Office: Math/Psychology 327
Lab: Sondheim 413
Website: YouthFirst Lab
Graduate Research and Training Opportunities:
YES Accepting new graduate students for Fall 2015
Undergraduate Research and Training Opportunities:
YES Undergraduate opportunities available
Ph.D. – University of Southern California, 2003
Area of Study:
Schizophrenia (PSYC 455)
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
Early identification and treatment of youth at risk for psychosis. Reduction of stigma against people with serious mental health concerns.
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.