ALEX J KOPELOWICZ

Summary

Affiliation: University of California
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Evaluation of expressed emotion in schizophrenia: a comparison of Caucasians and Mexican-Americans
    Alex Kopelowicz
    Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, UCLA School of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA, USA
    Schizophr Res 55:179-86. 2002
  2. doi request reprint The ability of multifamily groups to improve treatment adherence in Mexican Americans with schizophrenia
    Alex Kopelowicz
    David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Los Angeles, CA, USA
    Arch Gen Psychiatry 69:265-73. 2012
  3. ncbi request reprint Consistency of Brief Psychiatric Rating Scale factor structure across a broad spectrum of schizophrenia patients
    Alex Kopelowicz
    David Geffen School of Medicine at University of California, Los Angeles, CA, USA
    Psychopathology 41:77-84. 2008
  4. pmc Recent advances in social skills training for schizophrenia
    Alex Kopelowicz
    San Fernando Mental Health Center, 10605 Balboa Boulevard, Suite 100, Granada Hills, CA 91344, USA
    Schizophr Bull 32:S12-23. 2006
  5. ncbi request reprint Teaching psychiatric inpatients to re-enter the community: a brief method of improving the continuity of care
    A Kopelowicz
    San Fernando Mental Health Center, Mission Hills, CA 91345, USA
    Psychiatr Serv 49:1313-6. 1998
  6. ncbi request reprint Neurocognitive correlates of recovery from schizophrenia
    Alex Kopelowicz
    Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Los Angeles, USA
    Psychol Med 35:1165-73. 2005
  7. ncbi request reprint Integrating treatment with rehabilitation for persons with major mental illnesses
    Alex Kopelowicz
    Dept of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, School of Medicine, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA, USA
    Psychiatr Serv 54:1491-8. 2003
  8. ncbi request reprint Disease management in Latinos with schizophrenia: a family-assisted, skills training approach
    Alex Kopelowicz
    Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, UCLA School of Medicine, Los Angeles, California, USA
    Schizophr Bull 29:211-27. 2003
  9. ncbi request reprint Differential efficacy of olanzapine for deficit and nondeficit negative symptoms in schizophrenia
    A Kopelowicz
    Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, University of California, Los Angeles, School of Medicine, USA
    Am J Psychiatry 157:987-93. 2000
  10. ncbi request reprint Expressed emotion and family interactions in Mexican Americans with schizophrenia
    Alex Kopelowicz
    David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Los Angeles, California, USA
    J Nerv Ment Dis 194:330-4. 2006

Research Grants

Detail Information

Publications21

  1. ncbi request reprint Evaluation of expressed emotion in schizophrenia: a comparison of Caucasians and Mexican-Americans
    Alex Kopelowicz
    Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, UCLA School of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA, USA
    Schizophr Res 55:179-86. 2002
    ..We discuss the implications of these findings on cross-cultural research and family interventions for individuals with psychotic disorders...
  2. doi request reprint The ability of multifamily groups to improve treatment adherence in Mexican Americans with schizophrenia
    Alex Kopelowicz
    David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Los Angeles, CA, USA
    Arch Gen Psychiatry 69:265-73. 2012
    ..Although family psychoeducation has demonstrated efficacy in improving outcomes in schizophrenia, empirical support for its ability to enhance medication adherence is scarce...
  3. ncbi request reprint Consistency of Brief Psychiatric Rating Scale factor structure across a broad spectrum of schizophrenia patients
    Alex Kopelowicz
    David Geffen School of Medicine at University of California, Los Angeles, CA, USA
    Psychopathology 41:77-84. 2008
    ..Our goal was to evaluate the discriminant validity of the BPRS across the broad spectrum of persons with schizophrenia...
  4. pmc Recent advances in social skills training for schizophrenia
    Alex Kopelowicz
    San Fernando Mental Health Center, 10605 Balboa Boulevard, Suite 100, Granada Hills, CA 91344, USA
    Schizophr Bull 32:S12-23. 2006
    ....
  5. ncbi request reprint Teaching psychiatric inpatients to re-enter the community: a brief method of improving the continuity of care
    A Kopelowicz
    San Fernando Mental Health Center, Mission Hills, CA 91345, USA
    Psychiatr Serv 49:1313-6. 1998
    ..The study evaluated the effects of a brief manualized treatment program that taught patients skills to re-enter the community and actively follow through with their own care...
  6. ncbi request reprint Neurocognitive correlates of recovery from schizophrenia
    Alex Kopelowicz
    Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Los Angeles, USA
    Psychol Med 35:1165-73. 2005
    ..The purpose of this study was to identify neurocognitive variables associated with recovery from schizophrenia...
  7. ncbi request reprint Integrating treatment with rehabilitation for persons with major mental illnesses
    Alex Kopelowicz
    Dept of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, School of Medicine, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA, USA
    Psychiatr Serv 54:1491-8. 2003
    ..The authors conclude by proposing seven principles to guide mental health practitioners in their integration of pharmacologic and psychosocial interventions...
  8. ncbi request reprint Disease management in Latinos with schizophrenia: a family-assisted, skills training approach
    Alex Kopelowicz
    Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, UCLA School of Medicine, Los Angeles, California, USA
    Schizophr Bull 29:211-27. 2003
    ..Incorporating an intensive, culturally relevant generalization effort into skills training for Latinos with schizophrenia appeared to be effective in teaching disease management and viable in a community mental health center...
  9. ncbi request reprint Differential efficacy of olanzapine for deficit and nondeficit negative symptoms in schizophrenia
    A Kopelowicz
    Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, University of California, Los Angeles, School of Medicine, USA
    Am J Psychiatry 157:987-93. 2000
    ..The authors examined the effects of olanzapine on primary and secondary negative symptoms for patients with severe negative symptoms who did or did not have the deficit syndrome...
  10. ncbi request reprint Expressed emotion and family interactions in Mexican Americans with schizophrenia
    Alex Kopelowicz
    David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Los Angeles, California, USA
    J Nerv Ment Dis 194:330-4. 2006
    ..The results suggest that Mexican Americans with schizophrenia benefit from living with families that are able to adapt to the ever-changing circumstances and needs of their ill relatives...
  11. pmc Cultural variability in the manifestation of expressed emotion
    Steven R Lopez
    Department of Psychology, University of Southern California, 3620 S McClintock, Los Angeles, CA 90089 1061, USA
    Fam Process 48:179-94. 2009
    ..Implications are discussed regarding the cross-cultural measurement of EE and the focus of family interventions...
  12. ncbi request reprint Recovery from schizophrenia: a concept in search of research
    Robert Paul Liberman
    Geffen School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles 91344, USA
    Psychiatr Serv 56:735-42. 2005
  13. doi request reprint Parent attitudes and parent adolescent interaction in families of youth at risk for psychosis and with recent-onset psychotic symptoms
    Mary P O'Brien
    Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior, Brain Research Institute, University of California, Los Angeles, CA, USA
    Early Interv Psychiatry 2:268-76. 2008
    ..This study investigated the behavioural correlates of caregiver attitudes among parents of youth at risk for psychosis and with recent-onset psychotic symptoms...
  14. doi request reprint Psychoeducational multi-family group treatment with adolescents at high risk for developing psychosis
    Mary P O'Brien
    Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, University of California, Los Angeles, California 90095, USA
    Early Interv Psychiatry 1:325-32. 2007
    ..In this study, we investigate the feasibility and acceptability of a 9-month psychoeducational multi-family group (PMFG) intervention for adolescents who are at ultra-high-risk (UHR) for developing psychosis...
  15. doi request reprint La CLAve to increase psychosis literacy of Spanish-speaking community residents and family caregivers
    Steven R Lopez
    Department of Psychology, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA 90089 1061, USA
    J Consult Clin Psychol 77:763-74. 2009
    ..La CLAve is a conceptually informed psychoeducational tool with a developing empirical base aimed at helping Spanish-speaking Latinos with serious mental illness obtain care in a timely manner...
  16. pmc Family problem solving interactions and 6-month symptomatic and functional outcomes in youth at ultra-high risk for psychosis and with recent onset psychotic symptoms: a longitudinal study
    Mary P O'Brien
    Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90095, United States
    Schizophr Res 107:198-205. 2009
    ....
  17. ncbi request reprint Stress and coping responses to a natural disaster in people with schizophrenia
    William P Horan
    Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA
    Psychiatry Res 151:77-86. 2007
    ..Results support the validity of prior reports of altered responses to stressful life events in schizophrenia and demonstrate the clinical relevance of individual differences in coping among affected individuals...
  18. ncbi request reprint Teaching persons with severe mental disabilities to be their own case managers
    Robert Paul Liberman
    Psychiatric Rehabilitation Program, Department of Psychiatry, University of California, Los Angeles UCLA, 90095, USA
    Psychiatr Serv 53:1377-9. 2002
  19. ncbi request reprint Applications of errorless learning for improving work performance in persons with schizophrenia
    Robert S Kern
    UCLA Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, Los Angeles, CA, USA
    Am J Psychiatry 159:1921-6. 2002
    ..The present study tested a training method called errorless learning (which theoretically compensates for neurocognitive impairments) for efficacy at teaching entry-level job tasks to persons with serious and persistent mental illness...
  20. ncbi request reprint Extensions of errorless learning for social problem-solving deficits in schizophrenia
    Robert S Kern
    Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, UCLA Neuropsychiatric Institute and Hospital, Los Angeles, CA, USA
    Am J Psychiatry 162:513-9. 2005
    ..However, errorless learning's applicability to broader, more complex functions is unknown. The present study tested the extension of errorless learning for deficits in social problem-solving skills in patients with schizophrenia...
  21. ncbi request reprint Positive family environment predicts improvement in symptoms and social functioning among adolescents at imminent risk for onset of psychosis
    Mary P O'Brien
    Department of Psychiatry, Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior, University of California, Los Angeles, USA
    Schizophr Res 81:269-75. 2006
    ....

Research Grants8

  1. MULTIPLE FAMILY GROUPS FOR LATINOS WITH SCHIZOPHRENIA
    Alex Kopelowicz; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..Academic and research activities will take place throughout the award period. ..
  2. Promoting Adherence to Treatment in Schizophrenia
    Alex Kopelowicz; Fiscal Year: 2006
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  3. Relapse Prevention: Long-Acting Atypical Antipsychotics
    Alex Kopelowicz; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..Even relatively modest delays in relapse and improvement of long term functioning potentially resulting from a long acting second-generation medication can translate into substantial public health benefits. ..