Jason Schiffman, PhD

Professor and Director of Clinical Training
Department of Psychology

Jason Schiffman is Professor of Psychology and Director of Clinical Training at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, where he has been since 2009. Graduating from USC in 2003, Dr. Schiffman is currently the Co-Director of the Maryland Early Intervention Program’s Strive for Wellness clinic, a research, training, and services program designed to improve the lives of young people at risk for psychosis, as well as their families. Prior to UMBC, Dr. Schiffman was a professor at the University of Hawaii, Department of Psychology, where he was the Director of the Child and Adolescent Thought Disorders Program. Dr. Schiffman has held numerous grants from NIMH, state departments of health, private foundations, and SAMHSA, including a SAMHSA CHR-P award to run a community mental health clinic for people at risk for psychosis. He has published over 130 scientific articles related to the identification and treatment of early psychosis. Dr. Schiffman's research seeks to refine the identification of young people at risk for psychotic disorders, better understand the effects of psychosocial interventions for adolescents with psychosis, uncover mechanisms that can reduce stigma against people with serious mental health concerns, and address issues of racial inequity and health disparities for those in the early phases of psychosis.


Clinical High Risk for Psychosis: Cultural and Contextual Considerations in Early Identification