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Jonathon E. Larson

Jonathon E. Larson, Ed.D.

Associate Professor of Psychology






Office Hours: 

1st floor, Room 1B9-2


Ed.D., Roosevelt University (2006)

Research Interests 

Employment for individuals with severe mental illness
Evidence-based practice dissemination
Psychiatric rehabilitation
Staff burnout
Rehabilitation leadership


Dr. Jonathon E. Larson, L.C.P.C., C.R.C. is an assistant professor of psychology in the Division of Counseling and Rehabilitation Science. He was awarded and currently directs research activities as Co-PI for a transformation grant on Trauma Informed Care for Veterans and Family Members funded by Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. He is a funded co-investigator within the Center on Adherence and Self-Determination funded by the National Institute of Mental Health. He is a Co-I: Illinois Institute of Technology Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Center. Peer Navigators for Latinos with Mental Illness. Agency for Health Research and Quality, $1,300,000. He is PI: Testing Effectiveness of NeuroField: A Pulsed Electromagnetic Field System for Electroencephalogram Regulation for Neurofield, Inc. This award supports research in his electroencephalogram (EEG) lab that is currently testing the impact of pulsed electromagnetic field (pEMF) therapy and neurofeedback on anxiety and sleep disorders.

His areas of scholarship include: vocational psychiatric rehabilitation, mental illness stigma, psychiatric rehabilitation services for Veterans, motivational interviewing, burnout, practitioner factors influencing outcomes, and EEG/pEMF outcomes research. He has 40 peer reviewed publications, 6 book chapters, and 15 published training chapters.

He has 17 years of experience providing psychiatric rehabilitation services and teaching therapy skills to practitioners and students. Within his mental health private practice, he incorporates pulsed electromagnetic field therapy and neurofeedback with cognitive and behavioral therapies for individuals with psychiatric disabilities. Previously, he was a PI for Rehabilitation Long Term Training: Advanced Psychiatric Rehabilitation for Rehabilitation Counseling, Rehabilitation Services Administration, Department of Education. He was Co-PIs for Rehabilitation Long Term Training: Undergraduate Rehabilitation, Rehabilitation Services Administration, Department of Education and Rehabilitation Long Term Training: An Executive Part-Time Program for Rehabilitation Counseling, Rehabilitation Services Administration, Department of Education. 

Selected Publications 

Corrigan, P.W., Larson, J.E., Hubert, M., Niesen, N., & Watson, A.C. (2006). Will filmed presentations of education and contact diminish mental illness stigma? Community Mental Health Journal, 43, 123-128.

Corrigan, P.W., Larson, J.E., Watson, A.C., Barr, L., & Boyle, M. (2006). Solutions to discrimination in work and housing identified by people with mental illness. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, 194(9), 716-718.

Corrigan, P.W., & Larson, J.E. (2006). Erasing the stigma of mental illness. Medscape.

Larson, J.E., Barr, L.K., Corrigan, P.W., Kuwabara, S.A., Boyle, M.G., & Glenn, T.L. (2007). Perspectives on benefits and costs of work from individuals with psychiatric disabilities. Journal of Vocational Rehabilitation, 26, 71-77.

Larson, J.E., & Lane, F.J. (2007). A review of courtesy stigma for rehabilitation educators. Rehabilitation Education, 20, 247-252.

Watson, A.C., & Larson, J.E. (2007). Personal responses to disability stigma: From self stigma to empowerment. Rehabilitation Education, 20, 235-246.

Larson, J.E., Boyle, M.G., Barr, L.K., Glenn, T.L., & Kuwabara, S.A. (2007). Process and outcome analysis of a supported employment program for people with psychiatric disabilities. American Journal of Psychiatric Rehabilitation, 10(4), 339-353.

Larson, J.E., & Corrigan, P.W. (2007). Beating the stigma of mental illness. Rivista Sperimentale di Freniatria. Vol. CXXXI No. 2, 31-42.

Corrigan, P.W, Larson, J.E., & Kuwabara, S. (2007). Mental illness stigma and the fundamental components of supported employment. Rehabilitation Psychology, 52, 451-457.

Watson, A.C., Corrigan, P.W., Larson, J.E., & Sells, M. (2007). Self-stigma in people with mental illness. Schizophrenia Bulletin, 33, 1312-1318.

Larson, J.E., & Gouwens, J.A. (2008). The relationship between Leader Member Exchange and burnout in psychiatric rehabilitation workers. Journal of Rehabilitation Administration, 32, 5-14.

Larson, J.E., & Corrigan, P.W. (2008). The stigma of families with mental illness. Academic Psychiatry, 32, 87-91.

Corrigan, P.W., Kuwabara, S.A., Hector, T., Shi, K., Larson, J.E., Lam, C., & Shenghua, J. (2008). Disability and work-related attitudes in employers from Beijing, Chicago, and Hong Kong. International Journal of Rehabilitation Research, 31(4), 347-350.

Larson. J.E. (2008). User-Friendly Motivational Interviewing and Evidence-Based Supported Employment Tools for Employment Practitioners. Journal of Rehabilitation, 74(4), 18-30.

Larson, J.E., Hautamaki, J., Tsang, H., Lam, C.S., Lee, Y.T., Jin, S., & Shi, K. (2009). Employer experience with disabilities in Beijing, Hong Kong, and Chicago. American Journal of Psychiatric Rehabilitation, 12(4), 317-329.

Landback, J., Prochaska, M., Ellis, J., Dmochowska, K., Kuwabara, S.A., Gladstone, T., Larson, J.E., Stuart, S., Gollan, J., Bell, C., Bradford, N., Reinecke, M. , Fogel, J., Van Voorhees, B.W. (2009). From prototype to product: Development and test marketing of a primary care/internet based depression prevention intervention for adolescents (CATCH-IT). Community Mental Health Journal, 45, 349-354.

Larson, J.E. (2009). Neurofeedback research team offers to donate money to the ISNR research fund for practitioners that complete a survey. The Behavioral Medicine report. On September 8, 2009, found at

Lam, C.S., Tsang, H.W., Corrigan, P.W., Lee, Y.T., Angell, B., Shi, K., Jin, S., Larson, J.E. (2010). Chinese Lay Theory and Mental Illness Stigma: Implications for Research and Practices. Journal of Rehabilitation, 76(1), 35-40.

Van Voorhees, B., Vanderplough-Booth, K., Fogel, J., Gladstone, T., Bell, C., Stuart, S., Larson, J.E., et al. (2008). Integrative Internet-based depression prevention for adolescents: A randomized clinical trial in primary care for vulnerability and protective factors. Journal of the Canadian Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry / Journal de l'Académie canadienne de psychiatrie de l'enfant et de l'adolescent, 17(4), 184-196.

Van Voorhees, B., Fogel, J., Reinecke, M., Gladstone, T., Stuart, S., Gollan, J., Larson, J.E., et al. (2009). Randomized clinical trial of an Internet-based depression prevention program for adolescents (Project CATCH-IT) in primary care: 12-week outcomes. Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics, 30(1), 23-37

Corrigan, P.W., Morris, S., Larson, J.E., Rafacz, J., Wassel, A., Michaels, P., Wilkniss, S., Batia, K., Rusch, N. (2010). Self-Stigma and Coming Out About One’s Mental Illness. Journal of Community Psychology, 38(3), 259-275.

Corrigan, P., Larson, J., Hautamaki, J., Matthews, A., Kuwabara, S., Rafacz, J., et al. (2009). What lessons do coming out as gay men or lesbians have for people stigmatized by mental illness? Community Mental Health Journal, 45(5), 366-374.

Corrigan, P.W., & Larson, J.E. (2009). Shared decision making: whose decision. Psychiatric Services, 60(11), 1555-1555.

Corrigan, P.W., Larson, J.E., Rusch, N. (2009). Self-stigma and the why try effect: Impact on life goals and evidence-based practices. World Psychiatry, 8(2), 75-81.

Corrigan, P.W., Larson, J.E., & Kuwabara, S. (In Press) Attribution models for the primary and family.

Nicolas Rüsch a,b, Patrick W. Corrigan a, Abigail Wassel a, Patrick Michaels a, Jonathon E. Larson a, Manfred Olschewski c, Sandra Wilkniss d, Karen Batia e (2009). Self-stigma, group identification and perceived legitimacy of discrimination as predictors of mental health service use, Short Report submitted to the British Journal of Psychiatry.

Ben-Zeev, D., Larson, J.E., & Sarratt, M. (2010). A possible role for progressive muscle relaxation in the treatment of persecutory ideation in people with schizophrenia. Medical Hypotheses, 75(6), 568-571.

Larson, J.E., Ryan, C.B., & Baerentzen, M.B. (2010). Practitioner Perspectives of Neurofeedback Therapy for Mental Health and Physiological Disorders. Journal of Neurotherapy, 14, 280-290.

Vernale, M.A., Larson, J.E., & Van De Kreeke, D.M. (2010). An employment model to increase employment rates and reduce recidivism for parolees with mental illness. Journal of Behavior Analysis - Offender and Victim Treatment and Prevention. 2, 161-170.

Larson, J.E., & Corrigan, P.W. (2010). Psychotherapy for self-stigma among rural clients. Journal of Clinical Psychology: In Session, 66(5), 524-536.

Corrigan, P.W., Tsang, H.W.H, Kan, S., Shenghua, J., Lam, C.S., Larson, J.E., & Morris, S. (2010). Chinese and American Employer Perspectives Regarding Hiring People with Behaviorally-Driven Health Conditions: The Role of Stigma. Social Science and Medicine, 71(12), 2162-2169.

Larson, J.E., Ryan, C.B., Wassel, A.K., Kaszynski, K.L., Ibara, L., Glenn, T.L., & Boyle, M.G. (2011). Analyses of an Employment Commitment Measure for Individuals with Psychiatric Disabilities. Rehabilitation Psychology, 56(2),145-149.

Corrigan, P.W., Angell, B., Davidson, L., Marcus, S.C., Salzer, M.S., Kottsieper, P., Larson, J.E., Mahoney, C.A., O’Connell, M.J., & Stanhope, V. (2011). From adherence to self-determination: Evolution of a treatment paradigm for people with serious mental illnesses. Psychiatric Services, 63(2), 169-173.

Larson, J.E., Cothran, T., Drandorff, L., Morgan, C., & Ryan, C. (2012). The relationship between burnout, interpersonal commitment, client adherence, and quality of work life among neurofeedback practitioners. Journal of Neurofeedback, 16(4), 237-245.

Cothran, T., Larson, J.E. (2012). Brain-computer interface technology for schizophrenia. Journal of Dual Diagnosis, 8(12), 337-340.

Larson, J.E. (2013). Professional development and practice success: A report on the correlation. Neuroconnections, Winter, 2013, 37-38.