The Center for Mental Health Services Research (CMHSR) at the University of Massachusetts Medical School conducts research on the nature, structure, effectiveness, and regulation of services for individuals with mental health conditions, and develops and disseminates knowledge to improve the lives of these individuals, their families, and other community members.

The collection showcases the journal articles, books, book reviews, and other publications and presentations written by faculty and researchers of the Center for Mental Health Services Research.

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Publications from 2007

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Procedures and Policies: Good Practice and Appropriate Uses of Screening Results, Valerie F. Williams

Publications from 2006

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Juvenile sex offenders: a complex population, Joel T. Andrade, Gina M. Vincent, and Fabian M. Saleh

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Orbitofrontal correlates of aggression and impulsivity in psychiatric patients, Ami Sheth Antonucci, David A. Gansler, Simon Tan, Rafeeque A. Bhadelia, Sam Patz, and Carl E. Fulwiler

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Clinical ethics versus clinical research, Paul S. Appelbaum and Charles W. Lidz

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Challenges for a System of Care, Kathleen Biebel and Jeffrey L. Geller

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A national survey of state mental health authority programs and policies for clients who are parents: a decade later, Kathleen Biebel, Joanne Nicholson, Jeffrey L. Geller, and William H. Fisher

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The need to understand IRB deliberations, Philip J. Candilis, Charles W. Lidz, and Robert M. Arnold

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Commentary: the higher standards of aspirational ethics, Philip J. Candilis and Richard Martinez

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Within-state availability of transition-to-adulthood services for youths with serious mental health conditions, Maryann Davis, Jeffrey L. Geller, and Bethany Hunt

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The Great Divide: How Mental Health Policy Fails Young Adults, Maryann Davis and Nancy Koroloff

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A Public Health Framework for the State Mental Health Authority: A Call for Action by Massachusetts Consumers and Family Members, Jonathan Delman

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Using Organizational Data to Create the Essential Context for System Transformation in Child Welfare, William Deveney and Joanne Nicholson

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Emerging empirical evidence on the ethics of schizophrenia research, Laura B. Dunn, Philip J. Candilis, and Laura Weiss Roberts

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Empowering and Demedicalized Case Management Practices: Perspectives of Mental Health Consumer Leaders and Professionals, Marsha Langer Ellison and Erin C. Dunn

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Men's adjustment to their partners' breast cancer: a dyadic coping perspective, Barry N. Feldman and C. Anne Broussard

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The Influence of relational factors on men's adjustment to their partners' newly-diagnosed breast cancer, Barry N. Feldman and C. Anne Broussard

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Social work education in suicide intervention and prevention: an unmet need, Barry N. Feldman and Stacey Freedenthal

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Functional magnetic resonance imaging in conscious animals: a new tool in behavioural neuroscience research, Craig F. Ferris, Marcelo Febo, Feng Luo, Karl F. Schmidt, Mathew E. Brevard, Josie A. Harder, Praveen P. Kulkarni, Tara L. Messenger, and Jean A. King

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From Relief to Recovery: Peer Support by Consumers Relieves the Traumas of Disasters and Facilitates Recovery from Mental Illness, Daniel B. Fisher, Kay Rote, LaVerne Miller, David Romprey, and Beth Filson

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Introduction: Children, Adolescents, and Mental Health Services Research: An Overview of Emerging Perspective, William H. Fisher

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Patterns and prevalence of arrest in a statewide cohort of mental health care consumers, William H. Fisher, Kristen M. Roy-Bujnowski, Albert J. Grudzinskas, Jonathan C. Clayfield, Steven M. Banks, and Nancy Wolff

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Beyond criminalization: toward a criminologically informed framework for mental health policy and services research, William H. Fisher, Eric Silver, and Nancy Wolff

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Research sponsorship, financial relationships, and the process of research in pharmaceutical clinical trials, William P. Gardner and Charles W. Lidz

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A history of private psychiatric hospitals in the USA: from start to almost finished, Jeffrey L. Geller

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Avoiding extinction: successful private psychiatric hospitals in the opening decade of the twenty-first century, Jeffrey L. Geller

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First-person accounts: the importance of being honest, Jeffrey L. Geller

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The evolution of outpatient commitment in the USA: from conundrum to quagmire, Jeffrey L. Geller

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The premature demise of public child and adolescent inpatient psychiatric beds : Part II: challenges and implications, Jeffrey L. Geller and Kathleen Biebel

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The premature demise of public child and adolescent inpatient psychiatric beds : part I: overview and current conditions, Jeffrey L. Geller and Kathleen Biebel

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Involuntary outpatient treatment as "desintitutionalized coercion": the net-widening concerns, Jeffrey L. Geller, William H. Fisher, Albert J. Grudzinskas Jr., Jonathan C. Clayfield, and Ted Lawlor

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Adolescents' Decision Making: A Developmental Perspective on Constitutional Provisions in Delinquency Cases, Thomas Grisso

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Appreciating Anorexia: Decisional Capacity and the Role of Values, Thomas Grisso and Paul S. Appelbaum

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Developmental Research and the Child Advocacy Process, Thomas Grisso and Laurence Steinberg

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Examining the utility of the PCL:SV as a screening measure using competing factor models of psychopathy, Laura S. Guy and Kevin S. Douglas

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Gender differences in attitudes toward psychopathic sexual offenders, Laura S. Guy and John F. Edens

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Investigating the M-FAST: psychometric properties and utility to detect diagnostic specific malingering, Laura S. Guy, Phylissa P. Kwartner, and Holly A. Miller

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A survey of programs for parents with mental illness and their families: Identifying common elements to build the evidence base, Beth R. Hinden, Kathleen Biebel, Joanne Nicholson, Alexis D. Henry, and Judith Katz-Leavy

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Aggression toward forensic evaluators: a statewide survey, Naomi Leavitt, Helene Presskreischer, Patricia Maykuth, and Thomas Grisso

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Mammography screening after breast cancer diagnosis in a first degree female relative: age group differences (United States), Stephenie C. Lemon, Jane G. Zapka, Lynn Clemow, Barbara Estabrook, and Kenneth E. Fletcher

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The therapeutic misconception and our models of competency and informed consent, Charles W. Lidz

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Employment transitions for Clubhouse members, Colleen E. McKay, Matthew Johnsen, Steven M. Banks, and Reva Stein

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The classification of violence risk, John Monahan, Henry J. Steadman, Paul S. Appelbaum, Thomas Grisso, Edward P. Mulvey, Loren H. Roth, Pamela Clark Robbins, Steven M. Banks, and Eric Silver

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Substance use and community violence: a test of the relation at the daily level, Edward P. Mulvey, Candice L. Odgers, Jennifer L. Skeem, William P. Gardner, Carol A. Schubert, and Charles W. Lidz

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Frontline Reports: The Clubhouse Family Legal Support Project for parents with mental illness, Kate Nemens and Joanne Nicholson

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A comparison of mothers with co-occurring disorders and histories of violence living with or separated from minor children, Joanne Nicholson, Norma Finkelstein, Valerie Williams, Jennifer Thom, Chanson Noether, and Megan DeVilbiss

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The competence-related abilities of adolescent defendants in criminal court, Norman G. Poythress, Frances J. Lexcen, Thomas Grisso, and Laurence Steinberg

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Ethical principles and practices for research involving human participants with mental illness, Laura Weiss Roberts, Philip J. Candilis, and Jeffrey A. Lieberman

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RPRS Manual: Recovery Promoting Relationships Scale, Zlatka Russinova, E. Sally Rogers, and Marsha Langer Ellison

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An Integrated Look at Dually Diagnosed Female Sex Offenders and the Law, Fabian M. Saleh, R. Gregg Dwyer, and Albert J. Grudzinskas Jr.

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Psychiatric symptoms and community violence among high-risk patients: A test of the relationship at the weekly level, Jennifer L. Skeem, Carol A. Schubert, Candice L. Odgers, Edward P. Mulvey, William P. Gardner, and Charles W. Lidz

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Beyond Asian American: Examining Conditions and Mechanisms of Earnings Inequality for Filipina and Asian Indian Women, Rosalie A. Torres Stone, Bandana Purkayastha, and Terceira A. Berdahl

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Traditional practices, traditional spirituality, and alcohol cessation among American Indians, Rosalie A. Torres Stone, Les B. Whitbeck, Xiaojin Chen, Kurt Johnson, and Debbie M. Olson

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Assessing Adolescent Defendants' Adjudicative Competence: Interrater Reliability and Factor Structure of the Fitness Interview Test–Revised, Jodi L. Viljoen, Gina M. Vincent, and Ronald Roesch

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Psychopathy and violence risk assessment in youth, Gina M. Vincent

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Understanding the Downward Extension of Psychopathy to Youth: Implications for Risk Assessment and Juvenile Justice, Michael J. Vitacco and Gina M. Vincent

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How Are We Preparing Students With Emotional Disturbances for the Transition to Young Adulthood? Findings From the National Longitudinal Transition Study—2, Mary Wagner and Maryann Davis

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A comparison of the health and mental health status of homeless mothers in Worcester, Mass: 1993 and 2003, Linda F. Weinreb, John C. Buckner, Valerie Williams, and Joanne Nicholson

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Together for Kids: Three-Year Project Report: A Project Administered by Community Healthlink, Inc., Melodie Wenz-Gross, Carole C. Upshur, and Lynn Hennigan

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Children's use of motor vehicle restraints: maternal psychological distress, maternal motor vehicle restraint practices, and sociodemographics, Whitney P. Witt, Lisa R. Fortuna, Eijean Wu, Robert S. Kahn, Jonathan P. Winickoff, Paul A. Pirraglia, Timothy G. Ferris, and Karen Kuhlthau

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Relationship and distress in relatives of breast cancer patients, Jane G. Zapka, Gene Fisher, Stephenie C. Lemon, Lynn Clemow, and Kenneth E. Fletcher

Publications from 2005

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The new research ethic: will oversight requirements sink forensic research, Philip J. Candilis, Rasim Arikan, Sheila B. Noone, and Jacob C. Holzer

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Willingness of subjects with thought disorder to participate in research, Philip J. Candilis, Cynthia M. A. Geppert, Kenneth E. Fletcher, Charles W. Lidz, and Paul S. Appelbaum

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E Pluribus Unum: Creating a Multi-Organizational Structure for Serving Arrestees with Serious Mental Illness, Jonathan C. Clayfield, Albert J. Grudzinskas Jr., William H. Fisher, and Kristen M. Roy-Bujnowski

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The influence of psychosocial maturity on male juvenile offenders' comprehension and understanding of the Miranda warning, Lori H. Colwell, Keith R. Cruise, Laura S. Guy, Wendy K. McCoy, Krissie Fernandez, and Heather H. Ross

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State Efforts To Expand Transition Supports for Young Adults Receiving Adult Public Mental Health Services, Maryann Davis and Bethany Hunt

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Where are Bridges Needed: Relationships Between Youth and Adult Services Before Strengthening the Transition System, Maryann Davis, Matthew Johnsen, Nancy Koroloff, Barbara E. Starrett, Colleen E. McKay, Michael Pullmann, Diane Sondheimer, and Lynwood Gordon

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Summary of Center for Mental Health Services Youth Transition Policy Meeting: National Experts Panel, Maryann Davis and Chris Koyanagi

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State child mental health efforts to support youth in transition to adulthood, Maryann Davis and Diane L. Sondheimer

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Assessing consumer satisfaction in the Massachusetts Behavioral Health Partnership, Jonathan Delman and Richard H. Beinecke

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Relationship of quality of life and perceived control with posttraumatic stress disorder symptoms 3 to 6 months after myocardial infarction, Leonard A. Doerfler, John A. Paraskos, and Lori Piniarski

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HCR-20 Violence Risk Assessment Scheme: Overview and Annotated Bibliography, Kevin S. Douglas, Laura S. Guy, Kim A. Reeves, and John Weir

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Conducting Your First AP-LS Conference Presentation: Improving the Experience for Yourself and Your Audience, John F. Edens, John Petrila, Laura S. Guy, and Barry Rosenfeld

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People with schizophrenia employed as professionals and managers: initial evidence and exploration, Marsha Langer Ellison, Zlatka Russinova, Joseph Massaro, and Asya Lyass

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Authors' reports about research integrity problems in clinical trials, William P. Gardner, Charles W. Lidz, and Kathryn C. Hartwig

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A view of American psychiatry, Jeffrey L. Geller

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Against the grain? A reasoned argument for not closing a state hospital, Jeffrey L. Geller, Helen Shore, Albert J. Grudzinskas Jr., and Paul S. Appelbaum

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Clinical Evaluations for Juveniles' Competence to Stand Trial: A Guide for Legal Professionals, Thomas Grisso

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Commentary on “Empirical and Ethical Problems with Custody Recommendations": What Now?, Thomas Grisso

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Evaluating Juveniles' Adjudicative Competence: A Guide for Clinical Practice, Thomas Grisso

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Juvenile Court Clinical Services: A National Description, Thomas Grisso and Judith Quinlan

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Between a rock and a soft place: developmental research and the child advocacy process, Thomas Grisso and Laurence Steinberg

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The empirical limits of forensic mental health assessment, Thomas Grisso and Gina M. Vincent

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Mental Health Screening and Assessment in Juvenile Justice, Thomas Grisso, Gina M. Vincent, and Daniel Seagrave

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Integrating the criminal justice system into mental health service delivery: the Worcester diversion experience, Albert J. Grudzinskas Jr., Jonathan C. Clayfield, Kristen M. Roy-Bujnowski, William H. Fisher, and Maurice H. Richardson

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Does psychopathy predict institutional misconduct among adults? A meta-analytic investigation, Laura S. Guy, John F. Edens, Christine Anthony, and Kevin S. Douglas

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The Invisible Children's Project: key ingredients of an intervention for parents with mental illness, Beth R. Hinden, Kathleen Biebel, Joanne Nicholson, and Liz Mehnert

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Deficits in testosterone facilitate enhanced fear response, Jean A. King, Washington L. De Oliveira, and Nihal Patel

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Procedure for minimizing stress for fMRI studies in conscious rats, Jean A. King, Timothy S. Garelick, Mathew E. Brevard, Wei Chen, Tara L. Messenger, Timothy Q. Duong, and Craig F. Ferris

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Association of stress, hostility and plasma testosterone levels, Jean A. King, Milagros C. Rosal, Yunsheng Ma, and George W. Reed

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Impact of referral source and study applicants' preference for randomly assigned service on research enrollment, service engagement, and evaluative outcomes, Cathaleene Macias, Paul J. Barreira, William A. Hargreaves, Leonard Bickman, William H. Fisher, and Elliot Aronson

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Commentary: toward a unified theory of personal and professional ethics, Richard Martinez and Philip J. Candilis

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Employment outcomes in Massachusetts Clubhouses, Colleen E. McKay, Matthew Johnsen, and Reva Stein

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An actuarial model of violence risk assessment for persons with mental disorders, John Monahan, Henry J. Steadman, Pamela Clark Robbins, Paul S. Appelbaum, Steven M. Banks, Thomas Grisso, Kirk Heilburn, Edward P. Mulvey, Loren H. Roth, and Eric Silver

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Use of child custody as leverage to improve treatment adherence, Joanne Nicholson

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Family Members with Overlapping Mental Health Needs Require the Transformation of Systems and Services, Joanne Nicholson, Kathleen Biebel, Beth R. Hinden, Valerie Williams, Bernice Gershenson, and Judith Katz-Leavy

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Family and Network Therapy Training for a System of Care: “A Pedagogy of Hope”, Mary E. Olson

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A study of a structured exercise program with members of an ICCD Certified Clubhouse: program design, benefits, and implications for feasibility, John R. Pelletier, Meeta Nguyen, Kevin Bradley, Matthew Johnsen, and Colleen E. McKay

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Psychosocial Stressors, Psychiatric Diagnoses and Utilization of Mental Health Services Among Undocumented Immigrant Latinos, M. Carmela Perez and Lisa R. Fortuna

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Substance Abuse Treatment for Persons With Co-Occurring Disorders, Stanley Sacks, Richard K. Ries, Douglas M. Ziedonis, and Center for Substance Abuse Treatment

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Weekly community interviews with high-risk participants: operational issues, Carol A. Schubert, Edward P. Mulvey, Charles W. Lidz, William P. Gardner, and Jennifer L. Skeem