Karen J Cusack

Summary

Affiliation: University of North Carolina
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Perceived coercion among jail diversion participants in a multisite study
    Karen J Cusack
    Department of Psychiatry and Cecil G Sheps Center for Health Services Research, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 356 Medical School Wing C, CB 7160, Chapel Hill, NC 27599, USA
    Psychiatr Serv 61:911-6. 2010
  2. pmc Criminal justice involvement, behavioral health service use, and costs of forensic assertive community treatment: a randomized trial
    Karen J Cusack
    Department of Psychiatry and Cecil G Sheps Center for Health Services Research, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC, USA
    Community Ment Health J 46:356-63. 2010
  3. pmc Targeting trauma-related interventions and improving outcomes for women with co-occurring disorders
    Karen J Cusack
    Cecil G Sheps Center for Health Services Research, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC 27599 7590, USA
    Adm Policy Ment Health 35:147-58. 2008
  4. ncbi request reprint An update on the South Carolina trauma initiative
    Karen J Cusack
    Cecil G Sheps Center for Health Services Research, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, 725 Airport Rd, CB 7590, Chapel Hill, NC 27599, USA
    Psychiatr Serv 58:708-10. 2007
  5. ncbi request reprint Are there racial differences in the experience of harmful or traumatic events within psychiatric settings?
    Karen J Cusack
    Cecil G Sheps Center for Health Services Research, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, CB 7590, 725 Martin Luther King, Chapel Hill, NC 27599 7590, USA
    Psychiatr Q 78:101-15. 2007
  6. ncbi request reprint Unrecognized trauma and PTSD among public mental health consumers with chronic and severe mental illness
    Karen J Cusack
    Cecil G Sheps Center for Health Services Research, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 725 Martin Luther King, Chapel Hill, NC 27599 7590, USA
    Community Ment Health J 42:487-500. 2006
  7. pmc How many forensic assertive community treatment teams do we need?
    Gary S Cuddeback
    Cecil G Sheps Center for Health Services Research and the School of Social Work, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 725 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, CB 7590, Chapel Hill, NC 27599, USA
    Psychiatr Serv 59:205-8. 2008
  8. ncbi request reprint Clinicians' perspectives on cognitive-behavioral treatment for PTSD among persons with severe mental illness
    B Christopher Frueh
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Medical University of South Carolina, 67 President Street, P O Box 250861, Charleston, South Carolina 29425, USA
    Psychiatr Serv 57:1027-31. 2006
  9. ncbi request reprint Consumers' perceptions of negative experiences and "sanctuary harm" in psychiatric settings
    Cynthia S Robins
    Westat, Rockville, MD, USA
    Psychiatr Serv 56:1134-8. 2005
  10. ncbi request reprint Screening for PTSD in public-sector mental health settings: the diagnostic utility of the PTSD checklist
    Anouk L Grubaugh
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Medical University of South Carolina, and the Ralph H Johnson Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Charleston, South Carolina 29425, USA
    Depress Anxiety 24:124-9. 2007

Research Grants

Detail Information

Publications15

  1. pmc Perceived coercion among jail diversion participants in a multisite study
    Karen J Cusack
    Department of Psychiatry and Cecil G Sheps Center for Health Services Research, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 356 Medical School Wing C, CB 7160, Chapel Hill, NC 27599, USA
    Psychiatr Serv 61:911-6. 2010
    ..This study addressed perceived coercion among participants in postbooking jail diversion programs in a multisite study and examined characteristics associated with the perception of coercion...
  2. pmc Criminal justice involvement, behavioral health service use, and costs of forensic assertive community treatment: a randomized trial
    Karen J Cusack
    Department of Psychiatry and Cecil G Sheps Center for Health Services Research, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC, USA
    Community Ment Health J 46:356-63. 2010
    ..The findings for the 24 month period followed the same pattern. These findings provide additional support for the idea that providing appropriate behavioral health services can reduce criminal justice involvement...
  3. pmc Targeting trauma-related interventions and improving outcomes for women with co-occurring disorders
    Karen J Cusack
    Cecil G Sheps Center for Health Services Research, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC 27599 7590, USA
    Adm Policy Ment Health 35:147-58. 2008
    ..These findings underscore the need for clinicians to conduct careful assessments of trauma-related symptoms and to target the most intensive trauma-related interventions to individuals with PTSD symptoms...
  4. ncbi request reprint An update on the South Carolina trauma initiative
    Karen J Cusack
    Cecil G Sheps Center for Health Services Research, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, 725 Airport Rd, CB 7590, Chapel Hill, NC 27599, USA
    Psychiatr Serv 58:708-10. 2007
    ..In the brief report presented here, the authors describe the past seven years in terms of obstacles encountered, progress, and future directions of this initiative in the hope of providing information and guidance to other state systems...
  5. ncbi request reprint Are there racial differences in the experience of harmful or traumatic events within psychiatric settings?
    Karen J Cusack
    Cecil G Sheps Center for Health Services Research, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, CB 7590, 725 Martin Luther King, Chapel Hill, NC 27599 7590, USA
    Psychiatr Q 78:101-15. 2007
    ..These racial differences merit further attention to better understand their meaning and to improve mental health services provided to both African-Americans and Caucasian public-sector psychiatric patients...
  6. ncbi request reprint Unrecognized trauma and PTSD among public mental health consumers with chronic and severe mental illness
    Karen J Cusack
    Cecil G Sheps Center for Health Services Research, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 725 Martin Luther King, Chapel Hill, NC 27599 7590, USA
    Community Ment Health J 42:487-500. 2006
    ..Results suggest that trauma and PTSD are significantly overlooked in the public mental health system. Improved recognition of trauma and PTSD are needed in order to provide meaningful services to this highly vulnerable population...
  7. pmc How many forensic assertive community treatment teams do we need?
    Gary S Cuddeback
    Cecil G Sheps Center for Health Services Research and the School of Social Work, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 725 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, CB 7590, Chapel Hill, NC 27599, USA
    Psychiatr Serv 59:205-8. 2008
    ..05% of their adult populations. Developing standardized eligibility criteria for FACT is an important first step toward developing its evidence base...
  8. ncbi request reprint Clinicians' perspectives on cognitive-behavioral treatment for PTSD among persons with severe mental illness
    B Christopher Frueh
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Medical University of South Carolina, 67 President Street, P O Box 250861, Charleston, South Carolina 29425, USA
    Psychiatr Serv 57:1027-31. 2006
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  9. ncbi request reprint Consumers' perceptions of negative experiences and "sanctuary harm" in psychiatric settings
    Cynthia S Robins
    Westat, Rockville, MD, USA
    Psychiatr Serv 56:1134-8. 2005
    ..This study explores consumers' perceptions of such harmful inpatient experiences, events that the authors place under the rubric of "sanctuary harm."..
  10. ncbi request reprint Screening for PTSD in public-sector mental health settings: the diagnostic utility of the PTSD checklist
    Anouk L Grubaugh
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Medical University of South Carolina, and the Ralph H Johnson Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Charleston, South Carolina 29425, USA
    Depress Anxiety 24:124-9. 2007
    ..Such data are critical to ensuring that public-sector mental health patients with trauma-related difficulties are identified and referred for appropriate services...
  11. ncbi request reprint Patients' reports of traumatic or harmful experiences within the psychiatric setting
    B Christopher Frueh
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, 29425, USA
    Psychiatr Serv 56:1123-33. 2005
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  12. ncbi request reprint Trauma history screening in a community mental health center
    Karen J Cusack
    South Carolina Department of Mental Health, Charleston, South Carolina 29403, USA
    Psychiatr Serv 55:157-62. 2004
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  13. ncbi request reprint Trauma within the psychiatric setting: a preliminary empirical report
    Karen J Cusack
    South Carolina Department of Mental Health, USA
    Adm Policy Ment Health 30:453-60. 2003
  14. ncbi request reprint The need for trauma assessment and related clinical services in a state-funded mental health system
    B Christopher Frueh
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, USA
    Community Ment Health J 38:351-6. 2002
    ..Implications and future directions are addressed, including the current trauma initiatives of many state-funded systems...
  15. ncbi request reprint Cognitive-behavioral treatment for PTSD among people with severe mental illness: a proposed treatment model
    B Christopher Frueh
    Medical University of South Carolina and Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Charleston 29401 5799, USA
    J Psychiatr Pract 10:26-38. 2004
    ..Special considerations for public-sector consumers with PTSD and SMI are addressed, as are directions for future research...

Research Grants2

  1. PTSD and Dual Disorders at the Interface of the MH and CJ Systems
    KAREN CUSACK; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..These training and research experiences will provide the necessary foundation for career success as an independent investigator exploring PTSD and dual disorders at the interface of the mental health and criminal justice systems. ..