Jen Gottlieb, Ph.D. is a Diplomate in the Academy of Cognitive Therapy, a licensed clinical psychologist, and a nationally-recognized expert in CBT interventions for persons with psychosis and other serious psychiatric conditions. She serves as the Vice-President and a Founding Member of the North American CBT for Psychosis Network, and a member of the Aaron T. Beck International CBT for Psychosis Clinical Research Group.
Dr. Gottlieb has provided clinical training, consultation, supervision, as well as treatment implementation, dissemination guidance, and training in the provision of CBT-based clinical supervision to clinical staff, residents, interns, and administration at numerous hospital and community mental health agencies locally, nationally, and internationally.
She completed her undergraduate degree at American University in Psychology and Spanish, earned her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology at the University of Montana, and completed her Clinical Internship at University of California, San Diego with concentrations in CBT for Psychosis, CBT for Mood Disorders, and General Community Outpatient Psychiatry. She held a two-year postdoctoral fellowship in the Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School Schizophrenia Clinical and Research Program.
She has been a faculty member at Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School Department of Psychiatry, Dartmouth Medical School and Psychiatric Research Center, and most recently at Boston University, within the Center of Psychiatric Rehabilitation. She currently maintains faculty appointments in the BU Departments of Psychological & Brain Sciences and Psychiatry.
Dr. Gottlieb’s research and clinical work has been devoted to the development, dissemination, and implementation of evidence-based psychosocial interventions for individuals with severe psychiatric conditions/serious mental illness. Her research has focused on the creation, provision, and evaluation of CBT treatments for persons with schizophrenia, novel interventions for those with first-episode and early psychosis, as well as specialized CBT treatments for trauma and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) for those with severe psychiatric conditions/serious mental illness, and other vulnerable populations. In addition to the delivery of multiple national and international training workshops and lectures, Dr. Gottlieb has co-authored treatment manuals, and collaborated on several research projects and numerous papers in these areas.
She has extensive direct clinical CBT-based treatment experience with people with severe psychiatric conditions/serious mental illness, schizophrenia, first-episode and early psychosis, trauma and PTSD, as well as in the provision of social skills training, dual disorders interventions, and smoking cessation in vulnerable populations.
Dr. Gottlieb recently received a Fulbright Senior Researcher Award to Spain where she adapted and began implementation of a specialty CBT for PTSD intervention for persons with severe psychiatric conditions/serious mental illness, within a Madrid patient population. A fluent Spanish speaker, she continues to collaborate with Spanish colleagues at Universidad Complutense de Madrid.
As a result of her experiences living abroad as a Fulbright professional as well as interacting with younger Fulbright teaching assistants and other college-age students, Dr. Gottlieb has developed a cognitive-behavioral stress-management skills program curriculum for adults preparing to live abroad. The goal of these workshops --which are specifically tailored to address some of the common challenges for young adults living overseas-- is to positively impact mental health, problem-solving abilities, resilience, acculturation, and overall overseas experience prior to, and while abroad. The program also can be tailored to working adults living overseas, to address related concerns.
As an extension of her work in treatment of severe psychiatric conditions and study abroad mental health, she has developed a CBT-based skills program designed specifically to address the unique stressors and mental health challenges associated with the graduate school experience. Using evidence-based CBT techniques, this brief course has been delivered in-person and online to graduate students from a variety of scholastic disciplines.