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Dawn I. Velligan, PhD

Professor, Chief Division of Community Recovery, Research and Training, Henry B. Dielmann Chair, Department of Psychiatry, University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, Texas

Dawn I. Velligan, PhD, is a professor in the Department of Psychiatry, Chief of the Division of Community Recovery, Research and Training, and Henry B. Dielmann Chair at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio, Texas. Dr. Velligan’s internationally recognized research program focuses on the development and testing of psychosocial treatments to improve medication interest and follow through and outcomes in schizophrenia. She developed Cognitive Adaptation Training, a unique treatment system designed to bypass the cognitive problems observed in serious mental illness and improve functional outcomes. This treatment has been disseminated to many countries around the world. Dr. Velligan is the author of numerous publications in high-impact journals and she has received grant funding from the National Institutes of Health, The National Alliance for Research on Schizophrenia and Depression, as well as industry and private foundations. Dr. Velligan frequently serves as a consultant to industry and scientific investigators in the areas of symptom assessment, medication adherence and follow through, cognition, and outcomes.

My Speakers Sessions

Saturday, September 16

9:00am CDT