Michelle West, PhD
Assistant Professor, Psychiatry-Other CI Services

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Graduate Schools :
  • MA, John Jay College Of Criminal Justice, City University Of New York (2010)
  • PhD, John Jay College Of Criminal Justice, City University Of New York (2015)
Undergraduate School:
  • BA, Colgate University (NY) (2007)
Internship:
  • Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Program (2014)
Fellowships:
  • Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Program, Behavioral Medicine (2016)
Languages: English
Department: Psychiatry-Other CI Services

Professional Titles

  • Assistant Professor
  • Director, Program for Early Assessment, Care, & Study (PEACS)

Publications

  • Yanos PT, Lysaker PH, Silverstein SM, Vayshenker B, Gonzales L, West ML, Roe D. A randomized-controlled trial of treatment for self-stigma among persons diagnosed with schizophrenia-spectrum disorders. Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol. 2019 Nov;54(11):1363-1378. PubMed PMID: 30937510
  • Dugré JR, West ML. Disentangling compliance with command hallucinations: Heterogeneity of voice intents and their clinical correlates. Schizophr Res. 2019 Oct;212:33-39. PubMed PMID: 31451299
  • Friedman-Yakoobian MS, West ML, Woodberry KA, O'Donovan KE, Zimmet SV, Gnong-Granato A, Giuliano AJ, Guyer ME, Rodenhiser-Hill J, Keshavan MS, Seidman LJ. Development of a Boston Treatment Program for Youth at Clinical High Risk for Psychosis: Center for Early Detection, Assessment, and Response to Risk (CEDAR). Harv Rev Psychiatry. 2018 Sep Oct;26(5):274-286. PubMed PMID: 30188339
  • West ML. Clinical insights: Addressing command hallucinations. Schizophr Res. 2018 Jul;197:63-64. PubMed PMID: 29129506
  • West, M.L., Mulay, A.L., DeLuca, J.S., O’Donovan, K., & Yanos, P. (2018). Forensic psychiatric experiences, stigma, and self-concept: A mixed-methods study. Journal of Forensic Psychiatry and Psychology, 29(4), 574-596. https://doi.org/10.1080/14789949.2018.1425473
  • Mulay, A.L., West, M. L., Samstag, L. W., & Diamond, E. (2017). Negative body attitudes as a risk factor for non-suicidal self-injury among college students. Suicidology Online, 8, 1-9.
  • Vayshenker B, Mulay AL, Gonzales L, West ML, Brown I, Yanos PT. Participation in peer support services and outcomes related to recovery. Psychiatr Rehabil J. 2016 Sep;39(3):274-81. PubMed PMID: 26882529
  • Mulay, A.L., Vayshenker, B., West, M.L., Kelly, E. (2016). Crisis intervention training and implicit stigma toward mental illness: Reducing bias among criminal justice personnel. International Journal of Forensic Mental Health, 15(4), 369-381. https://doi.org/10.1080/14999013.2016.1208308
  • West ML, Vayshenker B, Rotter M, Yanos PT. The influence of mental illness and criminality self-stigmas and racial self-concept on outcomes in a forensic psychiatric sample. Psychiatr Rehabil J. 2015 Jun;38(2):150-157. PubMed PMID: 25938621
  • West, M.L., Lawson, V.Z, & Grose-Fifer, J. (2014). The effect of electrophysiological neuroscientific deception detection evidence on juror judgments in a criminal trial. Basic and Applied Social Psychology, 36(2), 133-144. https://doi.org/10.1080/01973533.2014.881288
  • West, M.L., Yanos, P.T., & Mulay, A.L. (2014). Triple stigma of forensic psychiatric patients: Mental illness, race, and criminal history. International Journal of Forensic Mental Health, 13(1), 75-90. https://doi.org/10.1080/14999013.2014.885471
  • Yanos PT, Roe D, West ML, Smith SM, Lysaker PH. Group-based treatment for internalized stigma among persons with severe mental illness: findings from a randomized controlled trial. Psychol Serv. 2012 Aug;9(3):248-258. PubMed PMID: 22545821
  • Yanos PT, West ML, Gonzales L, Smith SM, Roe D, Lysaker PH. Change in internalized stigma and social functioning among persons diagnosed with severe mental illness. Psychiatry Res. 2012 Dec 30;200(2-3):1032-4. PubMed PMID: 22763091
  • West ML, Yanos PT, Smith SM, Roe D, Lysaker PH. Prevalence of Internalized Stigma among Persons with Severe Mental Illness. Stigma Res Action. 2011 Jan 1;1(1):3-10. PubMed PMID: 21804951
  • Yanos PT, West ML, Smith SM. Coping, productive time use, and negative mood among adults with severe mental illness: a daily diary study. Schizophr Res. 2010 Dec;124(1-3):54-9. PubMed PMID: 20817412
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Professional Memberships

  • American Psychological Association (APA), Member
  • International Early Psychosis Association (IEPA), Member

Specialty Information

Specialties
  • Psychology
  • Structured Interview for Psychosis-Risk Syndromes (SIPS), Certified Assessor, Specialized Training (2014)
Conditions & Treatments
  • Mental Health and Behavior
  • Mental Health and Behavior - Anxiety
  • Mental Health and Behavior - Bipolar Disorder
  • Mental Health and Behavior - Depression
  • Mental Health and Behavior - Stress
  • Mental Health and Behavior - Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
Clinical Interests
I have experience working with people with psychosis spectrum symptoms in many contexts, at all stages of development these symptoms. My current focus is helping young people showing possible signs of risk for psychosis and their families. I have expertise in early psychosis evaluation, cognitive behavioral therapy for psychosis (CBT-p), dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), collaborative management of suicide risk, and family focused treatment (FFT).

Public Speaking
Yes
Early psychosis (screening, assessment, treatment)

General Information

Graduate Schools:
  • MA, John Jay College Of Criminal Justice, City University Of New York (2010)
  • PhD, John Jay College Of Criminal Justice, City University Of New York (2015)
Undergraduate Schools:
  • BA, Colgate University (NY) (2007)
Internships:
  • Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Program (2014)
Fellowships:
  • Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Program, Behavioral Medicine (2016)
Languages: English
Department: Psychiatry-Other CI Services
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