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Jonathon E. Larson

Jonathon E. Larson, Ed.D.

Assistant 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 joined the IIT Rehabilitation Psychology Program in 2006 as clinical assistant professor and director of research at the Joint Research Programs in Psychiatric Rehabilitation. He provides direction for fieldwork requirements, directs the part-time M.S. rehabilitation counseling program, and teaches various courses within the rehabilitation psychology program. Dr. Larson has more than 15 years of experience providing rehabilitation services for individuals with severe mental illness. He has more than ten years of experience teaching undergraduate and graduate level courses in rehabilitation and psychology. He has coordinated research studies and published articles on psychiatric vocational rehabilitation, barriers to employment, stages of change in employment, staff burnout, rehabilitation leadership, and mental illness stigma. He is the managing editor of the American Journal of Psychiatric Rehabilitation and has co-authored ten published training manuals and videos on psychiatric rehabilitation.

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.