Philip F Wyzik

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Many mental health consumers are calling for Community Mental Health Center services to focus on creating opportunities for recovery. First person accounts of recovery portray a process which entails developing hope, taking personal responsibility for health, and building a broad sense of self that is not illness-dominated. Community Mental Health Centers(More)
OBJECTIVE Supported employment has steadily increased in prominence as an evidence-based mental health practice, and research shows that the service significantly improves employment outcomes over one to two years. The objective of this study was to examine the outcomes of supported employment ten years after an initial demonstration project. METHODS The(More)
Integrated dual disorders treatment programs for people with severe mental illness and co-occurring substance use disorder have been implemented in a variety of community mental health center sites across the U.S. and in several other countries over the past 15 years. Consumers who receive services from programs that offer integrated dual diagnosis(More)
Most practitioners working in community support settings understand the need to provide a comprehensive array of well-coordinated services to individuals with severe mental disabilities. However, a lack of consensus about the conceptual basis of mental health care, especially between advocates of psychosocial rehabilitation and psychiatric practitioners who(More)
Outcomes for 112 clients with severe mental disorders in a community mental health center that converted its rehabilitative day treatment program to a supported employment program were assessed during the year after the program conversion. The study replicated a previous study in showing that the rate of competitive employment improved, especially among(More)
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