-Related Violence: Prevention and Treatment.  Chichester, United Kingdom: Wiley-Blackwell (pp. 249-283).
  • Hardy, A., Smith, B., Gottlieb, J.D., Mueser, K.T., & Steel, C. (2013).  CBT for post-traumatic stress disorder and psychosis. In C. Steel (Ed.), CBT for Schizophrenia: Evidence-Based Interventions and Future Directions.  West Sussex, Great Britain: Wiley (pp. 35-56).
  • Mueser, K. T., Drake, R. E., & Noordsy, D. L. (2013).  Treatment for co-occurring substance abuse and mental health disorders.  In P. Miller (Ed.), Interventions for Addiction: Comprehensive Addictive Behaviors and Disorders (Vol. 3, pp. 317-323).  San Diego: Academic Press.
  • Mueser, K.T., & Gingerich, S. (2013).  Illness management and recovery.  In V.L. Vandiver (Ed.), Best Practices in Community Mental Health: A Pocket Guide.  Chicago: Lyceum Books (pp. 29-46).
  • McGurk, S.R., & Mueser, K.T. (2013).  Cognition and work functioning in schizophrenia.  In P.D. Harvey (Ed.), Cognitive Impairment in Schizophrenia.  Cambridge, England: Cambridge University Press (pp. 98-109).
  • Noordsy, D. L., Mishra, M. K., & Mueser, K. T. (2013).  Models of relationships between substance use and mental disorders.  In P. Miller (Ed.), Principles of Addiction: Comprehensive Addictive Behaviors and Disorders (Vol. 1, pp. 489-495).  San Diego: Academic Press.
  • McGurk, S.R., & Mueser, K.T. (2014).  Vocational rehabilitation for severe mental illness.  In P.F. Buckley & F. Gaughran (Eds.), Treatment-Refractory Schizophrenia: A Clinical Conundrum (pp. 165-177).  Heidleburg, Germany: Springer-Verlag.
  • Mueser, K.T., Gottlieb, J.D., & Gingerich, S. (2014).  Social skills and problem solving training.  In S.G. Hoffman (Ed.), Wiley Handbook of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (pp. 243-271).  New York: Wiley.
  • Mueser, K.T., Noordsy, D.L., Drake, & R.E. (in press).  Serious mental illness.  In K. Sher (Ed.), The Oxford Handbook of Substance Use Disorders.  New York: Oxford University Press.

Professional Activities

Editorial Activities

  • Co-Editor, Psychiatric Rehabilitation Journal, 2012 –
  • U.S. Editor, Journal of Mental Health, 2002 – present
  • Associate Editor, Journal of Dual Diagnosis, 2010 – present

Journal Editorial Boards:

  • Behavior Modification, 1989 –
  • Behavior Therapy, 1994 -
  • Clinical Psychology Review, 1997 – 2006
  • Clinical Psychology: Science and Practice, 2001 –
  • Clinical Schizophrenia and Related Psychoses, 2007 –
  • International Journal of Clinical Health Psychology, 2005 –
  • Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 2007 -
  • Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 2001 –
  • Journal of Psychiatric Rehabilitation, 1999 –
  • Psychology and Psychotherapy: Theory, Research and Practice, 2006 –
  • Schizophrenia Bulletin, 2009 –
  • Schizophrenia Research, 2011 –

Awards and Honors

  • Graduated with Honors from Columbia College, 1978
  • Member of Sigma Xi, honorary scientific society, 1983-present
  • Honorable Mention, the Gerald Klerman Award from National Alliance for Research in Schizophrenia and Depression (NARSAD), 1995
  • Fellow, Invitation Fellowship Program for Research in Japan, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, Tokyo, July-August, 2006
  • Visiting Professor, Institute of Social Psychiatry, Institute of Psychiatry at the Maudsley, London, May, 2007
  • Ken Book Award for The Complete Family Guide to Schizophrenia: Helping Your Loved One Get the Most Out of Life, National Alliance on Mental Illness of New York City Metro, 2007
  • Armin Leob Research Award, United States Psychiatric Rehabilitation Association, 2007
  • Emily Mumford Medal for Distinguished Contributions to Social Science in Medicine, Department of Psychiatry, College of Physicians and Surgeons of Columbia University, 2007
  • Trail Blazer Award, Schizophrenia and Severe Mental Illness Special Interest Group of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, 2009

Licenses and Certifications

  • Licensed as a Clinical Psychologist in Pennsylvania (#PS-004704-L) and New Hampshire (#726).