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 2007

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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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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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Avoiding extinction: successful private psychiatric hospitals in the opening decade of the twenty-first century, 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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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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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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Research sponsorship, financial relationships, and the process of research in pharmaceutical clinical trials, William P. Gardner and Charles W. Lidz

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Publications from 2005

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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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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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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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How the pace program builds a recovery-transformed system: results from a national survey, James H. Zahniser, Laurie Ahern, and Daniel B. Fisher

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

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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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A Comparison of Factor Models on the PCL-R With Mentally Disordered Offenders: The Development of a Four-Factor Model, Michael J. Vitacco, Richard Rogers, Craig S. Neumann, Kimberly S. Harrison, and Gina M. Vincent

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

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What do clinicians expect? Comparing envisioned and reported violence for male and female patients, Jennifer L. Skeem, Edward P. Mulvey, Candice L. Odgers, Carol A. Schubert, Stephanie Stowman, William P. Gardner, and Charles W. Lidz

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A view of American psychiatry, Jeffrey L. Geller

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

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

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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