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 2013

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Neuropsychological correlates of symptom dimensions in inpatients with major depressive disorder, Michael R. Basso, Dennis R. Combs, Rod Purdie, Philip J. Candilis, and Robert Bornstein

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Supporting Recovery in the Deaf Community: Creating Continuum of Behavioral Health Care in Central Massachusetts, Melissa L. Anderson, Neil S. Glickman, Lisa Mistler, Susan Jones, Monika E. Kolodziej, and Douglas M. Ziedonis

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Barriers and Facilitators to Addressing Perinatal Depression in Obstetric Settings, Nancy Byatt, Kathleen Biebel, Liz Friedman, Gifty Debordes-Jackson, Jeroan J. Allison, and Douglas M. Ziedonis

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Pass This Message Along: Self-edited Email Messages Promoting Colon Cancer Screening among Friends and Family, Sarah L. Cutrona, Joann L. Wagner, Douglas W. Roblin, Bridget Gaglio, Andrew E. Williams, Rosalie A. Torres Stone, and Kathleen M. Mazor

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A Pilot Study of a Modified Acceptance and Commitment Therapy Smoking Cessation Treatment for Veterans with PTSD, Megan M. Kelly, John Forsyth, Douglas M. Ziedonis, David Kalman, and Judith Cooney

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Three Measures of Tobacco Dependence Independently Predict Changes in Neural Structure, Jean A. King, W. W. Sanouri A. Ursprung, Joseph R. DiFranza, Wei Huang, Nanyin Zhang, David N. Kennedy, and Douglas M. Ziedonis

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Impact of Ivacaftor on Medication Use, Hospital and Outpatient Provider Visits and Associated Costs in a Medicaid Population, Sam M. Leo, Maria M. Lowe, Caroline J. Alper, Karen W. Lee, Kimberly J. Lenz, Gloria Liou, Thomas C. Pomfret, Mylissa K. Price, Mark A. Tesell, and Paul L. Jeffrey

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Adherence Measurement and Incidence of Bleeding and Systemic Embolism with Dabigatran in a Medicaid Population, Nicole Trask, Payal N. Kotadiya, James Gagnon, Mark Kohn, Pavel Lavitas, Karen Lee, Andrea Lewtas, Maria M. Lowe, Alkiviadis Nacopoulos, Tamara Rosenzweig, Caroline Alper, and Paul Jeffrey

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IPS Supported Employment for Young Adults with Serious Mental Illness: Four RCTs, Gary R. Bond

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Neuroprediction of future rearrest, Eyal Aharoni, Gina M. Vincent, Carla L. Harenski, Vince D. Calhoun, Walter Sinnott-Armstrong, Michael S. Gazzaniga, and Kent A. Kiehl

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No sympathy for the devil: attributing psychopathic traits to capital murderers also predicts support for executing them, John F. Edens, Karen M. Davis, Krissie Fernandez Smith, and Laura Guy

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Telephone care coordination for smokers in VA mental health clinics: protocol for a hybrid type-2 effectiveness-implementation trial, Erin Rogers, Senaida Fernandez, Colleen Gillespie, David A. Smelson, Hildi J. Hagedorn, Brian Elbel, David Kalman, Alfredo Axtmayer, Karishma Kurowski, and Scott E. Sherman

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Ten year research update (2001-2010): evaluations for competence to stand trial (adjudicative competence), Michael H. Fogel, Wendy Schiffman, Denise L. Mumley, Chad E. Tillbrook, and Thomas Grisso

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Conceptualization and measurement of mental health providers' recovery-promoting competence: the recovery promoting relationships scale (RPRS), Zlatka Russinova, E. Sally Rogers, Karon F. Cook, Marsha Langer Ellison, and Asya Lyass

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Knowledge, Attitudes, and Practices of Emergency Department Providers in the Care of Suicidal Patients, Marian E. Betz, Ashley F. Sullivan, Anne P. Manton, Janice A. Espinola, Ivan Miller, Carlos A. Camargo Jr., Edwin D. Boudreaux, Edward W. Boyer, Robin E. Clark, Mardia A. Coleman, Barry N. Feldman, and ED-SAFE Investigators

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Dorsal/ventral parcellation of the amygdala: relevance to impulsivity and aggression, Abilash Gopal, Erika Clark, Amy Allgair, Christopher D'Amato, Margery Furman, David A. Gansler, and Carl E. Fulwiler

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Predictors of financial self-sufficiency among Social Security beneficiaries with psychiatric disabilities, Zlatka Russinova, E. Sally Rogers, Marsha Langer Ellison, Philippe Bloch, Asya Lyass, and Nancy J. Wewiorski

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UMMS Expert: Training Needed to ID Potentially Violent Youth, Gina M. Vincent

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Patterns of Psychotherapy Attendance in Emerging and Mature Adults, Maryann Davis, William H. Fisher, Charles W. Lidz, and Bernice Gershenson

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Young Adults Getting Involved: Participatory Action Research & Transition Age Youth, Jonathan Delman

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Implementing the Massachusetts Child Trauma Project (MCTP) to Improve Services for Children with Complex Trauma in Child Welfare: Phase I Needs and Readiness Assessment, Charmaine B. Lo, Melodie Wenz-Gross, and Jessica L. Griffin

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Learning to Make it Work: Employing Young Adults with Serious Mental Health Conditions, Kathryn Sabella and Lisa M. Smith

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Gender: An Important Factor in the Implementation of Services for Juvenile Offenders, Geno Salomone, Rebecca J. Nelson, Scarlet P. Woods, Laura S. Guy, and Gina M. Vincent

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Creating a “Community of Practice” on Transition Age Youth & Young Adults With Serious Mental Health Conditions in Northeast Massachusetts, Lisa M. Smith, Marsha Langer Ellison, Joann Starks, and Amanda Costa

Publications from 2012

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Strategies for improving perinatal depression treatment in North American outpatient obstetric settings, Nancy Byatt, Tiffany A. Moore Simas, Rebecca Lundquist, Julia V. Johnson, and Douglas M. Ziedonis

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Breakout Session: "Dissemination: Challenges and Successes in Working with Communities", Carl E. Fulwiler and Marie Hobart

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Risk Assessment in Juvenile Justice: A Guidebook for Implementation, Gina M. Vincent, Laura S. Guy, and Thomas Grisso

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Patient, provider, and system-level barriers and facilitators to addressing perinatal depression, Nancy Byatt, Kathleen Biebel, Rebecca Lundquist, Tiffany A. Moore Simas, Gifty Debordes-Jackson, Jeroan J. Allison, and Douglas M. Ziedonis

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Melissa L. Anderson: APA/APAGS Award for Distinguished Graduate Student in Professional Psychology, Melissa L. Anderson

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Harmonizing databases? Developing a quasi-experimental design to evaluate a public mental health re-entry program, Stephanie W. Hartwell, Xiaogang Deng, William H. Fisher, Carl E. Fulwiler, Usha Sambamoorthi, Craig Johnson, Debra A. Pinals, Lisa Sampson, and Julianne Siegfriedt

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Impact of risk/needs assessment on juvenile probation officers' decision making: Importance of implementation, Gina M. Vincent, Melissa Paiva-Salisbury, Nathan E. Cook, Laura S. Guy, and Rachael T. Perrault

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You Can't Recover From Suicide: Perspectives on Suicide Education in MSW Programs, Betty J. Ruth, Mark Gianino, Jordana Muroff, Donna McLaughlin, and Barry N. Feldman

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A self-assessment survey of the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee, part 2: structure and organizational functions, Jerald Silverman, Stephen P. Baker, and Charles W. Lidz

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Limitations on the Use of Evidence From Evaluations of Competence to Stand Trial in the Penalty Phase, Natalie M. Anumba and Kenneth L. Appelbaum

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The shift from monologue to dialogue in a couple therapy session: dialogical investigation of change from the therapists' point of view, Mary E. Olson, Aarno Laitila, Peter Rober, and Jaakko Seikkula

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Genetic association of GABA-A receptor alpha-2 and mu opioid receptor with cocaine cue-reactivity: evidence for inhibitory synaptic neurotransmission involvement in cocaine dependence, David A. Smelson, Lei Yu, Steven Buyske, Gerardo Gonzalez, Jay Tischfield, Curtis K. Deutsch, and Douglas M. Ziedonis

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Therapeutic misconception in research subjects : Development and validation of a measure, Paul S. Appelbaum, Milena D. Anatchkova, Karen Albert, Laura B. Dunn, and Charles W. Lidz

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A self-assessment survey of the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee, Part 1: animal welfare and protocol compliance, Jerald Silverman, Stephen P. Baker, and Charles W. Lidz

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Amygdala-orbitofrontal resting-state functional connectivity is associated with trait anger, Carl E. Fulwiler, Jean A. King, and Nanyin Zhang

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Gender Differences in Professional Development Among AP-LS Members: Results of the Professional Development of Women Survey, Julie Buck, Jennifer Eno Louden, Terese Hall, Matthew Huss, Christian Meissner, and Ekaterina Pivovarova

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The silent majority: who speaks at IRB meetings, Philip J. Candilis, Charles W. Lidz, Paul S. Appelbaum, Robert M. Arnold, William P. Gardner, Suzanne Myers, Albert J. Grudzinskas Jr., and Lorna J. Simon

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How closely do institutional review boards follow the common rule, Charles W. Lidz, Paul S. Appelbaum, Robert M. Arnold, Philip J. Candilis, William P. Gardner, Suzanne Myers, and Lorna J. Simon

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Arrest Types and Co-occurring Disorders in Persons with Schizophrenia or Related Psychoses, Patrick J. McCabe, Paul P. Christopher, Nicholas Druhn, Kristen M. Roy-Bujnowski, Albert J. Grudzinskas Jr., and William H. Fisher

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Probation officers' perceptions of youths' risk of reoffending and use of risk assessment in case management, Rachael T. Perrault, Melissa Paiva-Salisbury, and Gina M. Vincent

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Does Risk Assessment Make a Difference? Results of Implementing the SAVRY in Juvenile Probation, Gina M. Vincent, Laura S. Guy, Bernice G. Gershenson, and Patrick J. McCabe

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Implementing a Primary Prevention Social Skills Intervention in Urban Preschools: Factors Associated with Quality and Fidelity, Melodie Wenz-Gross and Carole C. Upshur

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Dermal collagen matrices for ventral hernia repair: comparative analysis in a rat model, G. Broderick, Joyce McIntyre, M. Noury, Heather M. Strom, Charles M. Psoinos, A. Christakas, Kristen L. Billiar, Zachary M. Hurwitz, Janice F. Lalikos, Ronald A. Ignotz, and Raymond M. Dunn

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Gender Differences in the Fagerström Test for Nicotine Dependence in Korean Americans, Sun Kim, (Julia) Hua Fang, Joseph R. DiFranza, Douglas M. Ziedonis, and Grace X. Ma

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New systems of care for substance use disorders: treatment, finance, and technology under health care reform, David R. Pating, Michael M. Miller, Eric Goplerud, Judith Martin, and Douglas M. Ziedonis

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Field Reliability of the SAVRY with Juvenile Probation Officers: Implications for Training, Gina M. Vincent, Laura S. Guy, Samantha L. Fusco, and Bernice Gershenson

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Residential Treatment in Adolescents Targeting Self-Injury and Suicidal Behavior, Barent W. Walsh, Leonard A. Doerfler, and Ariana Perry

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Changing the system by changing the workforce: employing consumers to increase access, cultural diversity, and engagement, Melodie Wenz-Gross, Toni M. Irsfeld, Tammy Twomey, Ana Perez, Judith Thompson, Martha Wally, Barbara Colleton, Christine Kroell, Steven K. McKeown, and Peter Metz

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Gender-Specific Factors Associated with Readiness to Quit Smoking among Korean Americans, Sun Kim, David Kalman, and Douglas M. Ziedonis

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Innovative Interventions for Treating Tobacco Addiction Among Persons With Co-occurring Mental Illness and Addiction: New Approaches to Improve Outcomes, Douglas M. Ziedonis and Monika E. Kolodziej

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Patient-centered, recovery-oriented psychiatric care and treatment are not always voluntary, Jeffrey L. Geller

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Best practices: Visions for best practices in using coercion in mental health care, Jeffrey L. Geller and William M. Glazer

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Peer Supports for Tobacco Cessation for Adults with Serious Mental Illness: A Review of the Literature, Colleen E. McKay and Faith Dickerson

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A Collaborative Care Model to Improve Access to Pediatric Mental Health Services, Onesky Aupont, Leonard A. Doerfler, Daniel F. Connor, Christopher J. Stille, Mayra Tisminetzky, and Thomas J. McLaughlin

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Preventing Suicide through Improved Training in Suicide Risk Assessment and Care: An American Association of Suicidology Task Force Report Addressing Serious Gaps in U.S. Mental Health Training, William M. Schmitz Jr., Michael H. Allen, Barry N. Feldman, Nina J. Gutin, Danielle R. Jahn, Phillip M. Kleespies, Paul Quinnett, and Skip Simpson

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Health Status, Neighborhood Socioeconomic Context, and Premature Mortality in the United States: The National Institutes of Health-AARP Diet and Health Study, Chyke A. Doubeni, Mario Schootman, Jacqueline M. Major, Rosalie A. Torres Stone, Adeyinka O. Laiyemo, Yikyung Park, Min Lian, Lynne Messer, Barry I. Graubard, Rashmi Sinha, Albert R. Hollenbeck, and Arthur Schatzkin

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Culture and Smoking Among Vietnamese Americans in Central Massachusetts, Sun S. Kim, Thu Ha Len, and Hoa L. Nguyen

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Do deaf individuals’ dating scripts follow the traditional sexual script?, Gizelle L. Gilbert, Melissa L. Anderson, and M. Diane Clark

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Disparities in opioid prescribing for patients with psychiatric diagnoses presenting with pain to the emergency department, Lorna J. Simon, Aurelia N. Bizamcer, Charles W. Lidz, Susan Stefan, and Mark J. Pletcher

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An assessment of satisfaction with ambulatory child psychiatry consultation services to primary care providers by parents of children with emotional and behavioral needs: the Massachusetts Child Psychiatry Access Project University of Massachusetts Parent Satisfaction Study, Yael Dvir, Melodie Wenz-Gross, Mary Jeffers-Terry, and Peter Metz

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Is it abuse? Deaf female undergraduates' labeling of partner violence, Melissa L. Anderson and Caroline M. Kobek Pezzarossi

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Addressing Tobacco Through Organizational Change (ATTOC) in Residential Addiction Treatment Settings, Joseph Guydish, Douglas M. Ziedonis, Barbara Tajima, Gregory Seward, Emma Passalacqua, Mable Chan, Kevin Delucchi, Lucy Zammarelli, Michael Levy, Monika Kolodziej, and Greg Brigham

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The participation of community members on medical institutional review boards, Charles W. Lidz, Lorna J. Simon, Antonia Seligowski, Suzanne Myers, William P. Gardner, Philip J. Candilis, Robert M. Arnold, and Paul S. Appelbaum

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Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and Heart Disease, Leonard A. Doerfler and John A. Paraskos

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Between Adolescence and Adulthood: Rehabilitation Research to Improve Services for Youth and Young adults, Maryann Davis, Nancy Koroloff, and Marsha Langer Ellison

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Social network analysis of child and adult interorganizational connections, Maryann Davis, Nancy Koroloff, and Matthew Johnsen

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Supporting the Education Goals of Post-9/11 Veterans with Self-Reported PTSD Symptoms: A Needs Assessment, Marsha Langer Ellison, Lisa Mueller, David A. Smelson, Patrick W. Corrigan, Rosalie A. Torres Stone, Barbara G. Bokhour, Lisa M. Najavits, Jennifer M. Vessella, and Charles Drebing

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Prevalence and Impact of Substance Use Among Emerging Adults with Serious Mental Health Conditions, Ashli J. Sheidow, Michael McCart, Kristyn Zajac, and Maryann Davis

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A Systematic Review of Smoking Cessation Intervention Studies in China, Sun S. Kim, Wei Chen, Monika Kolodziej, Xue Wang, Victoria J. Wang, and Douglas M. Ziedonis

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Participatory action research and young adults with psychiatric disabilities, Jonathan Delman

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Adapting services to engage young adults in ICCD clubhouses, Colleen E. McKay, Ruth Osterman, Joseph Shaffer, Emily Sawyer, Evan Gerrard, and Nelson Olivera

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Relationships as Key to Recovery for Perinatal Women Living with Depression, Kathleen Biebel, Nancy Byatt, Gifty Debordes-Jackson, Liz Friedman, Jeroan J. Allison, and Douglas M. Ziedonis

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Reflections and narratives: new to The Journal and to professional ethics, Philip J. Candilis and Richard Martinez

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Prevalence of involvement in the criminal justice system during severe mania and associated symptomatology, Paul P. Christopher, Patrick J. McCabe, and William H. Fisher

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Patterns of Psychotherapy Attendance in Emerging and Mature Adults, Maryann Davis, William H. Fisher, Charles W. Lidz, and Bernice Gershenson

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Using Life Coaches to Provide Vocational Supports to Emerging Adults, Maryann Davis and Ashli J. Sheidow

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Relationships as the Foundation of Shared Decision Making: The Experience of Young Adults with Mental Health Conditions, Jonathan Delman

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Treatment Retention Intervention for Emerging Adults in Outpatient Psychotherapy, Lisa Mistler, Maryann Davis, and Ashli J. Sheidow

Publications from 2011

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Development and validation of the Mental Health Attitude Survey for Police, Jonathan C. Clayfield, Kenneth E. Fletcher, and Albert J. Grudzinskas Jr.

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Public policy and limits of diversion programs for reducing jail exposure of persons with serious mental illness, William H. Fisher, Albert J. Grudzinskas Jr., Kristen M. Roy-Bujnowski, and Nancy Wolff

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Thinking styles and emotional states of male and female prison inmates by mental disorder status, Nancy Wolff, Robert D. Morgan, Jing Shi, Jessica Huening, and William H. Fisher

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Overcoming Barriers to Perinatal Depression Treatment, Nancy Byatt, Kathleen Biebel, Liz Friedman, Jeroan J. Allison, and Douglas M. Ziedonis

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Center for Mental Health Services Research Dissemination Activities, Carl E. Fulwiler, Kathleen Biebel, Susan Doiron, Gifty Debordes-Jackson, and Lisa M. Smith

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Developing Statutes for Competence to Stand Trial in Juvenile Delinquency Proceedings: A Guide for Lawmakers, Kimberly A. Larson, Thomas Grisso, and National Youth Screening & Assessment Project

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Informed Consent: A Critical Part of Modern Medical Research, Charles W. Lidz

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The CBCL Bipolar Profile and Attention, Mood, and Behavior Dysregulation, Leonard A. Doerfler, Daniel F. Connor, and Peter F. Toscano Jr.

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Geographic variation in colorectal cancer survival and the role of small-area socioeconomic deprivation: a multilevel survival analysis of the NIH-AARP Diet and Health Study Cohort, Min Lian, Mario Schootman, Chyke A. Doubeni, Yikyung Park, Jacqueline M. Major, Rosalie A. Torres Stone, Adeyinka O. Laiyemo, Albert R. Hollenbeck, Barry I. Graubard, and Arthur Schatzkin

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Commentary: A new chapter for forensic ethics, Philip J. Candilis

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A Premature Obituary: Edward C. Spitzka and the American Psychiatry of 1878, Jeffrey L. Geller

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Intersection of chronic pain treatment and opioid analgesic misuse: causes, treatments, and policy strategies, Amy B. Wachholtz, Gerardo Gonzalez, Edward W. Boyer, Zafar N. Naqvi, Christopher D. Rosenbaum, and Douglas M. Ziedonis

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Statewide initiative of intensive psychiatric rehabilitation: outcomes and relationship to other mental health service use, Marsha Langer Ellison, E. Sally Rogers, Asya Lyass, Joseph Massaro, Nancy J. Wewiorski, Su-Ting Hsu, and William A. Anthony

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Comorbid Pain and Opioid Addiction: Psychosocial and Pharmacological Treatments, Amy B. Wachholtz, Douglas M. Ziedonis, and Gerardo Gonzalez

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Intimate partner violence against deaf female college students, Melissa L. Anderson and Irene W. Leigh

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Supporting Parents With Mental Health Needs in Systems of Care, Barbara J. Friesen, Judith Katz-Leavy, and Joanne Nicholson

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Evaluating psychiatric disability: differences by forensic expertise, Paul P. Christopher, Rasim Arikan, Debra A. Pinals, William H. Fisher, and Paul S. Appelbaum

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Aggression, ADHD symptoms, and dysphoria in children and adolescents diagnosed with bipolar disorder and ADHD, Leonard A. Doerfler, Daniel F. Connor, and Peter F. Toscano Jr.