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Principal Investigator​

Yulia Landa, PsyD, MS, is an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Mount Sinai School of Medicine and Director of the Psychology Fellowship Program at the VISN 3 Mental Illness Research Education and Clinical Center (MIRECC) at James J Peters VA Medical Center. Dr. Landa received a PsyD in Clinical Psychology from the University of Hartford, and an MS in Clinical and Translational Investigation from Weill Cornell Graduate School of Medical Sciences. She completed a post-doctoral fellowship in schizophrenia treatment and research at the Weill Medical College of Cornell University/New York Presbyterian Hospital, and a comprehensive training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) as a Scholar at the Beck Institute for Cognitive Therapy and Research. Dr. Landa conducts clinical and translational research aimed to improve treatment outcomes for patients suffering from psychosis.  Her work focuses on developing and evaluating targeted CBT for the treatment and prevention of psychosis and identifying critical mechanisms (psychological and neurobiological) of their effects.  She has established individual, group and family-based CBT programs for patients experiencing delusions, paranoia and voice-hearing. Her work on standardizing and evaluating Group CBT for Delusions is notable as one of the first validated CBT for psychosis models in the U.S. Dr. Landa has received multiple grant awards, including NARSAD Young Investigator Award to conduct research on her novel "Cognitive Group Treatment for Paranoia" and NIH KL2 Career Developmental Award for her project “CBT for the Prevention of Paranoia in Adolescents at High Risk.” To facilitate the dissemination of CBT for psychosis Dr. Landa has developed CBT for psychosis training programs and has been teaching clinicians both in the US and internationally.  

Yulia Landa, Psy.D.

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