Philip T. Yanos
Philip T.
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10.65.21 NB

1990    BA       Psychology, Wesleyan University

1999    PhD    Clinical Psychology,   St. John's University           


Philip T. Yanos, Ph.D., received his doctorate in clinical psychology from St. John's University (1999).  Prior to joining the faculty at John Jay, he was a faculty member in the Department of Psychiatry of UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. He is an Associate Editor for the journal Stigma and Health and the author of “Written Off: Mental Health Stigma and the Loss of Human Potential” (Cambridge University Press, 2018).  He is the co-developer of 'Narrative Enhancement and Cognitive Therapy', a group-based treatment which addresses the effects of self-stigma among people with mental illness, which has been translated into 7 languages.  He conducts research on stigma, self-stigma, peer support, and other factors related to the community participation of people diagnosed with severe mental illnesses. 

JJC Affiliations
Director of Clinical Training, Ph.D. Program in Clincal Psychology
Courses Taught

Doctoral Program: Evidence-Based Treatment of Severe Mental Illness, Supervision and Consultation, Ethics and Legal Issues in Clinical Psychology

​MA Program: Psychopathology, Advanced Research Methods

​BA Program: Abnormal Psychology



English, Greek
Scholarly Work
Yanos, P. T. (2018). Written off: Mental health stigma and the loss of human potential. New York: Cambridge University Press. Yanos, P. T., Lucksted, A., Drapalski, A., Roe, D., & Lysaker, P. (2015). Interventions targeting mental health self-stigma: A review and comparison. Psychiatric Rehabilitation Journal, 38, 171-178. Yanos, P. T., Roe, D., & Lysaker, P. H. (2010). The impact of illness identity on recovery from severe mental illness. American Journal of Psychiatric Rehabilitation, 13, 73-93. Yanos, P. T., Roe, D., Markus, K., & Lysaker, P. H. (2008). Pathways between internalized stigma and outcomes related to recovery in schizophrenia-spectrum disorders. Psychiatric Services, 59, 1437-1442. Lysaker, P. H., Roe, D., & Yanos, P. T. (2007). Toward understanding the insight paradox: Internalized stigma moderates the association between insight and social functioning, hope and self-esteem among people with schizophrenia spectrum disorders. Schizophrenia Bulletin, 33, 192-199.
Honors and Awards
2018, John Jay College Faculty Scholarly Excellence Award 2013, John Jay College Faculty Scholarly Excellence Award 2011, John Jay College Faculty Scholarly Excellence Award 2009, John Jay College Faculty Scholarly Excellence Award
Research Summary

Philip T. Yanos ​is a clinical psychologist committed to studying factors related to the recovery and community participation of people diagnosed with severe mental illnesses.  A major area of his work has focused on self-stigma and its impact of the community participation/social functioning of people diagnosed with severe mental illness.  A related area has been the development of Narrative Enhancement and Cognitive Therapy (NECT), an intervention designed to decrease self-stigma among people with severe mental illnesses (he has received two grants from NIMH to study this intervention).  Another major area of study has considered the predictors of community participation among people with severe mental illnesses more broadly, and he has received funding from the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research to study this issue. He has also studied predictors of community stigma, and been concerned with how the use of coping strategies impacts community functioning among people with severe mental illness.