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Katherine F. Visser, PhD
Katherine Visser, PhD, is a psychologist at the Adult Partial Hospital Program at Rhode Island Hospital. She earned a master’s degree in psychology from Binghamton University/State University of New York and a doctoral degree in clinical psychology from the University of Georgia.
Dr. Visser completed her clinical psychology internship at the Veterans Affairs Connecticut Healthcare System and her postdoctoral fellowship in psychosocial rehabilitation and recovery at Providence Veterans Affairs Medical Center, with The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University.
Her clinical interests include providing recovery-oriented, evidence-based care to individuals with diagnoses of serious mental illness and dual diagnoses, as well as early identification and evidence-based interventions for young adults in the early stages of psychosis.
Dr. Visser’s research interests include emotion regulation, the underpinnings of the stress-vulnerability model of psychosis development, and the risk factors for psychosis. She has co-authored numerous peer-reviewed journal articles and has contributed to book chapters.
She is a member of the American Psychological Association; the Rhode Island Psychological Association; the Society for Research in Psychopathology; the International Early Psychosis Association: Early Intervention in Mental Health; and the North America CBT for Psychosis Network, among other professional organizations.
- Post Graduate School: University of Georgia
- Fellowship: Providence VA Medical Center
- Internship: VA Connecticut Healthcare System