Clinical Research Psychologist
Veterans Health Administration
Dr. Shirley M. Glynn is a licensed clinical psychologist in California who received her Ph.D. in clinical/social psychology from the University of Illinois at Chicago. She joined the UCLA Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences to begin a program of research on psychosocial interventions in 1989. This research continues, and is grounded in the critical importance of the family environment in recovery from psychiatric illnesses such as schizophrenia and bipolar illness. Her work has involved being principal or co-principal investigator on NIMH and VA funded studies examining the benefits of behavioral family therapy in schizophrenia, combat-related PTSD, and consumers with serious psychiatric disorders and co-occurring substance use disorders, as well as testing innovative strategies to involve families in the care of their loved ones with psychiatric illnesses. Dr. Glynn also works with VA Mental Health Services developing policy and implementing national trainings to help VA clinicians partner more effectively with the families of Veterans with psychiatric illnesses, including PTSD and comorbid substance use disorders.She has over 125 scientific publications.