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Jason Schiffman, Ph.D.



Contact Information:


Office:       Math/Psychology 327

Phone:      410.455.1574    

Fax:          410.455.1055

Lab:          Sondheim 413

Phone:      410.455.1535

Website:   YouthFirst Lab


Ph.D. – University of Southern California, 2003

Area of Study:

Clinical Psychology

Research Interests:

Early identification and treatment of youth at risk for psychosis. Reduction of stigma against people with serious mental health concerns.

Courses Taught:

Schizophrenia (PSYC 455)

Graduate Research and Training Opportunities:

YES: Accepting new HSP graduate students for Fall 2018.

Undergraduate Research and Training Opportunities:

YES  Undergraduate opportunities available

Graduate Program Affiliation(s):

Human Services Psychology, Clinical;

University of Maryland, School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry, Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry;

University of Maryland, School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry, Maryland Psychiatric Research Center.

Leadership roles in the Department/College/University:

Director of Clinical Training


Selected Publications:

Kline, E., Thompson, E., Schimunek, C., Reeves, G., Bussell, K., Pitts, S., & Schiffman, J. (2013). Parent-Adolescent Agreement on Psychosis Risk Symptoms. Schizophrenia Research, 147, 147-152.

Jacobs, E. , Kline, E. , & Schiffman, J. (2012). Defining “Treatment as Usual” for Attenuated Psychosis Syndrome: A survey of community Practitioners. Psychiatric Services, 63, 1252-1256.

Kline, E. , Wilson, C. , Ereshefsky, S. , Denenny, D. , Thompson, E., Pitts, S., Bussell, K., Reeves, G., & Schiffman, J. (2012). Psychosis risk screening in youth: A validation study of three self-report measures of attenuated psychosis symptoms. Schizophrenia Research, 141, 72-77.

Golembo, S. , Schiffman, J., Kline, E. , Sorensen, H., Mortensen, E., Stapleton, L., Hayashi, K., Michelsen, N., Ekstrom, M., & Mednick, S. (2012). Premorbid Multivariate Markers of Neurodevelopmental Instability in the Prediction of Adult Schizophrenia-Spectrum Disorder: A High-Risk Prospective Investigation. Schizophrenia Research, 139, 129-135.

Kline, E. , Wilson, C. , Ereshefsky, S. , Tsuji, T. , Schiffman, J., Pitts, S., & Reeves, G. (2012). Convergent and discriminant validity of attenuated psychosis screening tools. Schizophrenia Research, 134, 49-53.

Schiffman, J., Kline, E.* Reeves, G., Jones, A., Medoff, D., Lucksted, A.,Fang, L., & Dixon, L. B. (2014). Differences between parents of young versus adult children seeking to participate in Family-to-Family psychoeducation.Psychiatric Services, 65(2), 247-250.

Kline, E. & Schiffman, J. (2014). Psychosis risk screening: A systematicreview. Schizophrenia Research, 158, 11-18.