Jenae Richardson is completing her final year in the clinical psychology doctoral program at Long Island University Post. She was born and raised in St. Thomas, United States Virgin Islands and completed her undergraduate studies in psychology and magazine journalism at Syracuse University. She began working with individuals with severe mental illnesses as a residence counselor in Syracuse after graduating from college, and this experience increased her interest in learning about CBT approaches to treating psychosis. Since then, she has completed externships at New York-Presbyterian Hospital Westchester Division and Nassau University Medical Center where she provided therapy and assessments to adults with severe mental illnesses. Her dissertation explores the challenges that clinicians face implementing CBT for psychosis. Interested in continuing to learn about evidence-based approaches to treating severe mental illness, she accepted an internship position with the University of Arizona College of Medicine. In her spare time, she enjoys taking long walks, journaling, and modeling.