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.
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.