Describe your teaching philosophy.
Teaching is an interactive, collaborative process in which the teacher helps the student acquire knowledge and develop skills. Teachers provide developmentally appropriate learning experiences and students take an active role in pursuing new information and experiences.
Statement and/or philosophy regarding the practice of psychology.
The practice of psychoogy is the artful application of science to the human experience to better understand behavior and improve everyday functioning. The practice of psychology should be grounded in theory and guided by emperical evidence.
Why did you choose to enter the field of psychology?
I feel good about myself when I can help others make their lives better.
What advice would you give a student entering The Chicago School?
Be prepared for an intellectually and emotionally challenging experience. Take advantage of as many opportunities as you can. Get involved and make a contribution. Think about what you can learn from every experience.
- Sitzer, D.I., Twamley, E.W., Patterson, T.L., & Jeste, D.V. (2008) Multivariate predictors of social skills performance in middle-aged and older out-patients with schizophrenia spectrum disorders. Psychological Medicine, 38, 755-763.
- McGurk, S.R., Twamley, E.W., Sitzer, D.I., McHugo, G.J., & Mueser, K.T. (2007). A Meta-Analysis of Cognitive Remediation in Schizophrenia. The American Journal of Psychiatry, 164, 1791-1802.
- Depp, C.A., Moore, D.J., Sitzer, D.I., Palmer, B.W., Lebowitz, B.D., Jeste, D.V. (2007) Neurocognitive impairment in middle-aged and elderly adults with bipolar disorder: Comparison to schizophrenia and normal comparison subjects. Journal of Affective Disorders. Manuscript accepted for publication.
- Moore, D.J., Sitzer, D.I., Depp, C.A., Montross, L.P., Reichstadt, J., Lebowitz, B.D., & Jeste, D.V. (2007) Self-administered cognitive screening for a study of successful aging among community-dwelling seniors: a preliminary study. International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 22, 327-331
- Sitzer, D.I., Twamley, E.W., & Jeste, D.J. (2006) Cognitive Training in Alzheimer Disease: A meta-analysis of the literature. Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica, 114, 75-90.
- Sitzer, D.I., Twamley, E.W., and Jeste, D.V. (2007). The Relationship Between Changes in Neuropsychological and Functional Abilities Among Schizophrenia Outpatients.. Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society, 13 (S1), 124. (International Neuropsychological Society).
- Sitzer, D.I., Twamley, E.W., Palmer, B.W., Heaton, R.K., and Jeste, D.V. (2006). Cognition and driving status in schizophrenia patients. Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society, 12 (S1), 239. (International Neuropsychological Society).
- Sitzer, D., Dush, D. M., and Ziegler, R. (2003). Stability of untreated neuropsychological dysfunction following acute psychiatric treatment. Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society, 9, 328. (International Neuropsychological Society)
- Sitzer, D.I., Twamley, E.W., Narvaez, J.M., and Jeste, D.V. (2005, June). The effect of cognitive training on functional abilities in schizophrenia patients. Poster presented at the Annual Cognitive Remediation in Psychiatry Meeting, New York, New York
- Sitzer, D.I. (February, 2005). Cognitive Training: Strategies and Applications in Alzheimer’s Disease. UCSD Geriatric Psychiatry Seminar.
- The International Neuropsychological Society
- The National Academy of Neuropsychology
- Americal Psychological Association
- California Psychological Association
- Los Angeles County Psychological Association
- Ad-hoc reviewer: The American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry
- Ad-hoc reviewer: International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry