William A. Anthony

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In the decades of the 1990s many mental health programs and the systems that fund these programs have identified themselves as recovery-oriented. A program that is grounded in a vision of recovery is based on the notion that a majority of people can grow beyond the catastrophe of a severe mental illness and lead a meaningful life in their own community.(More)
Many mental health systems are trying to promote the adoption of what has come to be known as evidence-based practices while incorporating a recovery vision into the services they provide. Unfortunately, much of the existing, published, research on evidence-based practices was conceived without an understanding of the recovery vision and/or implemented(More)
OBJECTIVES This study tested a psychiatric rehabilitation approach for organizing and delivering services to street-dwelling persons with severe mental illness. METHODS Street-dwelling persons with severe mental illness were randomly assigned to the experimental program (called Choices) or to standard treatment in New York City. We assessed study(More)
This study compared supported employment services in 2 contrasting programs: (a) Group Skills Training, a professional rehabilitation agency outside of the mental health center that provided pre-employment skills training and support in obtaining and maintaining jobs, or (b) the Individual Placement and Support (IPS) model, which integrated clinical and(More)
With the recognition that most psychiatric disorders are associated with severe and persisting disability and the development of effective procedures for improving the long-term outcome of patients, the term "psychiatric rehabilitation" is becoming routinely used in the mental health field. Psychiatric rehabilitation has begun to take its place as a viable,(More)
The relationship between symptoms and functioning of patients with bipolar disorder who were hospitalized for a manic episode was examined in a prospective study. At six-month follow-up, symptomatic outcome was clearly superior to functional outcome. Almost 80 percent of patients were symptom free or mildly symptomatic. However, only 43 percent of patients(More)
The service systems which assist the long-term mentally ill to function in the community have been routinely described as fragmented and uncoordinated. The development and implementation of case management has been seen as one response to this dysfunctional system. This article examines case management from the perspective that case management is a needed(More)
This study examined the clinical and demographic correlates of work skills and vocational outcome for persons with psychiatric disabilities. The same clinical, demographic, work skills, and vocational outcome instruments were administered to 275 persons working toward their vocational goals at three psychosocial rehabilitation centers. Data regarding(More)