Barbara Walsh PhD

Barbara Walsh PhD

Dr. Walsh is the Clinical Coordinator of the Prime Research Clinic at Yale University School of Medicine and conducts research evaluations for the STEP Program. She, in concert with Thomas H. McGlashan, designed, developed, and tested the Structured Interview for Psychosis-Risk Syndromes (SIPS) that is the gold standard for the early identification of prodromal psychosis symptoms. Dr. Walsh is the co-author of The Psychosis-Risk Syndrome. In addition to her ongoing responsibilities at Yale, she has become the internationally recognized trainer in the use of this interviewing technique.

Dr. Walsh earned her PhD in counseling psychology from University College London and practiced as a family therapist for many years prior to devoting herself to early psychosis research. She has co-authored numerous peer-reviewed articles on schizophrenia.

“It is a true gift to be able to pursue a career in a field where I have so much passion, and to be able to work with people who I so enjoy!”