JENNIFER L ALVIDREZ
Affiliation: University of California
- The relationship between stigma and other treatment concerns and subsequent treatment engagement among black mental health clientsJennifer Alvidrez
University of California San Francisco, Department of Psychiatry, 2727 Mariposa St, San Francisco, CA 94110, USA
Issues Ment Health Nurs 31:257-64. 2010..More work is clearly needed to understand the complex relationship between stigma and help-seeking in black populations and other underserved groups...
- Reduction of state victim compensation disparities in disadvantaged crime victims through active outreach and assistance: a randomized trialJennifer Alvidrez
Department of Psychiatry, University of California, San Francisco, 2727 Mariposa St, Suite 100, San Francisco, CA 94110, USA
Am J Public Health 98:882-8. 2008..We examined whether providing active outreach and assistance to crime victims as part of comprehensive psychosocial services reduced disparities in access to state compensation funds...
- Involving consumers in the development of a psychoeducational booklet about stigma for black mental health clientsJennifer Alvidrez
Department of Psychiatry at the University of California, San Francisco, California 94110, USA
Health Promot Pract 11:249-58. 2010..Results from this project suggest that the strategy of involving consumers is a feasible approach to develop psychoeducational materials that address treatment barriers in underserved populations...
- The experience of stigma among Black mental health consumersJennifer Alvidrez
Department of Psychiatry, University of California, San Francisco, 2727 Mariposa St, Ste 100, San Francisco, CA 94110, USA
J Health Care Poor Underserved 19:874-93. 2008..These consumer perspectives may be valuable to Black individuals who are contemplating seeking mental health treatment...
- Psychoeducation to address stigma in black adults referred for mental health treatment: a randomized pilot studyJennifer Alvidrez
UCSF Department of Psychiatry, University of California, 2727 Mariposa St, Suite 100, San Francisco, CA 94110, USA
Community Ment Health J 45:127-36. 2009..Findings indicate the need to move beyond "customer satisfaction" to evaluate educational interventions, as well as for greater understanding of differential impact of stigma reduction interventions...
- Research issues for improving treatment of U.S. Hispanics with persistent mental disordersWilliam Armando Vega
Department of Psychiatry, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Piscataway, NJ 08854, USA
Psychiatr Serv 58:385-94. 2007....
- Disparities in use of mental health and substance abuse services by persons with co-occurring disordersBarbara E Havassy
Department of Psychiatry, University of California, San Francisco, 401 Parnassus Ave, Box 0984 TRC, San Francisco, CA 94143 0984, USA
Psychiatr Serv 60:217-23. 2009..Individuals with co-occurring mental and substance use disorders require psychiatric and substance abuse treatments. A critical question is whether these individuals are treated for both disorders...
- Overrepresentation of black Americans in psychiatric inpatient careLonnie R Snowden
School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley, 120 Haviland Hall MC 7400, Berkeley, CA 94720 7400, USA
Psychiatr Serv 60:779-85. 2009..S.- and foreign-born Caribbean blacks...
- Effect of racial and ethnic composition of neighborhoods in San Francisco on rates of mental health-related 911 callsEric R Kessell
Department of Psychiatry, University of California, San Francisco, School of Medicine, San Francisco, CA 94110, USA
Psychiatr Serv 60:1376-8. 2009..This study investigated the association between the racial and ethnic residential composition of San Francisco neighborhoods and the rate of mental health-related 911 calls...
- Risk perception and preference for prevention of Alzheimer's diseaseSukyung Chung
Phillip R Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies, University of California, San Francisco, CA 94301, USA
Value Health 12:450-8. 2009....
- Would older medical patients use psychological services?Patricia A Arean
Department of Psychiatry, University of California, San Francisco 94143, USA
Gerontologist 42:392-8. 2002..This study examines older patient preferences for psychological services, including the types of services they would be interested in and who should provide them...
- Characteristics and psychosocial needs of victims of violent crime identified at a public-sector hospital: data from a large clinical trialAlicia Boccellari
Department of Psychiatry, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, CA 94110, USA
Gen Hosp Psychiatry 29:236-43. 2007..This study explores the feasibility of recruiting acutely injured public-sector crime victims into a research protocol and identifies baseline characteristics associated with posttraumatic distress in the enrolled sample (N=541)...
- Outreach, engagement, and practical assistance: essential aspects of PTSD care for urban victims of violent crimeVanessa G Kelly
University of California, San Francisco, CA, USA
Trauma Violence Abuse 11:144-56. 2010..Finally, the article concludes with recommendations for comprehensive hospital-based urban programs in terms of practice, policy, and research...
- Physician willingness to refer older depressed patients for psychotherapyJennifer Alvidrez
Department of Psychiatry, University of California, San Francisco 94115, USA
Int J Psychiatry Med 32:21-35. 2002..The purpose of this study was to assess attitudes toward psychotherapy for late-life depression and to identify predictors of physician willingness to refer older patients to psychotherapy...
- Recruitment and retention of older minorities in mental health services researchPatricia A Arean
Department of Psychiatry, UCSF, San Francisco, CA 94143, USA
Gerontologist 43:36-44. 2003....
- Comparisons of patients with comorbid psychiatric and substance use disorders: implications for treatment and service deliveryBarbara E Havassy
University of California, San Francisco, USA
Am J Psychiatry 161:139-45. 2004..The hypothesis that there are meaningful clinical differences between patients with comorbid mental health disorders and patients in drug treatment was tested...
- The role of provider attitudes in prescribing antidepressants to older adults: leverage points for effective provider educationPatricia A Arean
University of California, San Francisco, Department of Psychiatry, 94143 0984, USA
Int J Psychiatry Med 33:241-56. 2003....
- Severely mentally ill consumers' perspectives on drug useJennifer Alvidrez
Treatment Outcome Research Group, Department of Psychiatry, University of California, San Francisco, California 94143 1316, USA
J Psychoactive Drugs 36:347-55. 2004..These findings have implications for substance abuse treatment for SMI clients, particularly interventions that emphasize education about drug use as a way to increase motivation for treatment...
- Racial distribution of dual-diagnosis clients in public sector mental health and drug treatment settingsJennifer Alvidrez
Department of Psychiatry, University of California, San Francisco, USA
J Health Care Poor Underserved 16:53-62. 2005..The implications of these findings regarding the appropriate treatment for dual-diagnosis blacks and whites in the public sector are discussed...
- Psychoeducation to increase psychotherapy entry for older African AmericansJennifer Alvidrez
UCSF Dept of Psychiatry, Box 0852 TRCR, San Francisco, CA 94143 0852, USA
Am J Geriatr Psychiatry 13:554-61. 2005..This pilot study examined the impact of a brief psychoeducational intervention on treatment entry and attendance for older African American medical patients referred for psychotherapy...
- Adherence to antidepressant medications in black and Latino elderly patientsLiat Ayalon
Univ of California, San Francisco, 401 Parnassus Ave, CPT, San Francisco, CA 94143, USA
Am J Geriatr Psychiatry 13:572-80. 2005..The purpose of this pilot study was to identify ethnic group differences in nonadherence and to determine predictors of nonadherence to antidepressant medications in older minority-group members...
- Clinical characteristics and service utilization patterns of clients with schizophrenia-spectrum disorders in public residential detoxification settingsJennifer Alvidrez
Department of Psychiatry, University of California, San Francisco, CA 94143 0852 TRCR, USA
Community Ment Health J 42:131-42. 2006..Findings indicate that detoxification programs may be important settings in which to identify clients with schizophrenia who have unmet mental health treatment needs...
- Mental health provider perspectives on co-occurring substance use among severely mentally ill clientsAmy A Mericle
Department of Psychiatry, School of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, USA
J Psychoactive Drugs 39:173-81. 2007..Not doing so limits what providers can do for SMI clients and could reduce the effect of larger system-level improvements...