The Implementation Science and Practice Advances Research Center (iSPARC) in the Department of Psychiatry 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, formerly called the Center for Mental Health Services Research (CMHSR) and the Systems and Psychosocial Advances Research Center (SPARC), 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 written by faculty and researchers of the Implementation Science and Practice Advances Research Center.

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Publications from 1986

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A historical appraisal of America's experience with "pyromania"--a diagnosis in search of a disorder, Jeffrey L. Geller, Jonathan Erlen, and Rosa Lynn Pinkus

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Evaluating Competencies: Forensic Assessments and Instruments, Thomas Grisso

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The impact of public policy and publicity on admissions to state mental health hospitals, Glenn L. Pierce, Mary L. Durham, and William H. Fisher

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Chronic gonadotropin-releasing hormone agonist treatment suppresses ovulation and sexual behavior in group-living female rhesus monkeys, Kim Wallen, David R. Mann, Maryann Davis, Suzanne Gaventa, Jennifer C. Lovejoy, and Delwood C. Collins

Publications from 1985

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The making of a modern psychiatrist: cracks in the foundation, Eric D. Lister and Jeffrey L. Geller

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The impact of broadened civil commitment laws on length of stay in a state mental hospital, Glenn L. Pierce, William H. Fisher, and Mary L. Durham

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Women's accounts of psychiatric illness and institutionalization, Jeffrey L. Geller

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Chronic disease: the sick role and informed consent, Charles W. Lidz, Alan Meisel, and Mark R. Munetz

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Type III error in research on interpersonal models of depression, Leonard A. Doerfler and William F. Chaplin

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Fire-setting behavior in the histories of a state hospital population, Jeffrey L. Geller and Gregory Bertsch

Informed consent and incompetent medical patients, Mark R. Munetz, Charles W. Lidz, and Alan Meisel

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Cholecystokinin-immunoreactive innervation of the ventromedial hypothalamus in the rat: possible substrate for autonomic regulation of feeding, Carl E. Fulwiler and Clifford B. Saper

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Civil commitment reform: context and consequences, William H. Fisher and Glenn L. Pierce

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The long-term outcome of unresolved grief: an example, Jeffrey L. Geller

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Competency to stand trial: neuroleptic medication and demeanor in court, Jeffrey L. Geller and Paul S. Appelbaum

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The impact of broadened civil commitment standards on admissions to state mental hospitals, Glenn L. Pierce, Mary L. Durham, and William H. Fisher

Publications from 1984

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Periovulatory changes in female sexual behavior and patterns of ovarian steroid secretion in group-living rhesus monkeys, Kim Wallen, Linda A. Winston, Suzanne Gaventa, Maryann Davis, and Delwood C. Collins

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Problem-solving deficits in depressed children, adolescents, and adults, Leonard A. Doerfler, Larry L. Mullins, Nora J. Griffin, Lawrence J. Siegel, and C. Steven Richards

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Blockade of neonatal activation of the pituitary-testicular axis with continuous administration of a gonadotropin-releasing hormone agonist in male rhesus monkeys, D. R. Mann, Maryann Davis, Kim Wallen, P. Coan, D. E. Evans, and Delwood C. Collins

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Arson: an unforeseen sequela of deinstitutionalization, Jeffrey L. Geller

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Confidentiality: an empirical test of the utilitarian perspective, Paul S. Appelbaum, G. Kapen, B. Walters, Charles W. Lidz, and Loren H. Roth

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The elderly sick role: an experimental analysis, William H. Fisher, Arnold Arluke, and Jack Levin

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Informed Consent: A Study of Decisionmaking in Psychiatry, Charles W. Lidz, Alan Meisel, Eviatar Zerubavel, Mary Carter, Regina M. Sestak, and Loren H. Roth

Publications from 1983

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Barriers to informed consent, Charles W. Lidz, Alan Meisel, Marian Osterweis, Janice L. Holden, John H. Marx, and Mark R. Munetz

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The community competence scale: preliminary reliability and validity, H. R. Searight, J. M. Oliver, and Thomas Grisso

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Pain unit director: Role issues for health psychologists, Leonard A. Doerfler, Jerry C. Parker, and Robert L. Karol

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Confidentiality in psychiatry: a study of the patient's view, Donald Schmid, Paul S. Appelbaum, Loren H. Roth, and Charles W. Lidz

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College women coping with depression, Leonard A. Doerfler and C. Steven Richards

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Addressing the borderline's repetitive misuse of the state hospital, Jeffrey L. Geller and Merle Brandzel

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Psychological factors that influence self-reported pain, Jerry C. Parker, Leonard A. Doerfler, Heather A. Tatten, and John E. Hewett

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Assessing disulfiram compliance: validational study of an abbreviated breath test procedure, Robert G. Rychtarik, Patrick O. Smith, Stanton L. Jones, Leonard A. Doerfler, Ray Hale, and Donald M. Prue

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Family planning and female sterilization in the United States, Thomas M. Shapiro, William H. Fisher, and Augusto Diana

Publications from 1982

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State hospital patients and their medication--do they know what they take, Jeffrey L. Geller

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The therapeutic misconception: informed consent in psychiatric research, Paul S. Appelbaum, Loren H. Roth, and Charles W. Lidz

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Sustaining treatment with the hospitalized patient who refuses treatment, Jeffrey L. Geller

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Competency to decide about treatment or research: an overview of some empirical data, Loren H. Roth, Charles W. Lidz, Alan Meisel, Paul H. Soloff, Kenneth Kaufman, Duane G. Spiker, and F. Gordon Foster

Publications from 1981

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Self-initiated attempts to cope with depression, Leonard A. Doerfler and C. Steven Richards

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Psychological research on depression: A methodological review, Leonard A. Doerfler

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Juveniles' Waiver of Rights: Legal and Psychological Competence, Thomas Grisso

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Informed consent and patient decisionmaking: the reasoning of law and psychiatry, Caroline L. Kaufmann, Loren H. Roth, Charles W. Lidz, and Alan Meisel

Publications from 1980

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On being ethical in legal places, Patricia Anderten, Valerie Staulcup, and Thomas Grisso

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The rights of juveniles in "voluntary" psychiatric commitments: some empirical observations, Charles W. Lidz, E. Gross, Alan Meisel, and Loren H. Roth

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Heroin, Deviance and Morality, Charles W. Lidz and Andrew L. Walker

Publications from 1978

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Minors' consent to treatment: a developmental perspective, Thomas Grisso and Linda Vierling

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The process of criminal commitment for pretrial psychiatric examination: an evaluation, Jeffrey L. Geller and Eric D. Lister

Publications from 1977

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Toward a model of the legal doctrine of informed consent, Alan Meisel, Loren H. Roth, and Charles W. Lidz

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Tests of competency to consent to treatment, Loren H. Roth, Alan Meisel, and Charles W. Lidz

Publications from 1975

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Characteristics of institutionalized delinquents in conflict about their release, Thomas Grisso

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Treatment of anorexia nervosa by the integration of behavior therapy and psychotherapy, Jeffrey L. Geller

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Heroin maintenance and heroin control, Charles W. Lidz

Publications from 1973

Prediction of action- and thought-oriented response: behavioral style or situational demand, Thomas Grisso

Publications from 1972

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MMPI profiles in hospitalized psychiatric patients and their families, Bertram J. Cohler, Justin L. Weiss, Henry U. Grunebaum, Charles W. Lidz, and Lyman C. Wynne

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The development of behavior therapy with autistic children: a review, Jeffrey L. Geller

Publications from 1971

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The action-thought dimension, social competence, and defense effectiveness, Thomas Grisso

Publications from 1967

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Test interference in a Rorschach-WAIS administration sequence, Thomas Grisso and Arnold Meadow