Paul M. Grant, Ph.D.

Paul M. Grant, Ph.D., is a Research Assistant Professor of Psychology in the Aaron T. Beck Psychopathology Research Center of the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Grant is the primary developer, along with Aaron T. Beck, of recovery-oriented cognitive therapy (CT-R) for low functioning individuals with schizophrenia. He has coauthored Schizophrenia: Cognitive Theory, Research and Therapy and the forthcoming Recovery-Oriented Cognitive Therapy for Schizophrenia. Dr. Grant is the lead author of the randomized controlled trial demonstrating the efficacy of CT-R for schizophrenia. Additionally, Dr. Grant helped to pioneer the new conceptualization of poor functioning in schizophrenia that emphasizes negativistic beliefs as proximal mechanisms. He was the lead author of the key studies that established the importance of defeatist attitudes, asocial beliefs, and evaluation sensitivity in determining poor outcomes in patients with schizophrenia. Dr. Grant is currently involved in developing a group therapy CT-R protocol, implementing a continuity of care CT-R framework in community behavioral health settings, training of staff at short-term and long-term inpatient psychiatric units. He is also involved in training community mental health therapists and assertive community treatment teams in CT-R, training of peer specialists in CT-R, and developing new recovery-oriented measures for low-functioning patients with 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. Psychological Medicine; in press.

  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.