Tasha Nienow

Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry

Tasha Nienow

Contact Info

Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry

PhD, Clinical Psychology, Adult Psychopathology specialization, Kent State University (2004)

MS, Experimental Psychology, Villanova University (1997)

BA, Psychology, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis (1993)


Professional Associations

  • American Psychological Association
  • Society for Research in Psychopathology
  • United States Psychiatric Rehabilitation Association


Research Summary/Interests

Dr. Nienow’s research has focused on understanding the cognitive underpinnings of poor social functioning in schizophrenia, evaluating the efficacy of psychosocial interventions for serious mental illness, and elucidating the mechanisms by which psychosocial interventions exert an impact on symptoms, cognition, and functional status in patients.


Teaching Areas

  • Supervises psychology practicum students, interns, and post-doctoral residents
  • Teaches undergraduate direct research in psychology senior project in psychology courses
  • Supervises psychology interns and post-doctoral residents in clinical research projects


Clinical Experience Statement

Psychosocial rehabilitation of schizophrenia and related conditions. Dr. Nienow has expertise with cognitive remediation, family psychoeducation, and cognitive-behavioral and behavioral skills training interventions. She also facilitates educational seminars for the family members of patients.