UTHSCSA Faculty Profiles v1.0

Roberts, David L

School of Medicine
(210) 562-5263

Dr. Roberts develops, studies, teaches and disseminates psychosocial treatments for mental illness. He is the lead developer of Social Cognition and Interaction Training (SCIT), which is designed to improve social functioning by way of improved social cognition among people with serious mental illness. SCIT has been the subject of over 25 peer-reviewed publications and has been implemented in 11 countries. The SCIT treatment manual is published in Oxford University Press`s "Treatments that Work" series and has been translated into eight languages. Roberts trains clinicians and researchers in the US and abroad to implement SCIT in routine clinical settings and as part of clinical trials. At UT Health, he is Clinical Director of the Transitional Care Clinic (TCC), which provides post-hospitalization medication, psychotherapy and social work services for 100 new patients each month. At the TCC, Roberts supervises psychotherapy and oversees an interdisciplinary training curriculum for over twenty trainees from seven disciplines and four affiliated universities each year. Through UT Heath's Division of Community Recovery Research and Training, Roberts and Dawn Velligan lead a patient-centered treatment development initiative in which they use patient and community stakeholder input to develop patient-centered clinical models and funding opportunities for clinical service expansion.

10/2014 - Present Clinical Director University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, Psychiatry, San Antonio, TX
8/2010 - Present Assistant Professor The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, Psychiatry, San Antonio, TX