Carol M. Anderson, Ph.D.

Past President, 1988 - 1989

Carol Anderson was Professor of Psychiatry and Social Work at the University of Pittsburgh and Director of its Center for Mental Health Services Research. She created the psychoeducational model of intervention for patients with schizophrenia and their families, and has developed interventions for engaging families in treatment. Her current projects include studies of mothers of emotionally and behaviorally disturbed children, and the reasons they do not accept mental health services, continuity of care using online support, education and treatment for schizophrenic patients, and a collaborative study with a community agency to increase the relevance of mental health services for low income individuals.

In addition to authoring 33 articles in peer reviewed journals, and 27 book chapters, she was the co-author of Schizophrenia and the Family: A Practitioner’s Guide to Psychoeduation and Management (Guilford), Mastering Resistance: A Practical Guide to Family Therapy (Guilford); Flying Solo: Single Women in Midlife (Norton); and co-editor of Women in Families: A Framework for Family Therapy (Norton). She was the Editor of Family Process from 1999 through the end of 2003.

Dr. Anderson has also served AFTA as Vice-President, Secretary, Board Member, and as chair of the Membership and Clinical-Research Conference committees. She received an award for Distinguished Contribution to Family Therapy in 1985 from AFTA and for Distinguished Professional Contribution to Family Therapy in 1987 from the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy.