Rob Whitley

Summary

Affiliation: McGill University
Country: Canada

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Stigma, agency and recovery amongst people with severe mental illness
    Rob Whitley
    Department of Psychiatry, Douglas Mental Health University Institute, McGill University, 6875 La Salle Blvd, Montreal, Quebec, Canada H2X 2K8 Dartmouth Psychiatric Research Center, 85 Mechanic Street, Lebanon, NH 03766, USA Electronic address
    Soc Sci Med 107:1-8. 2014
  2. doi request reprint Analyzing media representations of mental illness: lessons learnt from a national project
    Rob Whitley
    Department of Psychiatry, Douglas Mental Health University Institute, McGill University, Verdun Quebec, Canada
    J Ment Health 22:246-53. 2013
  3. ncbi request reprint Trends in newspaper coverage of mental illness in Canada: 2005-2010
    Rob Whitley
    Department of Psychiatry, Douglas Mental Health University Institute, McGill University, Verdun, Quebec, Canada
    Can J Psychiatry 58:107-12. 2013
  4. doi request reprint The antipsychiatry movement: dead, diminishing, or developing?
    Rob Whitley
    Douglas Mental Health University Institute, McGill University, 6875 LaSalle Blvd, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Psychiatr Serv 63:1039-41. 2012
  5. doi request reprint Recovery centers for people with severe mental illness: a survey of programs
    Rob Whitley
    Douglas Mental Health University Institute, Division of Social and Transcultural Psychiatry, McGill University, 6875 LaSalle Blvd, Montreal, QC, H4H 1R3, Canada
    Community Ment Health J 48:547-56. 2012
  6. doi request reprint Religious competence as cultural competence
    Rob Whitley
    Douglas Mental Health University Institute, McGill University, Montreal, QC, Canada
    Transcult Psychiatry 49:245-60. 2012
  7. doi request reprint "Thank you God": religion and recovery from dual diagnosis among low-income African Americans
    Rob Whitley
    McGill University, Montreal, Canada
    Transcult Psychiatry 49:87-104. 2012
  8. doi request reprint Best practices: recovery centers for people with a mental illness: an emerging best practice?
    Rob Whitley
    Douglas Mental Health University Institute, McGill University, Perry Pavilion E 3108, 6875 LaSalle Blvd, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Psychiatr Serv 63:10-2. 2012
  9. doi request reprint Social defeat or social resistance? Reaction to fear of crime and violence among people with severe mental illness living in urban 'recovery communities'
    Rob Whitley
    Douglas Mental Health University Institute, McGill University, Perry Pavilion E 3108, 6875 LaSalle Blvd, Montreal, QC H4H 1R3, Canada
    Cult Med Psychiatry 35:519-35. 2011
  10. ncbi request reprint Evidence-based medicine: opportunities and challenges in a diverse society
    Rob Whitley
    Douglas Mental Health University Institute, Division of Social and Transcultural Psychiatry, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Can J Psychiatry 56:514-22. 2011

Detail Information

Publications41

  1. doi request reprint Stigma, agency and recovery amongst people with severe mental illness
    Rob Whitley
    Department of Psychiatry, Douglas Mental Health University Institute, McGill University, 6875 La Salle Blvd, Montreal, Quebec, Canada H2X 2K8 Dartmouth Psychiatric Research Center, 85 Mechanic Street, Lebanon, NH 03766, USA Electronic address
    Soc Sci Med 107:1-8. 2014
    ..This fostered participants' ability to face and embrace the outside world with confidence, pride and dignity. ..
  2. doi request reprint Analyzing media representations of mental illness: lessons learnt from a national project
    Rob Whitley
    Department of Psychiatry, Douglas Mental Health University Institute, McGill University, Verdun Quebec, Canada
    J Ment Health 22:246-53. 2013
    ..Assessing media representations of people with mental illness is vitally important, given that research suggests that the media exerts a strong, often negative, influence on public attitudes...
  3. ncbi request reprint Trends in newspaper coverage of mental illness in Canada: 2005-2010
    Rob Whitley
    Department of Psychiatry, Douglas Mental Health University Institute, McGill University, Verdun, Quebec, Canada
    Can J Psychiatry 58:107-12. 2013
    ..We assessed the broad content of articles relating to mental illness in major Canadian newspapers over a 6-year period. We also sought to assess if such content has changed over time...
  4. doi request reprint The antipsychiatry movement: dead, diminishing, or developing?
    Rob Whitley
    Douglas Mental Health University Institute, McGill University, 6875 LaSalle Blvd, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Psychiatr Serv 63:1039-41. 2012
    ..This critique may intensify, given the likely media and public interest surrounding the upcoming release of DSM-5...
  5. doi request reprint Recovery centers for people with severe mental illness: a survey of programs
    Rob Whitley
    Douglas Mental Health University Institute, Division of Social and Transcultural Psychiatry, McGill University, 6875 LaSalle Blvd, Montreal, QC, H4H 1R3, Canada
    Community Ment Health J 48:547-56. 2012
    ..We discuss some of the advantages and disadvantages of recovery centers, especially important given wider policy commitment to recovery, detailing the importance of future research and evaluation...
  6. doi request reprint Religious competence as cultural competence
    Rob Whitley
    Douglas Mental Health University Institute, McGill University, Montreal, QC, Canada
    Transcult Psychiatry 49:245-60. 2012
    ..I suggest ways in which this can be achieved. Attention to religion can aid in the development of culturally competent and accessible services, which in turn, may increase engagement and service satisfaction among religious populations...
  7. doi request reprint "Thank you God": religion and recovery from dual diagnosis among low-income African Americans
    Rob Whitley
    McGill University, Montreal, Canada
    Transcult Psychiatry 49:87-104. 2012
    ..Psychiatric services serving an African American clientele with lived experience of dual diagnosis may increase effectiveness by better harnessing client religiosity to assist recovery...
  8. doi request reprint Best practices: recovery centers for people with a mental illness: an emerging best practice?
    Rob Whitley
    Douglas Mental Health University Institute, McGill University, Perry Pavilion E 3108, 6875 LaSalle Blvd, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Psychiatr Serv 63:10-2. 2012
    ..Because they offer a feasible and popular means to help individuals with mental illness acquire skills, recovery centers may be an emerging best practice. Further research is necessary to test their efficacy...
  9. doi request reprint Social defeat or social resistance? Reaction to fear of crime and violence among people with severe mental illness living in urban 'recovery communities'
    Rob Whitley
    Douglas Mental Health University Institute, McGill University, Perry Pavilion E 3108, 6875 LaSalle Blvd, Montreal, QC H4H 1R3, Canada
    Cult Med Psychiatry 35:519-35. 2011
    ..An influential factor fostering such resistance is the "recovery community' itself, which creates secure and reliable housing within a micro-community in which participants could thrive...
  10. ncbi request reprint Evidence-based medicine: opportunities and challenges in a diverse society
    Rob Whitley
    Douglas Mental Health University Institute, Division of Social and Transcultural Psychiatry, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Can J Psychiatry 56:514-22. 2011
    ..These include a need for more effectiveness research, more openness to diverse sources of knowledge, better integration of idiographic and nomothetic knowledge, and a critical approach to extrapolation and transfer of knowledge...
  11. doi request reprint Recovery: a dimensional approach
    Rob Whitley
    Douglas University Mental Health Institute, McGill University, 6875 LaSalle Blvd, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Psychiatr Serv 61:1248-50. 2010
    ..The model also identifies lay, professional, and systemic resources that promote each recovery dimension...
  12. ncbi request reprint Exploring the ethnic density effect: a qualitative study of a London electoral ward
    Rob Whitley
    Department of Psychiatry, Dartmouth Medical School, NH Dartmouth Psychiatric Research Center, Lebanon, 03766, USA
    Int J Soc Psychiatry 52:376-91. 2006
    ..Most previous studies of the ethnic density effect have been quantitative in design, and thus have only been able to speculate on some of the underlying mechanisms explaining this phenomenon...
  13. doi request reprint Safety and security in small-scale recovery housing for people with severe mental illness: an inner-city case study
    Rob Whitley
    Department of Psychiatry, Dartmouth Psychiatric Research Center, 2 Whipple Pl, Suite 202, Lebanon, NH 03766, USA
    Psychiatr Serv 59:165-9. 2008
    ..The authors examined the lived experience of residents with severe mental illness in a small-scale recovery-housing building in the inner city. They attempting to identify and understand factors that influenced adjustment and stability...
  14. ncbi request reprint Perceived stigmatisation of young mothers: an exploratory study of psychological and social experience
    Rob Whitley
    Dartmouth Psychiatric Research Center, Dartmouth Medical School, 2 Whipple Place, Lebanon, NH 03766, USA
    Soc Sci Med 66:339-48. 2008
    ..We conclude by theorising that Anglophone Euro-Canadian mothers in their early 20s may now be experiencing aspects of social exclusion traditionally associated with 'teenage mothers.' This may have a deleterious effect on health...
  15. ncbi request reprint Can urban regeneration programmes assist coping and recovery for people with mental illness? Suggestions from a qualitative case study
    Rob Whitley
    New Hampshire Dartmouth Psychiatric Research Center, 2 Whipple Place, Suite 202, Lebanon, NH 03766, USA
    Health Promot Int 21:19-26. 2006
    ..Further ethnographic and epidemiological research is necessary to explore these two factors...
  16. ncbi request reprint Is there a link between rates of common mental disorder and deficits in social capital in Gospel Oak, London? Results from a qualitative study
    Rob Whitley
    Division of Social and Transcultural Psychiatry, Department of Psychiatry, McGill University, 1033 Pine Avenue West, Montreal, QC, Canada H3A 1A1
    Health Place 11:237-48. 2005
    ..The results do not support the hypothesis that rates of common mental disorder in Gospel Oak are linked to deficits in social capital. Compositional factors may be more important in accounting for these rates...
  17. doi request reprint The sustainability of evidence-based practices in routine mental health agencies
    Karin Swain
    Dartmouth Psychiatric Research Center, 2 Whipple Place, Lebanon, NH 03766, USA
    Community Ment Health J 46:119-29. 2010
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  18. doi request reprint Reducing disparities in mental health care: suggestions from the Dartmouth-Howard collaboration
    Elizabeth Carpenter-Song
    Dartmouth Psychiatric Research Center, 2 Whipple Place, Lebanon, NH 03766, USA
    Community Ment Health J 47:1-13. 2011
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  19. pmc Thinking inside the bubble: evidence for a new contextual unit in urban mental health
    Rob Whitley
    Division of Social and Trans cultural Psychiatry, Department of Psychiatry, McGill University, 1033 Pine Avenue West, Montreal, Quebec, Canada H3A 1A1
    J Epidemiol Community Health 59:893-7. 2005
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  20. ncbi request reprint Fear of crime, mobility and mental health in inner-city London, UK
    Rob Whitley
    Division of Social and Transcultural Psychiatry, Department of Psychiatry, McGill University, 1033 Pine Avenue West, Montreal, Que, Canada H3A 1A1
    Soc Sci Med 61:1678-88. 2005
    ..We suggest that experience of time-space inequalities may be damaging to mental health and that interventions which lessen them may help prevent, ameliorate or shorten episodes of mental illness...
  21. doi request reprint The Thresholds-Dartmouth partnership and research on shared decision making
    Robert E Drake
    Dartmouth Psychiatric Research Center, 2 Whipple Pl, Suite 202, Lebanon, NH 03766, USA
    Psychiatr Serv 60:142-4. 2009
    ..This joint project incorporates modern information technology, decision science, cultural competence, stakeholder collaboration, outcomes research, and training. The partnership itself provides an exemplar of shared decision making...
  22. doi request reprint Refuge or rehabilitation? Assessing the development of a women's empowerment center for people with severe mental illness
    Rob Whitley
    Dartmouth Psychiatric Research Center, Lebanon, NH 03766, USA
    Community Ment Health J 44:253-60. 2008
    ..Analysis suggested three emerging challenges (i) concern regarding unmet practical and physical needs (ii) the struggle to establish internal rules and corrective mechanisms (iii) frustration regarding differential participation...
  23. doi request reprint First person accounts of long-term employment activity among people with dual diagnosis
    David C Strickler
    Dartmouth Psychiatric Research Center, Lebanon, NH 03766, USA
    Psychiatr Rehabil J 32:261-8. 2009
    ..The purpose of this study is to elicit and examine first person accounts of work activity over a 16-year period from people with dual diagnosis, who were not selected for employment readiness or vocational interests...
  24. doi request reprint The psychiatric rehabilitation of African Americans with severe mental illness
    Rob Whitley
    Department of Psychiatry, Dartmouth Psychiatric Research Center, 2 Whipple Pl, Suite 202, Lebanon, NH 03766, USA
    Psychiatr Serv 61:508-11. 2010
    ..These need appropriate research and action to enhance the psychiatric rehabilitation of African Americans. Potential solutions to overcome barriers raised within these domains are suggested...
  25. ncbi request reprint Long-term employment trajectories among participants with severe mental illness in supported employment
    Deborah Becker
    Department of Community and Family Medicine, Dartmouth Medical School, 2 Whipple Pl, Suite 202, Lebanon, NH 03766, USA
    Psychiatr Serv 58:922-8. 2007
    ..This exploratory study presents eight- to 12-year employment trajectories among adults with psychiatric disabilities who participated in supported employment...
  26. doi request reprint Mastery of mothering skills and satisfaction with associated health services: an ethnocultural comparison
    Rob Whitley
    Dartmouth Psychiatric Research Center, 2 Whipple Place, Suite 202, Lebanon, NH 03766, USA
    Cult Med Psychiatry 33:343-65. 2009
    ..These were considered sources of 'authoritative knowledge' in this group. This group expressed less dissatisfaction with health services, as they did not need, or expect, these services to redress skill deficits...
  27. doi request reprint Implementing the illness management and recovery program in community mental health settings: facilitators and barriers
    Rob Whitley
    Department of Psychiatry, Dartmouth Psychiatric Research Center, 2 Whipple Pl, Suite 202, Lebanon, NH 03766, USA
    Psychiatr Serv 60:202-9. 2009
    ..This study aimed to examine which factors promote or hinder successful implementation of illness management and recovery in these settings...
  28. doi request reprint The implications of race and ethnicity for shared decision-making
    Rob Whitley
    Dartmouth Psychiatric Research Center, Lebanon, NH 03766, USA
    Psychiatr Rehabil J 32:227-30. 2009
    ..It places a strong emphasis on the therapeutic alliance, empowering patients to play an active role in their own care...
  29. ncbi request reprint Qualitative research in psychiatry
    Rob Whitley
    Department of Psychiatry, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec
    Can J Psychiatry 50:108-14. 2005
    ..The paper concludes by arguing that qualitative methods may be an increasingly appropriate methodology to answer some of the demanding research questions being posed in 21st century psychiatry...
  30. ncbi request reprint Social capital and psychiatry: review of the literature
    Rob Whitley
    Division of Social and Trans cultural Psychiatry, Department of Psychiatry, McGill University, Montreal, PQ, Canada H3A 1A1
    Harv Rev Psychiatry 13:71-84. 2005
    ..Despite all this promise, however, there is a lack of strong evidence supporting the hypothesis that social capital protects mental health...
  31. ncbi request reprint Cultural competence, evidence-based medicine, and evidence-based practices
    Rob Whitley
    Department of Psychiatry, Dartmouth Psychiatric Research Center, Lebanon, NH 03766, USA
    Psychiatr Serv 58:1588-90. 2007
    ..Such action would help bring to fruition a shared aim of both discourses-more humane, just, and effective patient-centered care...
  32. ncbi request reprint Fidelity outcomes in the National Implementing Evidence-Based Practices Project
    Gregory J McHugo
    Department of Psychiatry, Dartmouth Medical School, Lebanon, NH, USA
    Psychiatr Serv 58:1279-84. 2007
    ..This article presents fidelity outcomes for five evidence-based practices that were implemented in routine public mental health settings in the National Implementing Evidence-Based Practices Project...
  33. ncbi request reprint Open papers, open minds? Media representations of psychiatric de-institutionalization in Jamaica
    Rob Whitley
    Dartmouth Medical School, Lebanon, NH 03766, USA
    Transcult Psychiatry 44:659-71. 2007
    ..Our results are contrary to most studies in high-income countries indicating negative media portrayals of mental illness and the mentally ill...
  34. doi request reprint Supported employment specialist strategies to assist clients with severe mental illness and criminal justice issues
    Rob Whitley
    Department of Psychiatry, Dartmouth Psychiatric Research Center, 2 Whipple Pl, Suite 202, Lebanon, NH 03766, USA
    Psychiatr Serv 60:1637-41. 2009
    ..The aim of this study was to document and analyze common strategies used by supported employment specialists to overcome criminal justice issues among clients with severe mental illness...
  35. doi request reprint Spiritual reconfigurations of self after a myocardial infarction: Influence of culture and place
    Danielle Groleau
    Division of Social and Transcultural Psychiatry, McGill University, Montreal, Que, Canada
    Health Place 16:853-60. 2010
    ..Results illustrate how place and culture interact to shape illness experience and recovery trajectories after a life-threatening health event...
  36. doi request reprint Atheism and mental health
    Rob Whitley
    Dartmouth Psychiatric Research Center, Lebanon, NH 03766, USA
    Harv Rev Psychiatry 18:190-4. 2010
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  37. doi request reprint Desirable characteristics and competencies of supported employment specialists: an empirically-grounded framework
    Rob Whitley
    Dartmouth Psychiatric Research Center, 2 Whipple Place, Lebanon, NH 03766, USA
    Adm Policy Ment Health 37:509-19. 2010
    ..Content analysis suggested the importance of eight factors: (1) initiative; (2) outreach; (3) persistence; (4) hardiness; (5) empathy; (6) passion; (7) team orientation (8) professionalism...
  38. pmc Learning what matters for patients: qualitative evaluation of a health promotion program for those with serious mental illness
    Brian Shiner
    Department of Psychiatry, Dartmouth Medical School, Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, One Medical Center Drive, Lebanon, NH 03766, USA
    Health Promot Int 23:275-82. 2008
    ..Health-promotion programs that target these areas may have better success in achieving health benefits for persons with SMI...
  39. doi request reprint Postmodernity and mental health
    Rob Whitley
    Dartmouth Psychiatric Research Center, Lebanon, NH 03766, USA
    Harv Rev Psychiatry 16:352-64. 2008
    ..Further integration of these themes into research may give a fresh perspective on important issues pertinent to contemporary psychiatry...
  40. ncbi request reprint Are inner-cities bad for your health? Comparisons of residents' and third parties' perceptions of the urban neighbourhood of Gospel Oak, London
    Rob Whitley
    Department of Psychiatry, McGill University, Montreal, Canada
    Sociol Health Illn 27:44-67. 2005
    ..Finally, we warn against making assumptions of collective social and physical pathology in urban neighbourhoods, urging a more critical approach to the study of the inner-city in the health sciences...
  41. ncbi request reprint The role of Afro-Canadian status in police or ambulance referral to emergency psychiatric services
    G Eric Jarvis
    Jewish General Hospital, 4333 Cote Street, Catherine Road, Montreal, Quebec, Canada H3T 1E4
    Psychiatr Serv 56:705-10. 2005
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