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Weili Lu

Department : Psychiatric Rehabilitation And Counseling Professions
Program/Division : Psychiatric Rehabilitation
Academic Title: Associate Professor


Office Address:
1776 Raritan Road 
Rm 518
Scotch Plains , NJ 07076
Phone: (908) 889-2453

Email: luwe1@shp.rutgers.edu


Education
Degree Degree Source Year Awarded
Ph.D., Clinical Psychology University of Tulsa 2002
Post-Doctoral Training Rutgers, New Jersey Medical School 2003
Post-Doctoral Training Dartmouth Medical School 2004
Publications
Title Authors Where and When
A Study of Work-Related interview skills training for people with visual impairments Lu, W , Oursler, J., Herrick, S., Socha, C., Zaher, A., Harris, K., & Beninato, J. Journal of Applied Rehabilitation Counseling, In Press. (2022)
Revised Child Anxiety and Depression Scale: A psychometric examination in Chinese youth Lu, W., Daleiden, E., Higa-McMillan, C., Liu, S., Leong, A., Almeida, A., & Kelleher, K. Journal of Psychopathology and Behavioral Assessment, In Press. (2021)
Work-Related interview skills training for persons served by Vocational Rehabilitation agencies in four states Lu, W., Oursler, J., Gao, N., Herrick, S., Beninato, J., Hill, K., & Durante, A. Rehabilitation Research, Policy, and Education, In Press. (2021)
PTSD and its impact on work functioning: A qualitative analysis of personal narratives Lu, W., Bates, F., Waynor, W., Yanos, P., Bazan, C., Gao, C., & Yanos, P. Psychiatric Rehabilitation Journal, In Press. (2021)
Work-related interview skills training for persons with Substance Use Disorders Lu, W., Oursler, J., Herrick, S., Beninato, J., Gao, N., Brown, L., & Durante, A. Journal for Specialists in Group Work, In Press. (2020)
Post-secondary students with disabilities: Predictors of adaptation to college Herrick, S., Lu, W., & Bullock, D. Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, In Press. (2020)
Direct skills teaching of work-related conversational skills for individuals with disabilities Lu, W., Oursler, J., Herrick, S., Durante, A., Socha, C., & Crisafulli, G. Rehabilitation Counseling Bulletin, 63(4), 235–244. (2020)
The role of illness identity in Assertive Community Treatment Waynor, W., Eissenstat, S., Yanos, P., Reinardt-Wood, D., Taylor, E., Karyczak, S., & Lu, W. Rehabilitation Counseling Bulletin, 63(4), 216-223 (2020)
Effects of Electro-Acupuncture in reducing depression and anxiety during heroin withdrawal: A Randomized Controlled Trial Liang, Y., Lu, W., Zong, L., Lai, Z., Gao, N., & Ray, S. Journal of Complementary Medicine and Alternative Healthcare, 8(5), 555747. (2019)
Using Direct Skills Teaching to improve job skills for persons with disabilities Lu, W., Oursler, J., Herrick, S., & Harris, K. Journal of Employment Counseling, 56 (2), 69-84. (2019)
Neuropsychological predictors of response to cognitive behavioral therapy for posttraumatic stress disorder in persons with severe mental illness Mueser, K. T., McGurk, S. R., Xie, H., Bolton, E. E., Jankowski, M. K., Lu, W., Rosenberg, S. D., & Wolfe, R. Psychiatry Research, 259, 110-116. (2018)
The hidden barrier to employment: Untreated and undiagnosed Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Lu, W., Waynor, W., Yanos, P. T., Reilly, A., Stone, B., Bazan, C., & Giacobbe, G. Journal of Rehabilitation, 83, 11-16. (2017)
Cost-effective dissemination of PTSD interventions tailored for individuals with severe mental illness Slade, E. P., Gottlieb, J. D., Lu, W., Yanos, P., Rosenberg, S. D., Silverstein, S. M., Minsky, S., & Mueser, K. T. Psychiatric Services, 68, 1225-1231. (2017)
Post-Traumatic Reactions to Psychosis: A Qualitative Analysis Lu, W., Mueser, K. T., Rosenberg, S. D., Yanos, P. & Mahnoud, N Frontiers in Psychiatry, 8, 129. (2017)
Service use and self-reported symptoms among persons with positive PTSD screens and serious mental illness Minsky, S., Lu, W., Silverstein, S., Gara, M., Gottlieb, J. D., Mueser, K. T. Psychiatric Services, 66, 845-850. (2015)
Evaluation of cognitive restructuring for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder in people with severe mental illness Mueser, K. T., Gottlieb, J. D., Xie H., Lu, W., Yanos, P. T., Rosenberg, S. D., Silverstein, S. M., Duva, S. M., Minsky S., Wolfe, R. S., & McHugo, G. J. British Journal of Psychiatry, 201(6), 501-508 (2015)
Life events and internalizing problems among Chinese school children: An examination of the Cognitive Diathesis model Lu, W., Daleiden, E., Pratt, S., Shay, A., Stone, B., & Asaku-Yeboah, M. Asian Journal of Social Psychology, 16, 307–319. (2013)
Public mental health clients with severe mental illness and probable posttraumatic stress disorder: Trauma exposure and correlates of symptom severity Lu, W., Yanos, P. T., Silverstein, S. M., Mueser, K. T., Rosenberg, S. D., Gottlieb, J. D., Duva, S. D., Kularatne, T., Dove-Williams, S., Paterno, D., Hawthorne, D., & Giacobbe, G. Journal of Traumatic Stress, 26, 266-273. (2013)
Using fidelity assessment to train frontline clinicians in the delivery of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for PTSD in persons with serious mental illness Lu, W., Yanos, P., Gottlieb, J. D., Duva, S. M., Silverstein, S. M., Xie, H., Rosenberg, S. D., & Mueser, K. T. Psychiatric Services, 63, 785-792. (2012)
Selective provision of Illness Management and Recovery modules Pratt, C., Lu, W., Murphy, A., & Swarbrick, M. American Journal of Psychiatric Rehabilitation, 14, 245-258. (2011)
Post-Traumatic reactions to psychosis in people with multiple psychotic episodes Lu, W., Mueser, K. T., Shami,A., Siglag, M., Petrides, G., Schoepp, E., Putts, M., & Saltz, J. Schizophrenia Research, 127, 66-75. (2011)
A study of the perceived barriers to the implementation of circles of support Spagnolo, A., Murphy, A., Roberts, M. M., Dolce, J., Gill, K., Lu, W., & Librera, L. Psychiatric Rehabilitation Journal, 34, 233-242. (2011)
Examination of the Tripartite Model of Emotion in Four Ethnic Groups of Children Lu, W., Daleiden, E., Chorpita, B., Higa, C., Kularatne, T., & Kabat, R. Journal of Psychology in Chinese Societies, 11, 147-172. (2010)
A study of the impact of social support development on job acquisition and retention among people with psychiatric disabilities Roberts, M. M., Murphy, A., Dolce, J., Spagnolo, A., Gill, K., Lu, W., & Librera, L. Journal of Vocational Rehabilitation, 33, 203-207. (2010)
The trauma of psychosis: Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and recent onset psychosis Mueser, K. T., Lu, W., Rosenberg, S. D., & Wolfe, R. Schizophrenia Research, 116, 217-227. (2010)
Cognitive-Behavioral Treatment of PTSD in Severe Mental Illness: A pilot study replication in an ethnically diverse population Lu, W., Fite, R., Kim, E., Hyer, L., Yanos, P. T., Mueser, K. T., & Rosenberg, S. D. American Journal of Psychiatric Rehabilitation, 12, 73-91. (2009)
Correlates of adverse childhood events in adults with severe mood disorders Lu, W., Mueser, K. T., Rosenberg, S. D., & Jankowski, M. K. Psychiatric Services, 59, 1018-1026. (2008)
Cognitive-Behavioral Treatment of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder in severe mental illness: A Randomized Controlled Trial Mueser, K. T., Rosenberg, S. D., Xie, H., Jankowski, M. K., Bolton, E. E., Lu, W., Hamblen, J. L., Rosenberg, H. J., McHugo, G. J., & Wolfe, R. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 76, 259-271. (2008)
Correlates of Adverse Childhood Events among adults with schizophrenia spectrum disorders Rosenberg, S. D., Lu, W., Mueser, K. T., Jankowski, M. K., & Cournos, F. Psychiatric Services, 58, 245-253. (2007)
Threat perception bias and anxiety among Chinese school children and adolescents. Lu, W., Daleiden, E., & Lu, S. Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, 36, 568-580. (2007)
Ethnicity and clinical psychiatric diagnosis in childhood Minsky, S., Petti, T., Gara, M., Vega, W., Lu, W., & Kiely, G. Administrative Policy on Mental Health and Mental Health Services Research, 33, 558-567. (2006)
Self-efficacy and psychosocial functioning in schizophrenia: A meditational analysis. Pratt, S. I., Mueser, K. T., Smith, T. E., Lu, W. Schizophrenia Research, 78, 187-197. (2005)
Aging and outpatient service use among persons with Schizophrenia-Spectrum Disorders in a statewide behavioral healthcare system Lu, W., Yanos, P., Minsky, S., & Kiely, G. Journal of Behavioral Health Services and Research, 31, 450-457. (2004)
Demographic and service use correlates of health insurance among persons diagnosed with schizophrenia in a statewide behavioral healthcare system Yanos, P., Lu, W., Minsky, S., & Kiely, G. Psychiatric Services, 55, 79-82. (2004)
Assessment of tripartite factors of emotion in children and adolescents II: Concurrent validity of the Affect and Arousal Scales for Children Daleiden, E., Chorpita, B., & Lu, W. Journal of Psychopathology and Behavioral Assessment, 22, 161-181. (2000)
Traumatic stress in special populations Mueser, K.T., & Lu, W. The Oxford Handbook of Traumatic Stress Disorders. New York: Oxford University Press, 128-140 (2012)
Traumatic stress in special populations Mueser, K.T., & Lu, W. The Oxford Handbook of Traumatic Stress Disorders, 2nd edition. New York: Oxford University Press (pp. 128-140)
Awards
Award Year
Excellence for Research Award 2010
New Jersey Behavioral HealthCare Quality Improvement Award(2nd PL) 2010
Research
Research Interests
Severe Mental Illnesses and Innovative Treatment; PTSD in Severe Mental Illnesses and its Treatment; Cognitive Behavioral Therapy; Service Use Analysis
Research Grants
Title Sponsor Effective Dates Role
CBT for PTSD to Enhance Educational Outcomes among Students with Psychiatric Disabilities in Post-Secondary Education National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research ($600,000) September 2020 - September 2023 Principal Investigator
Comparison of Treatments for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder New Jersey Health Foundation Grant ($35,000) January 2020 - January 2021 Principal Investigator
Treating hidden barriers to employment: Integrated treatment for PTSD in Supported Employment National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research ($600,000) October 2014 - October 2018 Principal Investigator
PTSD Screening in urban primary care Rutgers University’s Research Council Grant ($1,600) May 2019 to June 2021 Principal Investigator
Soft Skills Training for People with Disabilities Research Rutgers SHP Dean’s Intramural Grant ($34,000) July 2017 - April 2020 Principal Investigator
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder in Severe Mental Illnesses: A Randomized Clinical Trial National Institute of Mental Health, National Institute of Health ($2,600,000) 2007 - 2011 Co-Investigator
BioSketch
Title Details
Associate Professor  August 9, 2021 Weili Lu, Ph.D., CRC, is a licensed clinical psychologist and an associate professor in the Department of Psychiatric Rehabilitation and Counseling Professions at Rutgers University. Dr. Lu was a co-investigator, project manager, and assessment supervisor for a randomized controlled trial (RCT) funded by the National Institute of Mental Health on Treatment of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder in People with Severe Mental Illness: A Randomized Controlled Trial of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy versus a Brief Intervention (R01 MH064662). She was the principal investigator for a RCT funded by National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR), Treating Hidden Barriers to Employment: Integrated Treatment for PTSD in Supported Employment (NIDILRR Grant # H133G140040; 2014-2018). Dr. Lu is also the principal investigator for an RCT funded by NIDILRR, CBT for PTSD to Enhance Educational Outcomes among Transition-Aged Youth and Young Adults with psychiatric disabilities in Post-Secondary Education (NIDILRR Grant #90IFRE0038, 2020-2023). She has published extensively on the topic of PTSD among persons with psychiatric disabilities and employment-related soft skills training for individuals with disabilities. Dr. Lu enjoys mentoring undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral-level students in the field of clinical research.


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