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Current Research


Specific Research Projects (SRPs)

Four proposed SRPs will be completed by CASD Investigators.  Each SRP hopes to contribute to the understanding of issues surrounding treatment adherence and participation, and self-determination.  The four SRPs are listed below.  Clicking on each link will bring you to a description of the SRP.  



SRP 1: Consumer - Provider Exchange in Assertive Community Treatment: Qualitative Methods and Discourse Analysis


Investigators: Beth Angell, Ph.D. and Colleen Mahoney, Ph.D.


Click here for an abstract of SRP 1.  


SRP 2: Instilling hope to enhance self-determination and service engagement in people with serious mental illnesses

Investigators: Mark Salzer, Ph.D., and Petra Kottsieper, Ph.D. 

Click here for an abstract of SRP 2.


SRP 3: A Self-Determined Life: A concept mapping and measurement development project

Investigators: Larry Davidson, Ph.D. and Maria O’Connell, Ph.D.

Click here for an abstract of SRP 3.


SRP 4: The Role of Consumer-operated Services in Adherence and Empowerment

Investigators: Patrick Corrigan, Psy.D., and Jonathan Larson, Ed.D. 

Click here for an abstract of SRP 4.




Ad Hoc Projects


Self-Stigma in the Daily Life of Individuals with Schizophrenia: An Experience Sampling Study

Investigators: Dror Ben-Zeev, Ph.D. and Patrick W. Corrigan, Psy.D.

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Perceptions of Procedural Justice Among Mental Health Court Participants

Investigators: Kelli Canada and Patrick W. Corrigan, Psy.D.

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Mental Health Journalism Fellowship Evaluation

Investigators: Patrick W. Corrigan and Karina J. Powell

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Active Minds Emerging Scholars Fellowship Project- Developing a Campaign to Support College Students with Mental Illnesses

Investigators: Patrick Corrigan and Kristin Kosyluk (Sokol)

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Humor and Mental Illness

Investigators: Patrick W. Corrigan, Karina J. Powell, J. Konadu Fokuo, and Kristin A. Kosyluk

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Adherence, Explicit and Implicit Associations, and Shared Decision Making

Investigators: Patrick W. Corrigan, Nev Jones, Patrick J. Michaels, Natalie Gela, Karina J. Powell, Andrea Bink

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Public Access


Data Set Title: Serious Mental Illnesses and Treatment: Perspectives from Mental Health Court Participants

Data Set Summary: This study aimed to explore the experiences of participants from two different mental health courts in the midwestern region of the United States. The quantitative portion of the study includes self-reported demographic information and clinical and legal variables; structured measures used to assess percpetions of procedural justice, social support and network factors; and six months of longitudinal administrative clinical and legal data (N = 80).

Contact Information for Obtaining Access: Please direct all inquiries regarding these data to Kelli Canada, Assistant Professor at the University of Missouri School of Social Work This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or 573-882-3765.


Data Set Title: The Evaluation of Lake and McHenry County Veteran and Family Strategic Initiative Program.

Data Set Summary: Data is collected during one-on-one interview with program participants who sign informed consent documents. Interviews are conducted when participants first enter the program and every 6 month thereafter until withdraw from services. Upon withdrawing from services a discharge interview is attempted. Participants’ provided demographic information; answers to questions regarding health and quality of life, employment experience, military and family deployments, violence and trauma, personal control over various domains of life such as employment, relationships, and health.

Contact Information for Obtaining Access: The data that has been collected is funded by a grant/contract/cooperative agreement from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (Number SM60118). Contact information for obtaining data access is Jonathon E. Larson, Clinical Assistant Professor, Institute of Psychology, Illinois Institute of Technology, 3424 S. State, First Floor, Chicago, IL 60616, USA. Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ; Voice: 312.567.6752; Fax: 312-567-6753



The following data sets are also available on the National Consortium on Stigma and Empowerment website.  Please click here for access.

Data Set #1: Consumer Operated Services Project (COSP)
Data Set #2: Stigma and Behavioral Health in Urban Employers from China and the US
Data Set #3: Humor and Attitudes about Mental Illness
Data Set #4: Direct to Consumer Advertising (DTCA)
Data Set #5: Unconscious Thought Theory (UTT)