Leveraging the Strengths of Psychologists with Lived Experience of Psychopathology Journal Article uri icon



  • Psychopathology is a common element of the human experience, and psychological scientists are not immune. Recent empirical data demonstrate that a significant proportion of clinical, counseling, and school psychology faculty and graduate students have lived experience, both past and present, of psychopathology (Victor et al., in press). This commentary compliments these findings by leveraging the perspectives of the authors and signatories, with personal lived experience of psychopathology, to improve professional inclusivity within these fields. By “coming out proud” (Corrigan et al., 2013), the authors aim to foster discussion, research, and inclusion efforts as they relate to psychopathology experiences within psychological science. To that end, the authors describe considerations related to disclosure of lived experience, identify barriers to inclusion, and provide concrete recommendations for personal and systemic changes to improve recognition and acceptance of psychopathology lived experience among psychologists.

publication date

  • July 12, 2021

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Date in CU Experts

  • December 17, 2021 11:06 AM

Full Author List

  • Victor SE; Schleider JL; Ammerman BA; Bradford DE; Devendorf A; Gruber J; Gunaydin LA; Hallion LS; Kaufman E; Lewis S

author count

  • 11

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