David Penn, Ph.D.
Professor and Associate Director of Clinical Psychology

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UNC-CH
Department of Psychology
250 Davie Hall
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3270

Phone: 919-843-7514
Fax: 919--962-2537
e-mail: dpenn@email.unc.edu

SOCIAL COGNITION AND INTERACTION TRAINING (SCIT) STUDY

EARN UP TO $200.00 & THE CHANCE OF GETTING FREE THERAPY

If you:

  • Have a diagnosis of schizophrenia or schizoaffective disorder
  • Would like to improve your social relationships
  • Are between the ages of 18 and 65

Then you may be eligible to participate.

SCIT is a group psychotherapy that teaches strategies for getting along with other people and improving the social lives of persons with schizophrenia or schizoaffective disorder.

Half of the participants in this study will receive 20 sessions of SCIT group therapy over a five-month period and their usual treatment services.  SCIT will be provided to you free of charge. 

Half of the participants will receive their usual treatment services. 

All participants can be paid up to $200 to complete three assessments. These will involve evaluations of symptoms, cognitive and social functioning. Each of these assessments will take about 3 hours. The assessments will be done approximately 4-5 months apart.

To find out more about this study, please call Piper Meyer or Betty Rupp at (919) 843-5262, or email psmeyer@email.unc.edu

Click here to view the consent form that participants sign upon enrolling in the study

Click here to read an article about SCIT in The New Yorker Magazine

Click here to read an article about SCIT on ABC news.com

 

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