Piper Meyer-Kalos, PhD, LP
Piper Meyer-Kalos, Ph.D., HCP-P holds her Doctoral degree in Clinical Rehabilitation Psychology from Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis. She is the Director of MNCAMH and was previously affiliated with the Department of Psychology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill as a Research Associate Professor and as an Assistant Adjunct Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at UNC.
Dr. Meyer-Kalos has specialized in psychiatric rehabilitation and treatment for first episode psychosis with interests in recovery, positive psychology, and psychosocial treatment for people with severe mental illness.
Since 2009, Dr. Meyer-Kalos has been part of the psychosocial development team of the Recovery After Initial Schizophrenia Episode (RAISE) project and has co-led the individual therapy component (Individual Resiliency Training) of that project. Dr. Meyer-Kalos’ current research projects include evaluation of the integrated treatment and training for mental health and substance abuse and chronic health problems in Minnesota. She was recently awarded an NIMH grant to develop a positive psychology/mindfulness based treatment to reduce stress reactivity in persons with first episode psychosis.
Dr. Meyer-Kalos has been a trainer for Illness Management and Recovery (IMR) for the past 9 years and has trained and consulted with practitioners across the country and internationally who work in outpatient, inpatient, forensic, residential, and crisis settings. She also co-developed the advanced cognitive behavioral treatment training for IMR, the IMR Supervisor’s training, and the IMR Clinical Competency Scale.