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Alan S. Bellack

Alan S. Bellack Ph.D.

Academic Title: Adjunct Professor
Primary Appointment: Psychiatry
Additional Title(s): MIRECC Director
Location: 737 W. Lombard St Suite 551
Phone: (410) 605-7383
Phone: (410) 706-0892
Fax: (410) 605-7739

Personal History:

Alan S. Bellack, PhD, ABPP, received his PhD from the Pennsylvania State University in 1970. He was on the faculty of the University of Pittsburgh and Medical College of Pennsylvania before coming to the University of Maryland School of Medicine. He is a Fellow of the ACNP and of Divisions 12 and 28 of APA. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Behavior Therapy and the American Board of Professional Psychology. He has written or edited 35 books, and has published 165 journal articles. He is co-editor and co-founder of the journals Behavior Modification and Clinical Psychology Review. He was the first winner of the American Psychological Foundation Gralnick Foundation Award, and the 2006 winner of the American Psychological Foundation Alexander Gralnick Investigator Prize.

Research Interests:

Schizophrenia; treatment of people with serious mental illness; substance abuse in people with serious mental illness; recovery

Clinical Speciality:

Behavior Therapy


Bellack, A.S., Mueser, K.T., Gingerich, S., & Agresta, J. (2004). Social skills training for schizophrenia: A step-by-step guide (second edition). New York: Guilford Press.

Bellack, A.S., Bennett, M.E., Gearon, J.S. (2006). Behavioral treatment for substance abuse in people with serious and persistent mental illness. New York: Taylor and Francis.

Bellack, A.S., Bennett, M.E., Gearon, J.S., Brown, C.H., & Yang, Y. (2006). A randomized clinical trial of a new behavioral treatment for drug abuse in people with severe and persistent mental illness. Archives of General Psychiatry, 63, 426-432.

Bellack, A.S. (2006). Scientific and consumer models of recovery in schizophrenia: Concordance, contrasts, and implications. Schizophrenia Bulletin, 32, 432-442.

Bellack, A.S., Green, M.F., Cook, J.A. et al., (2006). Assessment of community functioning in people with schizophrenia and other severe mental illnesses: A white paper based on an NIMH-sponsored workshop. Schizophrenia Bulletin, 32.