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Funded Project Details - FY2021

Project Number:

Title: Evaluating the Use of Peer Specialists to Deliver Cognitive Behavioral Social Skills Training
Principal Investigator:

Matthew J. Chinman

Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Congressional District Code: 14
Research Service: Health Services R&D
Project Period: May 2018 - September 2023
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $217,598
Total Award Amount
(all years):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


Background: The Veterans Health Administration (VHA) is advocating that Veterans with serious mental ill- ness (SMI) receive recovery-oriented, rehabilitation approaches that target real-world functioning. One such approach is Cognitive-Behavioral Social Skills Training (CBSST). Unlike traditional cognitive-behavioral thera- py, CBSST is a more recovery-oriented psychosocial rehabilitation intervention that teaches Veterans with SMI to correct errors in thinking and build social skills. While ef...

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