Jonathon E. Larson

  • Associate Professor of Psychology

Jonathon E. Larson, L.C.P.C., C.R.C. is an associate professor of psychology in the Division of Counseling and Rehabilitation Science. He was awarded and currently directs research activities as Co-PI for a transformation grant on Trauma Informed Care for Veterans and Family Members funded by Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. He is a funded co-investigator within the Center on Adherence and Self-Determination funded by the National Institute of Mental Health. He is a Co-I: Illinois Institute of Technology Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Center. Peer Navigators for Latinos with Mental Illness. Agency for Health Research and Quality, $1,300,000. He is PI: Testing Effectiveness of NeuroField: A Pulsed Electromagnetic Field System for Electroencephalogram Regulation for Neurofield, Inc. This award supports research in his electroencephalogram (EEG) lab that is currently testing the impact of pulsed electromagnetic field (pEMF) therapy and neurofeedback on anxiety and sleep disorders.

His areas of scholarship include: vocational psychiatric rehabilitation, mental illness stigma, psychiatric rehabilitation services for Veterans, motivational interviewing, burnout, practitioner factors influencing outcomes, and EEG/pEMF outcomes research. He has 52 peer reviewed publications, 6 book chapters, and 15 published training chapters.

He has 20 years of experience providing psychiatric rehabilitation services and teaching therapy skills to practitioners and students. Within his mental health private practice, he incorporates pulsed electromagnetic field therapy and neurofeedback with cognitive and behavioral therapies for individuals with psychiatric disabilities. Previously, he was a PI for Rehabilitation Long Term Training: Advanced Psychiatric Rehabilitation for Rehabilitation Counseling, Rehabilitation Services Administration, Department of Education. He was Co-PIs for Rehabilitation Long Term Training: Undergraduate Rehabilitation, Rehabilitation Services Administration, Department of Education and Rehabilitation Long Term Training: An Executive Part-Time Program for Rehabilitation Counseling, Rehabilitation Services Administration, Department of Education.


Ed.D., Roosevelt University (2006)

Research Interests

Employment for Veterans with PTSD

Employment for individuals with severe mental illness

Health disparities within individuals with severe mental illness

Practitioner application of electroencephalography treatment


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.

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.

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.

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.

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

Corrigan, P.W., Larson, J.E., & Kuwabara, S. (In Press) Attribution models for the primary and family.

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.

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.

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.

Larson, J.E., Sheehan, L.L., Cothran, T.P., O’Neill, K., & Apa, B. (2014). Neurofeedback practitioner factors related to client adherence. Journal of NeuroRegulation, 1(1), 73-85. doi: 10.15540/nr.2014.1.1.73

Larson, J.E., Apa, B., Sheehan, L.L., Cothran, T.P., O’Neill, K. (2014). Quality of work life factors for mental health therapists providing neurofeedback. Journal of NeuroRegulation, 1(2), 151-163.

Larson, J.E., Sheehan, L.L., Ryan, C., Lemp, S., & Drandorff, L. (2014). Practitioner perspectives on Individual Placement and Support (IPS) for individuals with serious mental illness. Journal of Vocational Rehabilitation.41(1), 225-235.

Larson, J.E. (2014). Increasing Employment Motivation for Individuals with Psychiatric Disabilities. In Corrigan, P.W. (Ed). Person-Centered Care for Mental Illness: The Evolution of Adherence and Self-Determination.

Larson, J.E. (2015). Mind the Gap. In Corrigan, P.W. Larson, J., & Michaels, P. (Eds). Coming Out Proud to Erase the Stigma of Mental Illness: Stories and Essays of Solidarity.