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Lawrence Riso

Associate professor

Office

703-526-5852
Lriso@argosy.edu

Education

  • Ph.D. Clinical Psychology, State University of New York at Stony Brook, 1994

Biography

Dr. Riso completed his clinical internship at Brown University and a National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) postdoctoral research fellowship at Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic/University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. Prior to joining The American School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University, Washington, DC, Dr. Riso served as a faculty member in the department of psychiatry at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and the departments of psychology at Georgia State University and the University of Georgia. He has broad interests in psychotherapy and psychopathology. His research interests include the mechanisms of cognitive therapy, cognitive and personality factors psychopathology (particularly depression and anxiety), couples therapy, suicidal behavior, and grief and bereavement. Dr. Riso has authored or co-authored more than 50 articles and book chapters on psychopathology and psychotherapy and he has received federal funding from NIMH as a principal investigator for his research. His edited book, "Cognitive Schemas and Core Beliefs in Psychological Problems" applies an integrative form of cognitive therapy to difficult-to-treat clinical problems. He has extensive experience as a psychotherapy trainer, supervisor, and psychotherapy workshop presenter. Dr. Riso is active in mental health advocacy through the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention and has met with members of the House and Senate as part of his lobbying efforts.

Expertise

  • Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy
  • Mood Disorders & Anxiety Disorders, Psychopathology (broadly)
  • Suicidality, Grief & Bereavement
  • Couples Therapy

Selected Publications

  • Riso, L.P., Blandino, J.A., Hendricks, E., Grant, M.M., & Duin, J.S. (2002). Marital history and current marital satisfaction in chronic depression. Journal of Contemporary Psychotherapy, 32, 291-295.
  • Riso, L.P., Froman, S.E., Raouf, M., Gable, P., Maddux, R.E., Turini-Santorelli, N., Penna, S., Blandino, J.A., Jacobs, C.H., & Cherry, M. (2006). Long-term stability of early maladaptive schemas in depressed outpatients. Cognitive Therapy and Research, 30, 515-529.
  • Riso, L.P., Froman, S.E., Raouf, M., Gable, P., Maddux, R.E., Turini-Santorelli, N., Penna, S., Blandino, J.A., Jacobs, C.H., & Cherry, M. (2006). Long-term stability of early maladaptive schemas in depressed outpatients. Cognitive Therapy and Research, 30, 515-529.
  • Riso, L.P., du Toit, P.L., Stein, D.J., & Young, J.E. (Eds.) (2007). Cognitive Schemas and Core Beliefs in Psychological problems: A Scientist-Practitioner Guide. Washington DC: APA Books.
  • Riso, L.P., & Thase, M.E. (2007). Chronic depression. In N. Kazantzis & L. L'Abate (Eds.), Handbook of Homework Assignments in Psychotherapy: Research, Practice, and Prevention. New York: Springer.
  • Riso, L.P., du Toit, P.L., Stein, D.J., & Young, J.E. (Eds.) (2007). Cognitive Schemas and Core Beliefs in Psychological problems: A Scientist-Practitioner Guide. Washington DC: APA Books.
  • Maddux, RE, Riso, L.P., Klein, D.N., Markowitz, J.C., Rothbaum, B.O., Arnow, B.A., Manber, R., Blalock, J.A., Keitner, G.I., & Thase, M.E., M.D. (2009). Select Comorbid Personality Disorders and Treatment of Chronic Depression with Nefazodone, Targeted Psychotherapy, or their Combination. Journal of Affective Disorders, 17, 174-179.
  • Riso, L.P., & Malone, M. (2010). What if my patient has been depressed for years? What psychotherapists need to know about chronic depression. Independent Practitioner, 30, 92-95.
  • Riso, L.P. (2011). Drifting away from core principles in independent practice. Independent Practioner, 31, 6-7.
  • Riso, L.P. (2011). Do you know how your clients are doing? Outcome measurement in independent practice. Independent Practitioner, 31, 155-156.

Memberships

  • Association for Cognitive and Behavioral Therapies (ABCT)
  • Academy of Cognitive Therapy (ACT)
  • International Society for Schema Therapy (ISST)
  • Anxiety Disorders Association of American (AADA)
  • American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP)

Presentations

  • Riso, L.P. (2001). Symposium chair: Psychosocial mechanisms and chronic depression. Symposium presented at the Southeastern Psychological Association (SEPA), Atlanta.
  • Riso, L.P., Blandino, J.A., & Penna, S. (2002). The depression - cognition link in chronic versus episodic depression. Poster presented at the Society of Research in Psychopathology (SRP), San Francisco.
  • Riso, L.P. (2008). Prevention of Suicide. Key note speaker, Out of the Darkness Community Walk/American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. Burke, Virginia.
  • Maddux, R.E., & Riso, L.P. (2008). Chronic depression and co-occurring personality disorder: Response to medication and targeted psychotherapy. Poster presented at the 29th annual meeting of the International Congress of Psychology, Berlin, Germany.
  • Riso, L.P. (2008). Negative core beliefs and the course of chronic depression. Poster presented at the 42nd annual meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT), Orlando.

Selected Lectures

  • Riso, L.P. (2009). Survivors of loss to Suicide. Key note speaker, Out of the Darkness Community Walk/American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. George Mason University, Fairfax, VA.
  • Riso, L.P. (2011). Social stigma, suicide, and access to mental health services. Key note speaker, Out of the Darkness Community Walk/American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. George Mason University, Fairfax, VA.
  • Riso, L.P. (2011). Predictors and warning signs for suicide. Presentation at the 18th annual meeting of the NBC4 Health and Fitness Expo, Washington DC.