Kim T. Mueser, PhD

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Kim Mueser

Kim T. Mueser, Ph.D. is a clinical psychologist and Professor at the Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation at Boston University. Dr. Mueser’s clinical and research interests include family psychoeducation, the treatment of co-occurring psychiatric and substance use disorders, psychiatric rehabilitation for serious mental illnesses, and the treatment of posttraumatic stress disorder. His research has been supported by the National Institute of Mental Health, the National Institute on Drug Abuse, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration, and the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation. He is the co-author of over 10 books and treatment manuals, and has published extensively, including numerous peer reviewed journal articles and book chapters. Dr. Mueser has also given numerous lectures and workshops on psychiatric rehabilitation, both nationally and internationally.

Professional Interests

Development and evaluation of rehabilitation approaches for people with severe mental illness.

Selected Journal Articles

Addington, J., Heinssen, R.K., Robinson, D.G., Schooler, N.R., Marcy, P., Brunette, M.F., Correll, C.U., Estroff, S. E., Mueser, K.T., Penn, D.L., Robinson, J.A., Rosenheck, R.A., Azrin, S.T., Goldstein, A.B., Severe, J., & Kane, J.M. (2015). Duration of untreated psychosis in U.S. community treatment settings. Psychiatric Services.

Landa, Y., Mueser, K.T., Wyka, K.E., Shreck, E., Jespersen, R., Jacobs, M.A., Griffin, K.W., van der Gaag, M., Reyna, V.F., Beck, A.T., Silbersweig, D.A., & Walkup, J.T. (2015). Development of a group and family-based cognitive behavioral therapy program for youth at risk for psychosis. Early Intervention in Psychiatry.

Mueser, K.T., Penn, D.L., Addington, J., Brunette, M.F., Gingerich, S., Glynn, S.M., Lynde, D.W., Gottlieb, J.D., Meyer-Kalos, P., Cather, C., McGurk, S.R., Saade, S., Robinson, D.G., Schooler, N.R., Rosenheck, R. A., & Kane, J.M. (2015). The NAVIGATE program for first episode psychosis: Rationale, overview, and description of psychosocial components. Psychiatric Services.

Robinson, D.G., Schooler, N.R., John, M., Correll, C.U., Marcy, P., Addington, J., Brunette, M.F., Estroff, S.E., Mueser, K.T., Penn, D.L., Robinson, J., Rosenheck, R.A., Severe, J., Goldstein, A., Azrin, S., Heinssen, R.K., & Kane, J.M. (2015). Prescription practices in the treatment of first episode schizophrenia-spectrum disorders: Data from the National RAISE-ETP Study. American Journal of Psychiatry, 172, 237-248.

Bartels, S.J., Pratt, S.I., Mueser, K.T., Forester, B.P., Cather, C., Swain, K., Xie, H., Bird, B., & Feldman, J. (2014). Long-term outcomes of a randomized trial of integrated skills training and preventive healthcare for older adults with serious mental illness. American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 22, 1251-1267.

Bartels, S.J., Pratt, S.I., Mueser, K.T., Wolfe, R., Santos, M.M., Naslund, J.A., Xie, H., & Riera, E.G. (2014). Integrated psychiatric and medical illness self-management for adults with serious mental illness: A randomized clinical trial. Psychiatric Services, 65, 330-337.

Ben-Zeev, D., Brenner, C.J., Begale, M., Duffecy, J., Mohr, D.C., & Mueser, K.T. (2014). Feasibility, acceptability, and preliminary efficacy of a smartphone intervention for schizophrenia. Schizophrenia Bulletin, 40, 1244-1253.

Correll, C.U., Robinson, D.G., Schooler, N.R., Brunette, M.F., Mueser, K.T., Rosenheck, R. A., Marcy, P., Addington, J., Estroff, S.E., Robinson, J., Penn, D.L., Azrin, S., Goldstein, A., Severe, J., Heinssen, R.K., & Kane, J.M. (2014). Cardiometabolic risk in first episode schizophrenia-spectrum disorder patients: Baseline results from the Recovery After an Initial Schizophrenia Episode Early Treatment Program (RAISE-ETP) study. JAMA Psychiatry, 71, 1350-63.

Davis, K.E., Devitt, T., O’Neil, S., Kaiser, S., & Mueser, K.T. (2014). Targeting consumers in early stages of substance use treatment: A pilot study. Psychiatric Rehabilitation Journal, 37, 37-42.

Hoffmann, H., Jäckel, D., Glauser, S., Mueser, K.T., & Kupper, Z. (2014). Long-term effectiveness of supported employment : Five-year follow-up of a randomized controlled trial. American Journal of Psychiatry, 171, 1183-1190.

McGuire, A.B., Kukla, M., Green, A.K., Mueser, K.T., & Salyers, M.P. (2014). Illness management and recovery: A review of the literature. Psychiatric Services, 65, 171-179.

Mizock, L., & Mueser, K.T. (2014). Employment, mental health, internalized stigma, and coping with transphobia among transgender individuals. Psychology of Sexual Orientation and Gender Diversity, 1, 146-258.

Mueser, K.T., Bond, G.R., Essock, S.M., Clark, R.E., Carpenter-Song, E., Drake, R.E., & Wolfe, R. (2014). The effects of supported employment in Latino consumers with severe mental illness. Psychiatric Rehabilitation Journal, 37, 113-122.

Mueser, K.T., & McGurk, S.R. (2014). Supported employment for persons with serious mental illness: Current status and future directions. l’Encéphale, 40, S45-S56.

Russinova, Z., Rogers, E.S., Gagne, C., Bloch, P., Drake, K., & Mueser, K.T. (2014). A randomized controlled trial of a peer-run anti-stigma photovoice intervention. Psychiatric Services, 65, 242-246.

Salyers, M.P., McGuire, A.B., Kukla, M., Fukui, S., Lysaker, P.H., & Mueser, K.T. (2014). A randomized controlled trial of Illness Management and Recovery with an active control. Psychiatric Services, 65, 205-211.

Aschbrenner, K., Carpenter-Song, E., Mueser, K.T., Kinney, A.R., Pratt, S.I., & Bartels, S.J. (2013).  A qualitative study of social facilitators and barriers to health behavior change among persons with serious mental illness.  Community Mental Health Journal, 49, 207-215.

Aschbrenner, K., Mueser, K.T., Bartels, S.J., & Pratt, S.I. (2013).  Perceived social support for diet and exercise among persons with serious mental illness enrolled in a healthy lifestyle intervention.  Psychiatric Rehabilitation Journal, 36, 65-71.

Bartels, S.J., Pratt, S.I., Aschbrenner, K.A., Barre, L.K., Jue, K., Wolfe, R.S., Xie, H., McHugo, G.J., Santos, M., Williams, G.E., Naslund, J.A., & Mueser, K.T. (2013). Clinically significant improved fitness and weight loss among overweight persons with serious mental illness. Psychiatric Services, 64, 729-736.

Frounfelker, R., Vorhies Klodnick, V., Mueser, K.T., & Todd, S. (2013).  Trauma and posttraumatic stress disorder among transition age youth with serious mental health conditions.  Journal of Traumatic Stress, 26, 409-412.

Gelkopf, M., Roe, D., Werbeloff, N., Hasson-Ohayon, I., Mueser, K.T., Caspi, A., & Weiser, M. (2013).  The prevalence of full and partial posttraumatic stress disorder among people with severe mental illness in Israel.  Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, 201, 244-250.

Gottlieb, J.D., Harper Romero, K., Penn, D.L., Mueser, K.T., & Chiko, B.P. (2013).  Web-based cognitive-behavioral therapy for auditory hallucinations in persons with psychosis: A pilot study.  Schizophrenia Research, 145, 82-87.

Lecomte, T., Paquin, K., Mueser, K.T., MacEwan, W., Goldner, E., Thornton, A.E., Brink, J., Lang, D., Kang, S., Barr, A. M., & Honer, W.G. (2013).  Relationships among depression, PTSD, methamphetamine abuse, and psychosis.  Journal of Dual Diagnosis, 9, 115-122.

Lu, W., Yanos, P.T., Silverstein, S.M., Mueser, K.T., Rosenberg, S. D., Gottlieb, J.D., Duva, S.M., Kularatne, T., Dove-Williams, S., Paterno, D., Hawthorne-Seraie, D., & Giacobbe, G. (2013).  Public mental health clients with severe mental illness and probable posttraumatic stress disorder: Trauma exposure and correlates of symptom severity.  Journal of Traumatic Stress, 26, 266-273.

Mueser, K.T., Deavers, F., Penn, D.L., & Cassisi, J. (2013).  Psychosocial treatments for schizophrenia.  Annual Review of Clinical Psychology, 9, 465-497.

Mueser, K.T., & Gingerich, S. (2013).  Treatment of co-occurring psychotic and substance use disorders.  Social Work in Public Health, 28, 424-39.

Mueser, K.T., Glynn, S.M., Cather, C., Xie, H., Zarate, R., Smith, M.F., Clark, R.E., Gottlieb, J.D., Wolfe, R., & Feldman, J. (2013).  A randomized controlled trial of family intervention for co-occurring substance use and severe psychiatric disorders.  Schizophrenia Bulletin, 39, 658-672.

Pratt, S.I., Mueser, K.T., Wolfe, R., & Bartels, S.J. (2013).  The impact of skills training on cognitive functioning in older people with serious mental illness: Results from a randomized controlled trial.  American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 21, 242-250.

Steadman, H. J., Peters, R.H., Carpenter, C., Mueser, K.T., Jaeger, N.D., Gordon, R.B., Fisler, C., Goss, S., Olson, E., Osher, F.C., Noether, C.D., & Hardin, C. (2013).  Six steps to improve your drug court outcomes for adults with co-occurring disorders.  Drug Court Practitioner Fact Sheet, 8, 1-27.

Aschbrenner, K., Bartels, S.J., Mueser, K.T., Carpenter-Song, E., & Kinney, A. (2012).  Consumer perspectives on involving family members and significant others in a healthy lifestyle intervention.  Health & Social Work, 37, 207-215.

Bouchard, V., Lecomte, T., & Mueser, K.T. (2012).  Could cognitive deficits help distinguish methamphetamine-induced psychosis from a psychotic disorder with substance abuse?  Mental Health and Substance Use, 6, 101-110.

Gottlieb, J.D., Mueser, K.T., & Glynn, S.M. (2012).  Family therapy for schizophrenia: Co-occurring psychotic and substance use disorders. Journal of Clinical Psychology, (68)5, 490-501.

Lu, W., Yanos, P.T., Gottlieb, J.D., Duva, S.M., Silverstein, S.M., Xie, H., Rosenberg, S.D., & Mueser, K.T. (2012).  Using fidelity assessments to train frontline clinicians in the delivery of cognitive-behavioral therapy for PTSD in persons with serious mental illness.  Psychiatric Services, 63, 785-792.

McGuire, A.B., Stull, L. G., Mueser, K.T., Santos, M., Mook, A., Nicksic, C., Rose, N., White, L., & Salyers, M.P. (2012).  Development and reliability of a measure of clinical competence in providing illness management and recovery.  Psychiatric Services, 63, 772-778.

Mueser, K.T., Bartels, S.J., Santos, M., Pratt, S.I., & Riera, E. (2012).  Integrated Illness Management and Recovery: A program for integrating physical and psychiatric illness self-management in older persons with severe mental illness.  American Journal of Psychiatric Rehabilitation, (15)2,131-156.

Mueser, K. T., Gottlieb, J.D., Cather, C., Glynn, S.M., Zarate, R., Smith, L.F., Clark, R.E., & Wolfe, R. (2012).  Antisocial personality disorder in people with co-occurring severe mental illness and substance use disorders: Clinical, functional, and family relationship correlates.  Psychosis, (4)1, 52-62.

Pachas, G.N., Cather, C., Pratt, S.I., Hoeppner, B., Nino, J., Carlini, S.V., Achtyes, E.D., Lando, H., Mueser, K.T., Rigotti, N.A., Goff, D.C., & Evins, A.E. (2012).  Varenicline for smoking cessation in schizophrenia: Safety and effectiveness in a 12-week open-label trial. Journal of Dual Diagnosis, 8, 117-25.

Teague, G.B., Mueser, K.T., & Rapp, C.A. (2012).  Advances in fidelity measurement for mental health services research: Four measures.  Psychiatric Services, 63, 765-771.

Aschbrenner, K.A., Mueser, K.T., Bartels, S.J., & Pratt, S.I. (2011).
Family contact and health status among older adults with serious mental illnesses.
Psychiatric Rehabilitation Journal, 34(4), 295-303.

Gottlieb, J.D., Mueser, K.T., Rosenberg, S.D., Xie, H., & Wolfe, R.S. (2011).
Psychotic depression, posttraumatic stress disorder, and engagement in cognitive-behavioral therapy within an outpatient sample of adults with serious mental illness.
Comprehensive Psychiatry, 52(1), 41-9.

McGurk, S.R., Schiano, D., Mueser, K.T., & Wolfe, R. (2010).
Implementation of the thinking skills for work program in a psychosocial clubhouse.
Psychiatric Rehabilitation Journal, 33(3), 190-199.

Mueser, K.T., Lu, W., Rosenberg, S.D., & Wolfe, R. (2010).
The trauma of psychosis: posttraumatic stress disorder and recent onset psychosis.
Schizophrenia Research, 116(2-3), 217-27.

Mueser, K.T., Pratt, S.I., Bartels, S.J., Forester, B., Wolfe, R., & Cather, C. (2010).
Neurocognition and social skill in older persons with schizophrenia and major mood disorders: An analysis of gender and diagnosis effects.  Journal of Neurolinguistics, 23(3), 297-317.

Mueser, K.T., Pratt, S.I., Bartels, S.J., Swain, K., Forester, B., Cather, C., & Feldman, J. (2010).
Randomized Trial of Social Rehabilitation and Integrated Health Care for Older People with Severe Mental Illness.  Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 78(4), 561-73.

Mueser, K.T., Glynn, S.M., Cather, C., Zarate, R., Fox, L., Feldman, J., Wolfe, R., & Clark, R.E. (2009).
Family intervention for co-occurring substance use and severe psychiatric disorders: participant characteristics and correlates of initial engagement and more extended exposure in a randomized controlled trial.  Addictive Behaviors, 34(10), 867-877.

Whitley, R., Gingerich, S., Lutz, W.J., & Mueser, K.T. (2009).
Implementing the illness management and recovery program in community mental health settings: facilitators and barriers.  Psychiatric Services, (60)2, 202-209.

Mueser, K.T., Rosenberg, S.D., Xie, H., Jankowski, M.K., Bolton, E.E., Lu, W., Hamblen, J.L., Rosenberg, H.J., McHugo, G.J., Wolfe, R. (2008).
A randomized controlled trial of cognitive-behavioral treatment for posttraumatic stress disorder in severe mental illness.  Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, (76)2, 259-271.

Mueser, K.T. & Taub, J. (2008).
Trauma and PTSD among adolescents with severe emotional disorders involved in multiple service systems. Psychiatric Services, (59)6, 627-634.

Pratt, S.I., Mueser, K.T., Bartels, S., Driscoll, M., Wolfe, R. (2006).
Medication nonadherence in older people with serious mental illness: prevalence and correlates.  Psychiatric Rehabilitation Journal, (29)4, 299-310.


Jankowski, M.K., Rosenberg, H.J., Rosenberg, S.D., & Mueser, K.T. (2011).
Coping with Stress: A CBT Program for Teens with Trauma.
Center City, MN: Hazelden.

Gingerich, S., & Mueser, K.T. (2011).
Illness Management and Recovery: Personalized Skills and Strategies for Those with Mental Illness (3rd ed.).
Center City, MN: Hazelden.

McGovern, M.P., Mueser, K.T., Hamblen, J.L., & Jankowski, M.K. (2010).
Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for PTSD: A Program for Addiction Professionals.
Center City, MN: Hazelden.

Gingerich, S., & Mueser, K.T. (2010).
Illness Management and Recovery Implementation Resource Kit (Revised ed.)
Rockville, MD: Center for Mental Health Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.

Mueser, K.T., Rosenberg, S.D., & Rosenberg, H.J. (2009).
Treatment of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder in Special Populations: A Cognitive Restructuring Program.
Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

McGovern, M.P., Drake, R.E., Merrens, M.R., Mueser, K.T., & Brunette, M.F. (2008).
Co-occurring Disorders Program: Integrated Services for Substance Use and Mental Health Problems.
Center City, MN: Hazelden.

Edited by Mueser, K.T. and Jeste, D.V. (2008).
Clinical Handbook of Schizophrenia
Guilford Press, New York, NY

Corrigan, P. W., Mueser, K.T., Bond, G.R., Drake, R.E. and Solomon, P. (2007).
Principles and Practice of Psychiatric Rehabilitation: An Empirical Approach
Guilford Press, New York, NY

Mueser, K.T. and Gingerich, S. (2006).
The Complete Family Guide to Schizophrenia: Helping Your Loved One Get the Most Out of Life
Guilford Press, New York, NY

Bellack, A.S., Mueser, K.T., Gingerich, S. and Agresta, J. (2004).
Social Skills Training for Schizophrenia: Second Edition: A Step-by-Step Guide
Guilford Press, New York, NY

Mueser, K.T., Noordsy, D.L., Drake, R.E. and Fox, L. (2003).
Integrated Treatment for Dual Disorders: A Guide to Effective Practice
Guilford Press, New York, NY