- PhD, Columbia University
- MS, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University
- MSW, Hunter College School of Social Work
Areas of Expertise
- Mental Health Research
- Intervention Research
- Severe Mental Illness
- Rodriguez, C., Herman, D. Alcon, J., Chen, S., Essock, S., Simpson, H. (2012) Prevalence of hoarding disorder in individuals at potential risk for eviction in New York City: A pilot study. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease 200(1): 91-94.
- Donahue, SA, Manuel, JI, Herman, DB, Fraser, LH, Chen, H, Essock SM.(2012) Development and use of a transition readiness scale to help manage ACT team capacity. Psychiatric Services 63(3): 223-229.
- Adaptation, Implementation and Fidelity Assessment of an Evidence-Based Model of Care Coordination
The project involves staff in training, technical assistance and implementation support to case management providers in the Buffalo area under contract with the Erie County Department of Mental Health. Specifically, we will participate in needs assessment, training, consultation and implementation support provided to mental health provider organizations in close collaboration with our funding source. The training provided will focus on Critical Time Intervention (CTI), an evidence-based form of case management designed to increase continuity of support for adults with severe mental illness during periods of transition.
Sponsor: Coordinated Care Services
- Evidence-Based Practice in Community-Based Social Work: A Multi-Media Study
This study will recruit approximately twenty homeless-service agencies prepared to implement Critical Time Intervention, an evidence-based practice. These agencies will be randomly assigned to one of the two study conditions: face-to-face training + telephone consultation, or online training + community of practice. We will strive to train at least 80 service providers in each of the two conditions, and to track their satisfaction with the training, their experiences in implementing CTI, and their capacity to retain fidelity to the CTI model over time. We will also collect de-identified information about the clients these providers serve to assess housing status, service utilization, and psychosocial status - key outcomes
indicating efficacy of the CTI model.
Sponsor: Center for Social Innovation (NIMH Contact)
- Critical Time Intervention
CTI is an empirically supported, time-limited case management model designed to prevent homelessness and other adverse outcomes in people with mental illness following discharge from hospitals, shelters, prisons and other institutions.