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Past President

Sally E. Riggs, DClinPsy is a licensed psychologist and expert in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for psychosis with 17 years of experience working in this field in both London, UK and the US. She earned her Doctorate in clinical psychology at Royal Holloway, University of London, UK in 2005, during which time she was trained in CBTp. She completed her Postdoctoral Research Fellowship at the Aaron T. Beck Psychopathology Research Unit, University of Pennsylvania, working on a pilot study for CBT for negative symptoms, and pioneering training in CBTp in community mental health agencies. She moved to NYC in 2011 to work at NYC Health + Hospitals/Kings County, initially on the adult inpatient service, and then as the lead psychologist in the adult outpatient department. During this time, she pioneered CBT for psychosis services at the hospital, both on the specialist early psychosis inpatient unit and throughout the outpatient clinics, training and supervising staff. In 2015 she joined Cognitive Behavioral Consultants, a group of internationally recognized mental health professionals who have researched, pioneered, and are highly experienced in delivering cutting edge treatments, bringing CBT to psychosis to their treatment modalities.  In 2016 she founded NYC CBTp, the first ever private practice group dedicated to providing evidence based cognitive behavioral therapy for people with psychosis, as well as training and consultation for mental health professionals. She has been an invited member of the Annual International CBT for Psychosis Research Meeting since 2009, and is a Founding Member and Past President of the North American CBT for psychosis Network.

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