Paul M. Grant, Ph.D.

On the Faculty at the Aaron T. Beck Psychopathology Research Center, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Grant has devoted his career to developing new understandings of schizophrenia designed to dramatically improve the lives of affected individuals and their loved ones. In conjunction with Dr. Aaron T. Beck, Dr. Grant is the co-developer of recovery-oriented cognitive therapy and has conducted a clinical trial to validate it. He has developed innovative group versions of the therapy to improve supported employment outcomes, prevent transition to psychosis in ultra-high risk youth, and promote resiliency and recovery for individuals in an early episode of psychosis. Dr. Grant has developed a milieu version of the treatment and implemented it in long-term hospital units (both civil and forensic) and conjugate living residences in the community. He has helped develop a network that links state hospitals with independent living to promote continuity of care and flourishing for individuals with severe and persistent mental illness in large mental health systems. He and his colleagues have trained mental health personnel in Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, Delaware, New Jersey, and Georgia. He is a coauthor of Schizophrenia: Cognitive Theory, Research and Therapy and the forthcoming Recovery-Oriented Cognitive Therapy for Schizophrenia.

Selected Publications

  1. Grant PM, Beck AT. Defeatist beliefs as a mediator of cognitive impairment, negative symptoms, and functioning in schizophrenia. Schizophr Bull. 2009;35(4):798-806.
  2. Grant PM, Beck AT. Evaluation sensitivity as a moderator of communication disorder in schizophrenia. Psychol Med. 2009;39(7):1211-1219.
  3. Grant PM, Beck AT. Asocial beliefs as predictors of asocial behavior in schizophrenia. Psychiatry Res. 2010;177(1-2):65-70.
  4. Beck AT, Grant PM, Huh GA, Perivoliotis D, Chang NA. Dysfunctional attitudes and expectancies in deficit syndrome schizophrenia. Schizophr Bull. 2011.
  5. Riggs SE, Grant PM, Perivoliotis D, Beck AT. Assessment of cognitive insight: a qualitative review. Schizophr Bull. Mar 2012;38(2):338-350.
  6. Beck AT, Rector NA, Stolar NM, Grant PM. Schizophrenia: cognitive theory, research and therapy. NY: Guilford Press; 2009.
  7. Grant PM, Huh GA, Perivoliotis D, Stolar NM, Beck AT. Randomized trial to evaluate the efficacy of cognitive therapy for low-functioning patients with schizophrenia. Arch Gen Psychiatry. 2012;69(2):121-127.
  8. Chang NA, Grant PM, Lauren L, Beck, AT. Effects of a Recovery-Oriented Cognitive Therapy Training Program on Inpatient Staff Attitudes and Incidents of Seclusions and Restraint. Community Ment Health J. 2013;50(4):415-421.
  9. Perivoliotis D, Grant PM, Beck AT. Recovery-Oriented Cognitive Therapy for schizophrenia. New York: Guilford; in press.
  10. Thomas EC, Luther L, Zullo L, Beck AT, Grant PM. From neurocognition to community participation in serious mental illness: the intermediary role of dysfunctional attitudes and motivation. Psychol. Med. 2017;47(5):822-36

  11. Warman D, Grant P, Sullivan K, Caroff S, Beck AT. Individual and group cognitive behavioral therapy for schizophrenia: a pilot investigation.Journal of Psychiatric Practice. 2005;11(1):27-34.