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Michelle Friedman-Yakoobian, Ph.D.


University of Massachusetts Boston, BostonPhD2004Clinical Psychology
Cornell University, Ithaca,NYB.S.1996Human Development and Family Studies

Available: 07/01/20, Expires: 06/28/22

Dr. Friedman-Yakoobian is the clinic director of the Center for Early Detection, Assessment and Response to Risk Clinic for youth ages 12-30 who are showing signs of clinical high risk (possible prodrome) for psychosis. Her program of research has focused on the development and implementation of effective psychosocial interventions for individuals experiencing psychosis (or signs of risk) and their families. These have included family interventions, cognitive remediation, school and work coaching, and acceptance and commitment therapy. Students with interest in these areas may have opportunities to contribute to literature searches and contributing to data analysis to explore a variety of topics related to treating and assessing youth at clinical high risk for psychosis and their families. We have a growing dataset of quality assurance data collected in the clinic on demographics and symptoms as well as engagement in treatment.

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  1. Johnson KA, Guyer M, Öngür D, Friedman-Yakoobian M, Kline E, Carol E, Davis B, Keshavan M. Early intervention in psychosis: Building a strategic roadmap for Massachusetts. Schizophr Res. 2021 Feb 18; 229:43-45. PMID: 33611222.
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  2. Browne J, Sanders AS, Friedman-Yakoobian M, Guyer M, Keshavan M, Kim B, Kline E. Implementation case study: Multifamily group intervention in first-episode psychosis programs. Early Interv Psychiatry. 2020 Nov 08. PMID: 33161640.
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  3. Friedman-Yakoobian MS, Parrish EM, Eack SM, Keshavan MS. Neurocognitive and social cognitive training for youth at clinical high risk (CHR) for psychosis: A randomized controlled feasibility trial. Schizophr Res. 2020 Sep 22. PMID: 32978034.
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  4. Friedman-Yakoobian M, Parrish EM, Thomas A, Lesser R, Gnong-Granato A, Eack S, Keshavan MS. An integrated neurocognitive and social-cognitive treatment for youth at clinical high risk for psychosis: Cognition for Learning and for Understanding Everyday Social Situations (CLUES). Schizophr Res. 2019 06; 208:55-59. PMID: 30733169.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:HumansCTClinical Trials
  5. Kline E, Hendel V, Friedman-Yakoobian M, Mesholam-Gately RI, Findeisen A, Zimmet S, Wojcik JD, Petryshen TL, Woo TW, Goldstein JM, Shenton ME, Keshavan MS, McCarley RW, Seidman LJ. A comparison of neurocognition and functioning in first episode psychosis populations: do research samples reflect the real world? Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol. 2019 Mar; 54(3):291-301. PMID: 30488086.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  6. Friedman-Yakoobian MS, West ML, Woodberry KA, O'Donovan KE, Zimmet SV, Gnong-Granato A, Giuliano AJ, Guyer ME, Rodenhiser-Hill J, Keshavan MS, Seidman LJ. Development of a Boston Treatment Program for Youth at Clinical High Risk for Psychosis: Center for Early Detection, Assessment, and Response to Risk (CEDAR). Harv Rev Psychiatry. 2018 Sep/Oct; 26(5):274-286. PMID: 30188339.
    Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  7. Parrish EM, Kim NS, Woodberry KA, Friedman-Yakoobian M. Clinical high risk for psychosis: The effects of labelling on public stigma in a undergraduate population. Early Interv Psychiatry. 2019 08; 13(4):874-881. PMID: 29927070.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  8. Cruz LN, Kline E, Seidman LJ, Minor KS, Meyer EC, Iati C, Zimmet SV, Friedman-Yakoobian M. Longitudinal determinants of client treatment satisfaction in an intensive first-episode psychosis treatment programme. Early Interv Psychiatry. 2017 08; 11(4):354-362. PMID: 26969527.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:HumansCTClinical Trials
  9. Minor KS, Friedman-Yakoobian M, Leung YJ, Meyer EC, Zimmet SV, Caplan B, Monteleone T, Bryant C, Guyer M, Keshavan MS, Seidman LJ. The impact of premorbid adjustment, neurocognition, and depression on social and role functioning in patients in an early psychosis treatment program. Aust N Z J Psychiatry. 2015 May; 49(5):444-52. PMID: 25586755.
    Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  10. Srihari VH, Tek C, Pollard J, Zimmet S, Keat J, Cahill JD, Kucukgoncu S, Walsh BC, Li F, Gueorguieva R, Levine N, Mesholam-Gately RI, Friedman-Yakoobian M, Seidman LJ, Keshavan MS, McGlashan TH, Woods SW. Reducing the duration of untreated psychosis and its impact in the U.S.: the STEP-ED study. BMC Psychiatry. 2014 Dec 04; 14:335. PMID: 25471062.
    Citations: 13     Fields:    Translation:HumansCTClinical Trials
  11. Miklowitz DJ, O'Brien MP, Schlosser DA, Addington J, Candan KA, Marshall C, Domingues I, Walsh BC, Zinberg JL, De Silva SD, Friedman-Yakoobian M, Cannon TD. Family-focused treatment for adolescents and young adults at high risk for psychosis: results of a randomized trial. J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry. 2014 Aug; 53(8):848-58. PMID: 25062592.
    Citations: 43     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  12. Li H, Friedman-Yakoobian M, Min G, Granato AG, Seidman LJ. Working with Asian American youth at clinical high risk for psychosis: a case illustration. J Nerv Ment Dis. 2013 Jun; 201(6):484-9. PMID: 23689196.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  13. Caplan B, Zimmet SV, Meyer EC, Friedman-Yakoobian M, Monteleone T, Jude Leung Y, Guyer ME, Rood LL, Keshavan MS, Seidman LJ. Prevention and recovery in early psychosis (PREP(®)): building a public-academic partnership program in Massachusetts, United States. Asian J Psychiatr. 2013 Apr; 6(2):171-7. PMID: 23466116.
    Citations: 6     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  14. Freedman JL, Zimmet SV, Duckworth K, Friedman-Yakoobian M. Pseudo-ADHD in a case of first-episode schizophrenia: diagnostic and treatment challenges. Harv Rev Psychiatry. 2012 Nov-Dec; 20(6):309-17. PMID: 23216068.
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  15. Friedman-Yakoobian MS, Mueser KT, Giuliano A, Goff DC, Seidman LJ. Family-directed cognitive adaptation for schizophrenia. J Clin Psychol. 2009 Aug; 65(8):854-67. PMID: 19536868.
    Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  16. Friedman-Yakoobian MS, de Mamani AW, Mueser KT. Predictors of distress and hope in relatives of individuals with schizophrenia. Isr J Psychiatry Relat Sci. 2009; 46(2):130-40. PMID: 19827696.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  17. Niznikiewicz, M., Friedman, M., Shenton, M., Volgmaier, M., Nestor, P., Frumin, M., Seidman, L., Sutton, J. Processing sentence context in women with schizoptypal personality disorder: An ERP study. Psychophysiology. 2004; 41:367-371.
  18. Friedman-Yakoobian, M., Weisman, A., Huxley, N., and Kymalainen, J. The Facing And Coping Together (FACT) program: A targeted psychoeducation program for relatives of individuals with schizophrenia. 2004.
  19. Bruder, G., Kayser, J., Tenke, C., Friedman, M.. Malaspina, D., and Gorman, J. . Event-related potentials in schizophrenia during tonal and phonetic oddball tasks: Relations to diagnostic subtype, symptom features, and verbal memory. Biological Psychiatry. 2001; 50:447-452.
  20. Friedman, M., Bruder, G., Nestor, P., Stuart, B., Amador, X., and Gorman, J. Perceptual asymmetries in schizophrenia: Subtype differences in left hemisphere dominance for dichotic fused words. American Journal of Psychiatry. 2001; 158:1437-1440.
  21. Friedman, M. Everything you need to know about schizophrenia. 2000.
  22. Friedman, M., Nestor, P., Stuart, B., & Bruder, G. Perceptual asymmetries in schizophrenia: A discrepancy between paranoid and undifferentiated subtypes in left hemisphere dominance for dichotic fused words. 1999.
  23. Bruder, G., Kayser, J., Tenke, C., Amador, X., Friedman, M., Sharif, Z., and Gorman, J. Left temporal lobe dysfunction in schizophrenia: Event-related potential and behavioral evidence from phonetic and tonal dichotic listening tasks. Archives of General Psychiatry. 1999; 56:267-276.
  24. Bruder, G., Kayser, J., Tenke, C., Rabinowicz, E., Friedman, M., Amador, X., Sharif, Z., and Gorman, J. The time course of visuospatial processing deficits in schizophrenia: An event-related brain potential study. Journal of Abnormal Psychology. 1998; 107(3):399-411.
  25. Goodson, J., Eibach, R., Dukes, A., Friedman, M., Sakata, J., Thompson, R., and Adkins-Regan, E. The neurobiology of avian social organization: Effects of lateral septum lesions in a territorial songbird, the field sparrow (Spizella pusilla), and a colonial songbird, the zebra finch (Taeniopygia guttata). Annals of the New York Academy of Science. 1997; 807:518-521.
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