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Charlie Andrew Davidson

Charlie Andrew Davidson
Atlanta Center for Cognitive Therapy

Doctor of Philosophy

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Introduction
9/18-present: Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychology, Mercer University College of Health Professions --- 3/18-present: Private practice psychotherapist (age 12+), Atlanta Center for Cognitive Therapy. --- 7/17-9/18: Emory University Psychology Postdoctoral Fellow; Mentor: Elaine Walker, Ph.D. --- 7/15-7/17: Yale Psychiatry Postdoctoral Fellow in T32 "Research Training in Functional Disability Interventions", dir. Morris Bell, Ph.D. Primary Mentor: Scott Woods, M.D.; Secondary Mentors: Jason Johannesen, Ph.D. and Joanna Fiszdon, Ph.D. Connecticut Mental Health Center, PRIME Psychosis Prodrome Research Clinic (CMHC, Yale, and NAPLS consortium). --- Ph.D.: University of Nebraska-Lincoln 6/2015; adviser: William Spaulding, Ph.D. --- Internship: West Haven VA. --- charliedavidsonphd.com
Additional affiliations
July 2014 - July 2015
VA Connecticut Healthcare System
Position
  • Psychology Intern
Description
  • Pre-doctoral internship in clinical psychology at the Connecticut VAHCS - West Haven.
May 2014 - June 2014
University of Nebraska at Lincoln
Position
  • Research Assistant
Description
  • T.A. for Psych 380, Abnormal Psychology. Summer 3-week intensive session.
August 2013 - present
University of Nebraska at Lincoln
Position
  • Fellow
Description
  • Maude Hammond FLING fellowship.

Publications

Publications (29)
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Decades of research show that psychosocial treatments are effective for psychosis, yet they remain unimplemented as the American healthcare system relies primarily on pharmacological solutions instead. This book reviews the history and current state of research to provide a more nuanced understanding of the evidence for and barriers to psychosocial...
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Decades of research show that psychosocial treatments are effective for psychosis, yet they remain unimplemented as the American healthcare system relies primarily on pharmacological solutions instead. This book reviews the history and current state of research to provide a more nuanced understanding of the evidence for and barriers to psychosocial...
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Decades of research show that psychosocial treatments are effective for psychosis, yet they remain unimplemented as the American healthcare system relies primarily on pharmacological solutions instead. This book reviews the history and current state of research to provide a more nuanced understanding of the evidence for and barriers to psychosocial...
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Decades of research show that psychosocial treatments are effective for psychosis, yet they remain unimplemented as the American healthcare system relies primarily on pharmacological solutions instead. This book reviews the history and current state of research to provide a more nuanced understanding of the evidence for and barriers to psychosocial...
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Decades of research show that psychosocial treatments are effective for psychosis, yet they remain unimplemented as the American healthcare system relies primarily on pharmacological solutions instead. This book reviews the history and current state of research to provide a more nuanced understanding of the evidence for and barriers to psychosocial...
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Up to 30% of individuals with psychosis also experience significant obsessive-compulsive symptoms (OCS). This common, yet understudied, co-occurrence is associated with a more severe clinical presentation and course than psychosis alone, making identifying effective treatments for this comorbidity profile critical. This systematic review synthesize...
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We examined one-month reliability, internal consistency, and validity of ostracism distress (Need Threat Scale) to simulated social exclusion during Cyberball. Thirty adolescents (13–18 yrs.) completed the Cyberball task, ostracism distress ratings, and measures of related clinical symptoms, repeated over one month. Need Threat Scale ratings of ost...
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We examined one-month reliability, internal consistency, and validity of ostracism distress (Need Threat Scale) to simulated social exclusion during Cyberball. Thirty adolescents (13-18 yrs.) completed the Cyberball task, ostracism distress ratings, and measures of related clinical symptoms, repeated over one month. Need Threat Scale ratings of ost...
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Background: Clinical high risk (CHR) status is characterized by impairments in social cognition, but questions remain concerning their stability over development. In cross-sectional analysis of a large naturalistic sample, the current study examined whether those at CHR status show deviant trajectories for age-related change in social cognitive ab...
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Impairments in social cognition and associated abnormalities in brain function are well documented in psychotic disorders. They may represent neurodevelopmental vulnerabilities and may therefore be present in less severe or even subclinical conditions of the schizophrenia spectrum, such as schizotypy. Schizotypy has features highly suggestive of so...
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Cognitive deficits are prominent features of the ultra-high risk state for psychosis that are known to impact functioning and course of illness. Cognitive remediation appears to be the most promising treatment approach to alleviate the cognitive deficits, which may translate into functional improvements. This study systematically reviewed the evide...
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More than 20 years after the clinical high risk syndrome for psychosis (CHR) was first articulated, it remains controversial whether the CHR syndrome predicts onset of psychosis with diagnostic specificity or predicts pluripotential diagnostic outcomes. Recently, analyses of observational studies, however, have suggested that the CHR syndrome is no...
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Social cognition represents an important treatment target, closely linked to everyday social function. While a number of social cognitive interventions have recently been developed, measures used to evaluate these treatments are only beginning to receive psychometric scrutiny. Study goals were to replicate recently-published psychometrics for sever...
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Background: Social skills develop along with metacognitive abilities from early childhood through young adulthood. Impairment in metacognitive and other social cognitive abilities may contribute to poorer social function in clinical high risk for psychosis (CHR) adolescents. However, it is unclear whether social cognitive impairment represents deve...
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Study Goals: Evaluate psychometric validity of commonly used social cognition measures in schizophrenia research.
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This study updates and provides evidence for the dimensionality, reliability, and validity of a standard instrument for detection and measurement of schizotypy in non-clinical young adults. Schizotypy represents a set of traits on which both nonclinical and schizophrenia-spectrum populations vary meaningfully. These traits are linked to biological,...
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Background: The construct, convergent, discriminant, and predictive validity of Learning Potential (LP) was evaluated in a trial of cognitive remediation for adults with schizophrenia-spectrum disorders. LP utilizes a dynamic assessment approach to prospectively estimate an individual's learning capacity if provided the opportunity for specific re...
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Deficits in social cognition and social ability are significant barriers to recovery for people with serious mental illness (SMI). Cognitive and social cognitive abilities, including facial affect perception, are linked with rehabilitation response (Kurtz, Bronfeld, & Rose, 2012; Meyer & Kurtz, 2009). Measurement of social perception abilities is e...
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Social cognitive, neurocognitive, and social functioning research in serious mental illness (SMI) have recently proliferated. Their synergy requires translational bridges to applied research. This project aims to develop a measurement protocol capable of measuring independent components of social cognitive and neurocognitive brain functioning. Thes...
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Despite advances in psychiatric rehabilitation (PR), a substantial number of individuals with serious mental illness (SMI) are institutionalized for extended periods. The cognitive characteristics of these individuals play a role in their institutionalized status. Consideration of individual cognitive characteristics, including ‘‘attribution biases...
Conference Paper
Enhancing the functional and subjective recovery of people with serious mental illness (SMI) is an important goal of evidence-based practice. Successful implementation and dissemination requires collaboration among individuals at all levels of clinical services, as well as personalization of care based on setting and individual needs. This panel w...
Conference Paper
Deficits in cognition, including social cognition, are a disabling aspect of SMI and other disorders. Research has explored neural substrates of cognition, functionally relevant cognitive deficits, and the efficacy of treatments that aim to remediate these deficits. However, attempts at integrating these lines of research are yet nascent, and the i...
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The purpose of this study was to examine relationships between neurocognition, theory of mind, and community functioning in a sample of 43 outpatients with serious mental illness (SMI). Relationships between baseline values and changes over time were analyzed using multilevel modeling. The results showed that a) neurocognition and theory of mind we...
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Septum pellucidum (SP) and cavum SP (CSP) were delineated in two samples. The Longitudinal Study examined structural MR-images in first-episode schizophrenia (FESZ) and controls at two time-points. The Cross-Sectional Study examined structural and diffusion-tensor MR measures, including hippocampus and fornix, in chronic schizophrenia (SZ) at one t...
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Moderating effects of social cognition in the relationship between the severity of history of child physical abuse (CPA) and social functioning were examined using 12-month longitudinal data among 143 participants with severe mental illness (SMI) in an inpatient psychiatric rehabilitation program. The adverse effects of the severity of history of C...
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Ratings of ward behavior and skill acquisition are important criteria for monitoring an individual’s recovery trajectory during inpatient psychiatric rehabilitation. This study compared data from the Nurses’ Observational Scale for Inpatient Evaluation (NOSIE) and the Independent Living Skills Inventory (ILSI) to identify relationships between ward...
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The dorsolateral prefrontal cortex (DLPFC) is a brain region that has figured prominently in studies of schizophrenia and working memory, yet the exact neuroanatomical localization of this brain region remains to be defined. DLPFC primarily involves the superior frontal gyrus and middle frontal gyrus (MFG). The latter, however is not a single neuro...

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