Education and Training
Postdoctoral Fellow - Aaron T. Beck Center for Recovery-Oriented Cognitive Therapy Research and Practice, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
BA - Colgate University, Hamilton, NY
PhD - Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY
MA - Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY
Titles and Academic Titles
Departments and Services
First episode psychosis
Clinical high risk
Westfall, M, B., Kohler, C.G., Hurford, I., Abegunde, C., Agosti, D., Brinen, A., Cadman, M., Conroy, C., Ered, A., Fooks, A., Franco, O., Hunque, Z.M., Namowicz, O’Connor, S., Oross, M., Payne, E, Sarpal, D.K., Schmidt, L.R., Swigart, A…Calkins, M. (2020). Pennsylvania coordinated specialty care programs for first-episode psychosis: 6-12 month outcomes. Early Intervention in the Real World, 15(5), 1395-1408.
Posters and Presentations
Nelson E. “Recovery-Oriented Cognitive Therapy and Peers,” Presentation at 18th Annual International CBT for Psychosis Meeting, Philadelphia, PA. July 2019.
Nelson E. “Recovery-Oriented Cognitive Therapy for Families,” Presentation at 18th Annual International CBT for Psychosis Meeting, Philadelphia, PA. July 2019.
Awards and Honors
2008, Cum Laude, Colgate University
Patient Experience Ratings
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