Little Treatments, Big Effects: Building Brief Interventions to Reduce Youth Psychopathology at Scale

February 22, 2022
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Dr. Jessica L. Schleider (she/her/hers) is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology and Clinical Psychology Ph.D. Program at Stony Brook University (SUNY).  Her research on brief, scalable interventions for youth depression and anxiety has been recognized via numerous awards, including a ​2019 NIH Director’s Early Independence Award; the Association of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies’ 2019 President’s New Researcher Award; and the Society of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology’s 2021 Abidin Early Career Award. Her work has been featured in the Atlantic, Vox, and U.S. News & World Report, among others. In 2020, she was chosen as one of Forbes’ 30 Under 30 in Healthcare. Dr. Schleider has published >70 scientific articles and book chapters. She has created or co-created five open-access, single-session mental health programs, which have served >6,000 teens and adults to date. Based on these programs, Dr. Schleider wrote a self-help workbook, The Growth Mindset Workbook for Teens (New Harbinger). She is also co-editor of a forthcoming handbook for therapists, Low-Intensity Evidence-Based Interventions for Children and Young People (Oxford University Press) and is writing a nonfiction book (Little, Brown Book Group) on how brief interventions and meaningful moments can transform mental health. 

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