Featured Scholar

Michelle Salyers, IUPUI Translational Scholar

Featured Scholar : Michelle Salyers, PhD

Co-Director, ACT Center of Indiana
Professor and Director of the Clinical Psychology Program, Department of Psychology, IUPUI

The ACT Center has been working since 2001 to conduct research and provide training and consultation that supports recovery in adults with severe mental illnesses. Some of the models of care include Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) and Illness Management and Recovery (IMR) programs, which seek to enhance services that support people with mental illness to lead productive lives in their own communities rather than accessing jail, homeless shelters and more costly medical care.

The ACT Center began as a collaboration of the Department of Psychology at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) and Adult & Child Mental Health Center of Indianapolis. The ACT Center partnership has grown to include a number of other schools on campus, researchers at other universities, and a variety of clinical settings including the Roudebush VA, Four County Counseling Center, and Midtown Mental Health Center. ACT Center collaborators include researchers, clinicians, consultants, educators, consumers, and family members.

The ACT Center has federal funding from a variety of sources, including NIH, PCORI, SAMHSA, and VA. The ACT Center is also an IUPUI designated Signature Center through the School of Science. In addition to research and training, the ACT Center also informs policy makers about methods for funding services that seek to help consumers utilize less costly services and lead productive lives. This translational research exemplifies taking many years of research findings and incorporating models into everyday practice that has a direct impact on people with mental illness and the communities in which they live.

Professor Salyers' work with the ACT Center is yet another way IUPUI faculty are TRANSLATING their RESEARCH INTO PRACTICE.

Selected Publications in IUPUI ScholarWorks

With over 100 peer-reviewed papers, many of which have been contributed to IUPUI’s free, open access repository, Dr. Salyers has made translational research knowledge about mental illness and psychiatric services available to health professionals, researchers, students and patients around the world.

Matthias, M. S., Salyers, M. P., & Frankel, R. M. (2013). Re-thinking shared decision-making: Context matters. Patient Education and Counseling, 91(2), 176-179. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/1805/4089.

Salyers, M. P., Stull, L. G., Rollins, A. L., McGrew, J. H., Hicks, L. J., Thomas, D., & Strieter, D. (2013). Measuring the Recovery Orientation of Assertive Community Treatment. Journal of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association, 19(3), 117-128. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/1805/4088.

Salyers, M. P., Rollins, A. L., Kelly, Y.-F., Lysaker, P. H., & Williams, J. R. (2013). Job Satisfaction and Burnout Among VA and Community Mental Health Workers. Administration and Policy in Mental Health and Mental Health Services Research, 40(2), 69-75. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/1805/4090.

Morse, G., Salyers, M. P., Rollins, A. L., Monroe-DeVita, M., & Pfahler, C. (2012). Burnout in Mental Health Services: A Review of the Problem and Its Remediation. Administration and Policy in Mental Health and Mental Health Services Research, 39(5), 341-352. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/1805/3762.

McGuire, A. B., Stull, L. G., Mueser, K. T., Santos, M., Mook, A., Rose, N., . . . Salyers, M. P. (2012). Development and Reliability of a Measure of Clinician Competence in Providing Illness Management and Recovery. Psychiatric Services, 63(8), 772-778. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/1805/4092.

Salyers, M. P., Matthias, M. S., Fukui, S., Holter, M. C., Collins, L., Rose, N., . . . Torrey, W. C. (2012). A Coding System to Measure Elements of Shared Decision Making During Psychiatric Visits. Psychiatric Services, 63(8), 779-784. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/1805/4091.

McGrew, J. H., Stull, L. G., Rollins, A. L., Salyers, M. P., & Hicks, L. J. (2011). A Comparison of Phone-Based and On-Site Assessment of Fidelity for Assertive Community Treatment in Indiana. Psychiatric Services, 62(6), 670-674. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/1805/4093.

Salyers, M. P., Rollins, A. L., Clendenning, D., McGuire, A. B., & Kim, E. (2011). Impact of Illness Management and Recovery Programs on Hospital and Emergency Room Use by Medicaid Enrollees. Psychiatric Services, 62(5), 509-515. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/1805/3763.

Salyers, M. P., Stull, L. G., Rollins, A. L., & Hopper, K. (2011). The Work of Recovery on Two Assertive Community Treatment Teams. Administration and Policy in Mental Health and Mental Health Services Research, 38(3), 169-180. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/1805/3764.

Salyers, M. P., Hudson, C., Morse, G., Rollins, A. L., Monroe-DeVita, M., Wilson, C., & Freeland, L. (2011). BREATHE: A Pilot Study of a One-Day Retreat to Reduce Burnout Among Mental Health Professionals. Psychiatric Services, 62(2), 214-217. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/1805/3766.

Find more free, translational articles by Michelle Salyers in IUPUI ScholarWorks.


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