The Systems and Psychosocial Advances Research Center (SPARC) at the University of Massachusetts Medical School conducts research to enhance services, improve the quality of life, and promote recovery for people with behavioral health conditions. SPARC, previously the Center for Mental Health Services Research (CMHSR), was created in 1993 when it was designated a Center of Excellence for Psychosocial and Systems Research by the Massachusetts Department of Mental Health (DMH). This collection showcases journal articles and other publications and presentations written by faculty and researchers of the Systems and Psychosocial Advances Research Center.

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Publications from 2008

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Co-occurring Mental & Physical Disorders Among Adults Under 65 Years of Age, Rosalie A. Torres Stone, Marie Hobart, and Usha Sambamoorthi

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Supporting Parents with Psychiatric Disabilities and Promoting Recovery: An International Challenge, Peter van der Ende and Joanne Nicholson

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The use of the MacCAT-CA with adolescents: an item response theory investigation of age-related measurement bias, Jodi L. Viljoen, Kathleen L. Slaney, and Thomas Grisso

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Juvenile Psychopathy: A Clinical Construct in Need of Restraint?, Gina M. Vincent and John F. Edens

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Sex and race differences in mental health symptoms in juvenile justice: the MAYSI-2 national meta-analysis, Gina M. Vincent, Thomas Grisso, Anna Terry, and Steven M. Banks

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The Use of Psychopathy in Violence Risk Assessments of Adolescent Females, Gina M. Vincent and Robert Kinscherff

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The PCL: YV and recidivism in male and female juveniles: a follow-up into young adulthood, Gina M. Vincent, Candice L. Odgers, Amanda V. McMcormick, and Raymond R. Corrado

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Impact of Mental Health Screening with the Massachusetts Youth Screening Instrument (MAYSI-2) in Juvenile Detention, Valerie F. Williams and Thomas Grisso

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Mental Health Screening: Pennsylvania's Experience In Juvenile Detention, Valerie Williams, Thomas Grisso, Melissa Valentine, and Nicole Remsburg

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Tobacco use and cessation in psychiatric disorders: National Institute of Mental Health report, Douglas M. Ziedonis, Brian Hitsman, Jean C. Beckham, Michael Zvolensky, Lawrence E. Adler, Janet Audrain-McGovern, Naomi Breslau, Richard A. Brown, Tony P. George, Jill Williams, Patrick S. Calhoun, and William T. Riley

Publications from 2007

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Re-evaluating the therapeutic misconception: response to Miller and Joffe, Paul S. Appelbaum and Charles W. Lidz

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Chronic illness with complexities: mental illness and substance use among Veteran clinic users with diabetes, Ranjana Banerjea, Usha Sambamoorthi, David A. Smelson, and Leonard M. Pogach

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Access to health care for nonmetro and metro Latinos of Mexican origin in the United States, Terceira A. Berdahl, James B. Kirby, and Rosalie A. Torres Stone

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Developmental Considerations for Forensic Assessment in Delinquency Cases, Randy Borum and Thomas Grisso

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Professional development in forensic psychiatry: the role of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law, Philip J. Candilis and Joseph B. Layde

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Forensic Ethics and the Expert Witness, Philip J. Candilis, Robert Weinstock, and Richard Martinez

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Gender differences in mental health symptoms among delinquent and community youths, Elizabeth Cauffman, Frances J. Lexcen, Asha Goldweber, Elizabeth P. Shulman, and Thomas Grisso

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Imaging unconditioned fear response with manganese-enhanced MRI (MEMRI), Wei Chen, Jeffrey R. Tenney, Praveen P. Kulkarni, and Jean A. King

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Conduct disorder subtype and comorbidity, Daniel F. Connor, Julian D. Ford, David B. Albert, and Leonard A. Doerfler

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Acculturative stress, social support, and coping: relations to psychological adjustment among Mexican American college students, Lisa J. Crockett, Maria I. Iturbide, Rosalie A. Torres Stone, Meredith McGinley, Marcela Raffaelli, and Gustavo Carlo

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Pioneering Transition Programs; The Establishment of Programs that Span the Ages Served by Child and Adult Mental Health, Maryann Davis

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Arrests of adolescent clients of a public mental health system during adolescence and young adulthood, Maryann Davis, Steven M. Banks, William H. Fisher, Bernice Gershenson, and Albert J. Grudzinskas Jr.

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Trajectories of Offending from Childhood to Early Adulthood in Girls With and Without Mental Health System Involvement, Maryann Davis, Steven M. Banks, Bernice Gershenson, William H. Fisher, and Albert J. Grudzinskas

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Consumer Driven and Conducted Survey Research in Action, Jonathan Delman

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Panic disorder in clinically referred children and adolescents, Leonard A. Doerfler, Daniel F. Connor, Adam M. Volungis, and Peter F. Toscano Jr.

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The Personality Assessment Inventory as a proxy for the Psychopathy Checklist Revised: testing the incremental validity and cross-sample robustness of the Antisocial Features Scale, Kevin S. Douglas, Laura S. Guy, John F. Edens, Douglas P. Boer, and Jennine Hamilton

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How Consumers Step Up to Design a Truly Recovery-based Mental Health System, Daniel B. Fisher

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Serious Mental Illness and Chronic Crimial Justice Involvement: Findings from The Massachusetts Mental Healthy / Criminal Justice Cohort Study, William H. Fisher, Steven M. Banks, Kristen M. Roy-Bujnowski, Albert J. Grudzinskas Jr., Jonathan C. Clayfield, and Nancy Wolff

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Temporal Patterns of Arrest in a Cohort of Adults Receiving Mental Health Services: The Massachusetts Mental Health / Criminal Justice Cohort Study, William H. Fisher, Steven M. Banks, Kristen M. Roy-Bujnowski, Albert J. Grudzinskas, Jonathan C. Clayfield, and Nancy Wolff

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Forensic mental illness and other policy misadventures. Commentary on "extending assertive community treatment to criminal justice settings: origins, current evidence, and future directions", William H. Fisher and Robert E. Drake

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Drug-related arrests in a cohort of public mental health service recipients, William H. Fisher, Nancy Wolff, Albert J. Grudzinskas Jr., Kristen M. Roy-Bujnowski, Steven M. Banks, and Jonathan C. Clayfield

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Development of a Self-report Measure of Dual Diagnosis Capability for Addiction and Mental Health Programs, Kenneth E. Fletcher, Anna Kline, Tara Zandi, Gregory Seward, Sun Kim, and Douglas M. Ziedonis

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Prevalence and correlates of lifetime suicidal ideation and suicide attempts among Latino subgroups in the United States, Lisa R. Fortuna, Debra Joy Perez, Glorisa Canino, William Sribney, and Margarita Alegria

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Personal accounts: invisible on judgment day, Jeffrey L. Geller

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Do childhood mental disorders cause adult crime, Thomas Grisso

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Progress and perils in the juvenile justice and mental health movement, Thomas Grisso

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Massachusetts Mental Health Diversion & Integration Program, Albert J. Grudzinskas, Jonathan C. Clayfield, William H. Fisher, Maurice H. Richardson, Kenneth E. Fletcher, Kristen M. Roy-Bujnowski, and James E. McDonald Jr.

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Outpatient Commitment: A Competency Based Justification, Albert J. Grudzinskas, Jeffrey L. Geller, Jonathan C. Clayfield, and William H. Fisher

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Empirical Support for the HCR‐20: A Critical Analysis of the Violence Literature, Laura S. Guy and Catherine M. Wilson

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Clinical trials and medical care: defining the therapeutic misconception, Gail E. Henderson, Larry R. Churchill, Arlene M. Davis, Michele M. Easter, Christine Grady, Steven Joffe, Nancy Kass, Nancy M. P. King, Charles W. Lidz, Franklin G. Miller, Daniel K. Nelson, Jeffrey Peppercorn, Barbra Bluestone Rothschild, Pamela Sankar, Benjamin S. Wilfond, and Catherine R. Zimmer

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Revisiting Mental Health Issues in Young Immigrants: A Lesson Learned from the Virginia Tech Massacre, Sun S. Kim and Geri Duckson

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Nicotine and ADHD: Cognitive Association, Jean A. King and Victoria Rossi

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A competency-based approach to managing violence with involuntary outpatient treatment, Ted Lawlor, Albert J. Grudzinskas Jr., Jeffrey L. Geller, and Michael Genovese

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Hindsight bias among psychiatrists, H. W. LeBourgeois III, Debra A. Pinals, Valerie Williams, and Paul S. Appelbaum

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Violence and mental illness: a new analytic approach, Charles W. Lidz, Steven M. Banks, Lorna J. Simon, Carol A. Schubert, and Edward P. Mulvey

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Confounding effects of volatile anesthesia on CBV assessment in rodent forebrain following ethanol challenge, Feng Luo, Zhixin Li, Steven N. Treistman, Young Ro Kim, Jean A. King, Gerard B. Fox, and Craig F. Ferris

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A preliminary study of spiritual self-schema (3-S(+)) therapy for reducing impulsivity in HIV-positive drug users, Arthur Margolin, Zev Schuman-Olivier, Mark Beitel, Ruth M. Arnold, Carl E. Fulwiler, and S. Kelly Avants

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Characteristics of Contemporary Clubhouses: Results from International Clubhouse Surveys, Colleen E. McKay

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Health promotion in clubhouse programs: needs, barriers, and current and planned activities, Colleen E. McKay and John R. Pelletier

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Costs of clubhouses: an international perspective, Colleen E. McKay, Brian T. Yates, and Matthew Johnsen

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Youth with psychopathy features are not a discrete class: a taxometric analysis, Daniel C. Murrie, David K. Marcus, Kevin S. Douglas, Zina Lee, Randall T. Salekin, and Gina M. Vincent

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The Family Options Project: Implementing an Innovative Intervention for Parents with Mental Illnesses and Their Families, Joanne Nicholson, Kathleen Biebel, Valerie F. Williams, Elizabeth A. Aaker, Karen Albert, Bernice Gershenson, Brenda Warren, and Katherine Woolsey

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A qualitative study of programs for parents with serious mental illness and their children: building practice-based evidence, Joanne Nicholson, Beth R. Hinden, Kathleen Biebel, Alexis D. Henry, and Judith Katz-Leavy

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Acculturation, gender, and alcohol use among Mexican American college students, Marcela Raffaelli, Rosalie A. Torres Stone, Maria I. Iturbide, Meredith McGinley, Gustavo Carlo, and Lisa J. Crockett

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How We Got a 75.4% Response Rate on an Internet Survey, Jill Rosenbaum and Charles W. Lidz

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A neuropsychiatry service in a state hospital. Adolf Meyer's approach revisited, Joseph M. Tonkonogy and Jeffrey L. Geller

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Identifying potential risk and protective factors among non-metropolitan Latino youth: cultural implications for substance use research, Rosalie A. Torres Stone and Deanna Meyler

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Measuring homelessness and residential stability: The residential time-line follow-back inventory, Sam Tsemberis, Gregory McHugo, Valerie F. Williams, Patricia Hanrahan, and Ana Stefancic

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Prospects for remediating juveniles’ adjudicative incompetence, Jodi L. Viljoen and Thomas Grisso

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Teaching adolescents and adults about adjudicative proceedings: a comparison of pre- and post-teaching scores on the MacCAT-CA, Jodi L. Viljoen, Candice L. Odgers, Thomas Grisso, and Chad E. Tillbrook

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Gender and Race Differences in Juvenile Mental Health Symptoms: MAYSI-2 National Norm Study, Gina M. Vincent, Thomas Grisso, Anna M. Terry, and Steven M. Banks

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Connectedness and citizenship: redefining social integration, Norma C. Ware, Kim Hopper, Toni Tugenberg, Barbara Dickey, and Daniel B. Fisher

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Integrating behavioral health services for homeless mothers and children in primary care, Linda F. Weinreb, Joanne Nicholson, Valerie Williams, and Frances Anthes

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

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Impact of MAYSI-2 Mental Health Screening in Juvenile Detention, Valerie F. Williams and Thomas Grisso

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