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Steven L. Sayers, PhD

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CHERP Core Investigator

Associate Director for Education, VISN 4 Mental Illness Research, Education, and Clinical Center (MIRECC)


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Steven Sayers, PhD, is CHERP COIN Investigator and Associate Director for Education, VISN 4 Mental Illness Research, Education, and Clinical Center (MIRECC), at the Corporal Michael J. Crescenz Veterans Affairs Medical Center (CMC VAMC). He serves as the Director of the Psychology Advanced Fellowship at MIRECC.

Dr. Sayers is Associate Professor of Psychology in Psychiatry at the Philadelphia Veterans Affairs Medical Center Department of Psychiatry University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine.

Dr. Sayer's primary areas of research include family factors in mental and physical health, adherence to treatment, and family interventions for marital distress and chronic illnesses.

Current research projects focus on returning combat Veterans and family reintegration problems experienced by these Veterans. He is currently PI of a study of supported employment, enhanced by group cognitive therapy and cognitive remediation, of Veterans with schizophrenia or schizo-affective disorder. He directs Coaching Into Care, a telephone-based service for family members who want to encourage a Veteran in their family to seek mental health care.

Research Areas
Psychology
Mental Health
Veterans Health
Caregivers