MEGAN MARIE POLLOCK, PHD

Building Social Skills for Clients with Serious Mental Illness: Moving Beyond Medication To Address Social Deficits

Dr. Megan Pollock, is a senior psychologist specialist and forensic needs assessment psychologist at California Department of State Hospitals (DSH) in the newly developed enhanced treatment program, which provides an enhanced level of care for the most aggressive patients in the state. Dr. Pollock is certified in Social Skills Training (SST) for schizophrenia and was supervised directly by the developer of Cognitive Behavioral Social Skills Training (CBSST) during her time as a therapist in the active research trial of Combined Oxytocin and Cognitive Behavioral Social Skills Training (CBSST) for Social Dysfunction with Schizophrenia. During her time at DSH, Dr. Pollock has given several trainings on social skills in treating persons with schizophrenia-spectrum disorders and authored the social skills section of California’s DSH diversion guidelines.



Speaker Disclosures:


Financial: Dr. Megan Pollock maintains a private practice. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc. She has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.


Non-financial: Dr. Megan Pollock has no relevant non-financial relationships.