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Dr. Grant is dedicated to empowering people to get the life they wish to be living. In conjunction with Dr. Aaron T. Beck, he is the co-developer of Recovery-Oriented Cognitive Therapy (CT-R), an active approach that focuses upon understanding and overcoming the challenges of serious mental illness in the context of a person’s pursuit of a meaningful life imbued with purpose and connection. Dr. Grant conducted the basic research that supports the approach and the clinical trial to validate it. He has developed innovative team-based, milieu, and group versions of CT-R and successfully applied it to promote recovery and resiliency for individuals experiencing homelessness, forensic involvement, self-injury, substance use, aggressiveness, long-term institutionalization, and physical health challenges. Dr. Grant has helped develop a network that links state hospitals with independent living to promote continuity of care and flourishing for individuals with severe and persistent mental illness in large mental health systems. He and his colleagues have trained mental health personnel in Pennsylvania, New York, Massachusetts, Vermont, Montana, Delaware, New Jersey, and Georgia. He is a coauthor of Schizophrenia: Cognitive Theory, Research and Therapy and the forthcoming Recovery-Oriented Cognitive Therapy for Schizophrenia. Dr. Grant is currently on the Faculty at the Aaron T. Beck Psychopathology Research Center, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania.

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