Charles J. Wallace

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The purpose of this research was to determine the relationship between schizophrenic individuals' cognitive functioning and their performance in interpersonal interactions and skills training procedures. Thirty schizophrenic individuals and 15 non-mentally ill individuals were administered two versions of the Continuous Performance Test, the Span of(More)
OBJECTIVE The authors compared the community functioning of outpatients with persistent forms of schizophrenia after treatment with psychosocial occupational therapy or social skills training, with the latter conducted by paraprofessionals. METHOD Eighty outpatients with persistent forms of schizophrenia were randomly assigned to receive either(More)
This study aimed at determining the effectiveness of group cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) for recent onset psychosis in comparison with a recognized intervention for individuals with severe mental illness-social skills training. One hundred twenty-nine participants took part in a single-blind randomized controlled trial with repeated measures (baseline, 3(More)
Treatment of obsessive-compulsive disorder has focused almost exclusively on symptom reduction; however, deficits in social functioning and quality of life of individuals with this disorder may contribute more to their "burden," suffering, and disability. To gauge the significance of social dysfunction and quality of life of persons with(More)
A 10-week, inhospital holistic health program for male schizophrenic patients was compared with an equally intense social skills training program. The holistic program included training in the stress reduction techniques of exercise and meditation as well as education in stress management. Patients were also encouraged to explore the growth potential of(More)
Several recent studies have examined the manner in which social information is processed in an attempt to better understand the interpersonal functioning deficits of schizophrenia. In this study, the manner in which schizophrenic subjects represent social information, and the relationships between these social representations and measures of information(More)
Although a number of studies have demonstrated that psychiatric patients' performance deficits on the Wisconsin Card Sorting Test (WCST) can be modified through intervention, relatively little evidence exists to support the long-term durability of training effects. The present study tested the effectiveness and durability of a training procedure based on(More)
The research reported in this article investigated the psychometric characteristics of the Independent Living Skills Survey (ILSS), a comprehensive, objective, performance-focused, easy-to-administer measure of the basic functional living skills of individuals with severe and persistent mental illness (SPMI). Two versions were developed, one for informants(More)
OBJECTIVE This study evaluated the effectiveness and replicability of psychoeducational modules designed to improve the social and instrumental competencies of severely mentally ill patients. METHOD Staff in seven facilities used the modules to teach 108 severely mentally ill patients. Staff received 2 days of formal training followed by periodic(More)
OBJECTIVE The study evaluated the effects of a brief manualized treatment program that taught patients skills to re-enter the community and actively follow through with their own care. METHODS A total of 59 recently admitted inpatients with schizophrenia or schizoaffective disorder were randomly assigned to either the community re-entry program or an(More)