Communications Officer

Sarah Kopelovich, PhD is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences in the University of Washington School of Medicine and holds an endowed professorship in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for psychosis (CBTp). Dr. Kopelovich is a licensed clinical psychologist with formal education and training in serious mental illness and forensic psychology. For the past 10 years, she has administered and supervised the provision of evidence-based psychotherapeutic interventions (EBPIs) as well as standardized psychological, risk, neurocognitive, and psychodiagnostic assessments of individuals with serious mental illness (SMI) in diverse settings and from diverse sociocultural backgrounds in New York, California, Georgia, and Washington. Since joining the faculty at the Center for Evidence Based Practices for Adults at the University of Washington in 2015, Dr. Kopelovich has served as the Principal Investigator (PI) and co-investigator on state- and foundation-funded projects aimed at implementing and disseminating EBPIs for schizophrenia spectrum disorders in outpatient, inpatient, Assertive Community Treatment, and forensic settings. Dr. Kopelovich has PI’d two multiyear CBTp workforce development initiatives that have resulted in more than 140 CBTp-trained providers across Washington State, the first Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes (ECHO) Clinic focused on the treatment of psychosis, a CBTp Train-the-Trainer curriculum, and the first-in-the-nation CBTp Stepped Care program (http://depts.washington.edu/ebpa/projects/cbtp). 

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