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.
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
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.