Amy C Watson

Summary

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Police responses to persons with mental illness: does the label matter?
    Amy C Watson
    Northwestern University, Evanston, IL, USA
    J Am Acad Psychiatry Law 32:378-85. 2004
  2. pmc CIT in context: the impact of mental health resource availability and district saturation on call dispositions
    Amy C Watson
    Jane Addams College of Social Work, University of Illinois at Chicago, 1040 W Harrison Street, MC 309, Chicago, IL 60607, United States
    Int J Law Psychiatry 34:287-94. 2011
  3. doi request reprint Outcomes of police contacts with persons with mental illness: the impact of CIT
    Amy C Watson
    Jane Addams College of Social Work, University of Illinois at Chicago, 1040 W Harrison Street, Chicago, IL 60607, USA
    Adm Policy Ment Health 37:302-17. 2010
  4. ncbi request reprint Applying procedural justice theory to law enforcement's response to persons with mental illness
    Amy C Watson
    Jane Adams College of Social Work, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL 60607, USA
    Psychiatr Serv 58:787-93. 2007
  5. ncbi request reprint Changing middle schoolers' attitudes about mental illness through education
    Amy C Watson
    Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation at Evanston Northwestern Healthcare, 1033 University Place, Suite 450, Evanston, IL 60201, USA
    Schizophr Bull 30:563-72. 2004
  6. pmc Intervening at the entry point: differences in how CIT trained and non-CIT trained officers describe responding to mental health-related calls
    Kelli E Canada
    University of Chicago, 1641 N Humboldt Blvd Suite 3F, Chicago, IL 60647, USA
    Community Ment Health J 48:746-55. 2012
  7. pmc Improving police response to persons with mental illness: a multi-level conceptualization of CIT
    Amy C Watson
    Jane Addams College of Social Work, University of Illinois at Chicago, 1040 W Harrison Street, MC 309, Chicago, IL 60607, USA
    Int J Law Psychiatry 31:359-68. 2008
  8. doi request reprint Defying negative expectations: dimensions of fair and respectful treatment by police officers as perceived by people with mental illness
    Amy C Watson
    Jane Addams College of Social Work, University of Illinois at Chicago, 1040W Harrison Street, MC 309, Chicago, IL 60607, USA
    Adm Policy Ment Health 35:449-57. 2008
  9. ncbi request reprint Solutions to discrimination in work and housing identified by people with mental illness
    Patrick W Corrigan
    Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, Illinois, USA
    J Nerv Ment Dis 194:716-8. 2006
  10. ncbi request reprint The stigma of psychiatric disorders and the gender, ethnicity, and education of the perceiver
    Patrick W Corrigan
    Joint Research Programs in Psychiatric Rehabilitation at Illinois Institute of Technology, 3424 S State Street, Chicago, IL 60616, USA
    Community Ment Health J 43:439-58. 2007

Detail Information

Publications32

  1. ncbi request reprint Police responses to persons with mental illness: does the label matter?
    Amy C Watson
    Northwestern University, Evanston, IL, USA
    J Am Acad Psychiatry Law 32:378-85. 2004
    ..The effects of officer characteristics and perceptions of the subject on responses to the vignettes were also examined. Findings suggest several directions for training and future research...
  2. pmc CIT in context: the impact of mental health resource availability and district saturation on call dispositions
    Amy C Watson
    Jane Addams College of Social Work, University of Illinois at Chicago, 1040 W Harrison Street, MC 309, Chicago, IL 60607, United States
    Int J Law Psychiatry 34:287-94. 2011
    ..In districts with low service availability, higher CIT saturation increased direction to mental services. The opposite pattern emerged for contact only or informal call resolution. No effects were found for arrest as a call outcome...
  3. doi request reprint Outcomes of police contacts with persons with mental illness: the impact of CIT
    Amy C Watson
    Jane Addams College of Social Work, University of Illinois at Chicago, 1040 W Harrison Street, Chicago, IL 60607, USA
    Adm Policy Ment Health 37:302-17. 2010
    ..Additional moderators of the CIT effect on call outcomes include level of resistance and the presence of a weapon. Findings from this study have important implications for policy, practice and future research...
  4. ncbi request reprint Applying procedural justice theory to law enforcement's response to persons with mental illness
    Amy C Watson
    Jane Adams College of Social Work, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL 60607, USA
    Psychiatr Serv 58:787-93. 2007
    ..Its application to encounters between police and persons with mental illness is discussed. Implications and cautions for efforts to improve police response to persons with mental illness and future research also are examined...
  5. ncbi request reprint Changing middle schoolers' attitudes about mental illness through education
    Amy C Watson
    Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation at Evanston Northwestern Healthcare, 1033 University Place, Suite 450, Evanston, IL 60201, USA
    Schizophr Bull 30:563-72. 2004
    ..These findings suggest that a brief educational program can be an effective intervention to increase knowledge and improve attitudes about mental illness...
  6. pmc Intervening at the entry point: differences in how CIT trained and non-CIT trained officers describe responding to mental health-related calls
    Kelli E Canada
    University of Chicago, 1641 N Humboldt Blvd Suite 3F, Chicago, IL 60647, USA
    Community Ment Health J 48:746-55. 2012
    ..CIT officers described a broader understanding of exhibited behaviors and considered more options when deciding the outcomes of calls. Implications and directions for future research are discussed...
  7. pmc Improving police response to persons with mental illness: a multi-level conceptualization of CIT
    Amy C Watson
    Jane Addams College of Social Work, University of Illinois at Chicago, 1040 W Harrison Street, MC 309, Chicago, IL 60607, USA
    Int J Law Psychiatry 31:359-68. 2008
    ..By moving our conceptualizations and research in this area to new levels of specificity, we may contribute more to effectiveness research on these interventions...
  8. doi request reprint Defying negative expectations: dimensions of fair and respectful treatment by police officers as perceived by people with mental illness
    Amy C Watson
    Jane Addams College of Social Work, University of Illinois at Chicago, 1040W Harrison Street, MC 309, Chicago, IL 60607, USA
    Adm Policy Ment Health 35:449-57. 2008
    ..First, they feel vulnerable and fearful of police, and second, the way police treated them mattered. Findings elaborate on dimensions of procedural justice theory and are informative for police practice and mental health services...
  9. ncbi request reprint Solutions to discrimination in work and housing identified by people with mental illness
    Patrick W Corrigan
    Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, Illinois, USA
    J Nerv Ment Dis 194:716-8. 2006
    ..Insight was significantly associated with number of endorsed solutions, while the interaction between insight and empowerment described a nonsignificant trend. Implications of these findings for stigma change are discussed...
  10. ncbi request reprint The stigma of psychiatric disorders and the gender, ethnicity, and education of the perceiver
    Patrick W Corrigan
    Joint Research Programs in Psychiatric Rehabilitation at Illinois Institute of Technology, 3424 S State Street, Chicago, IL 60616, USA
    Community Ment Health J 43:439-58. 2007
    ..Implications of these findings for better understanding the stigma of mental illness, and the development of anti-stigma programs, are reviewed...
  11. ncbi request reprint Structural stigma in state legislation
    Patrick W Corrigan
    Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation at Evanston Northwestern Healthcare, 1033 University Place, Suite 440, Evanston, IL 60201, USA
    Psychiatr Serv 56:557-63. 2005
    ..This article discusses examples of structural stigma that results from state governments' enactment of laws that diminish the opportunities of people with mental illness...
  12. ncbi request reprint Will filmed presentations of education and contact diminish mental illness stigma?
    Patrick W Corrigan
    Institute of Psychology, Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, IL 60616, USA
    Community Ment Health J 43:171-81. 2007
    ..Contact effects were evident at post-test and 1 week follow-up. Implications of these findings for future research are discussed...
  13. ncbi request reprint Structural levels of mental illness stigma and discrimination
    Patrick W Corrigan
    Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation at Evanston Northwestern Healthcare, 1033 University Place, Suite 450, Evanston IL 60201, USA
    Schizophr Bull 30:481-91. 2004
    ..Then we discuss the implications of structural models for advancing our understanding of mental illness stigma, including the methodological challenges posed by this paradigm...
  14. ncbi request reprint Newspaper stories as measures of structural stigma
    Patrick W Corrigan
    Evanston Northwestern Healthcare, 1033 University Place, Evanston, IL 60201, USA
    Psychiatr Serv 56:551-6. 2005
    ..This study examined current trends in the news media on reporting topics of mental illness...
  15. pmc Self-stigma in people with mental illness
    Amy C Watson
    Jane Addams College of Social Work, University of Illinois at Chicago, IL 60607, USA
    Schizophr Bull 33:1312-8. 2007
    ..Findings provide partial support for the proposed mediational processes and point to GI, PL, and stereotype agreement as areas to be considered for intervention...
  16. ncbi request reprint Blame, shame, and contamination: the impact of mental illness and drug dependence stigma on family members
    Patrick W Corrigan
    Institute of Psychology, Illinois Institute of Technology, 3424 South Slate Street, Chicago, IL 60616, USA
    J Fam Psychol 20:239-46. 2006
    ..Family stigma related to drug dependence, however, is worse than for other health conditions, with family members being blamed for both the onset and offset of a relative's disorder and likely to be socially shunned...
  17. pmc Self-stigma of mental illness scale--short form: reliability and validity
    Patrick W Corrigan
    Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, IL, USA
    Psychiatry Res 199:65-9. 2012
    ..Future research with the SSMIS-SF should evaluate its sensitivity to change and its stability through test-rest reliability...
  18. ncbi request reprint Adolescent attitudes toward serious mental illness
    Amy C Watson
    Evanston Northwestern Healthcare, Evanston, Illinois, USA
    J Nerv Ment Dis 193:769-72. 2005
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  19. ncbi request reprint At issue: Stop the stigma: call mental illness a brain disease
    Patrick W Corrigan
    Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation at Evanston Northwestern Healthcare, 1033 University Place, Suite 450, Evanston, IL 60201, USA
    Schizophr Bull 30:477-9. 2004
    ..We propose a balanced approach that combats the various myths about mental illness with factual information...
  20. pmc Examining the meaning attached to mental illness and mental health services among justice system-involved youth and their parents
    Amy C Watson
    University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, USA
    Qual Health Res 19:1087-99. 2009
    ..Participants were aware of negative attitudes about mental illness, and might have limited their social networks to shield themselves...
  21. ncbi request reprint Findings from the National Comorbidity Survey on the frequency of violent behavior in individuals with psychiatric disorders
    Patrick W Corrigan
    Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation at Evanston Northwestern Healthcare, 1033 University Place, Suite 450, Evanston, IL 60201, USA
    Psychiatry Res 136:153-62. 2005
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  22. ncbi request reprint Mental illness stigma and care seeking
    Amy E Cooper
    University of Chicago Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation, 7230 Arbor Drive, Tinley Park, IL 60477, USA
    J Nerv Ment Dis 191:339-41. 2003
  23. ncbi request reprint From whence comes mental illness stigma?
    Patrick W Corrigan
    University of Chicago Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation, IL 60477, USA
    Int J Soc Psychiatry 49:142-57. 2003
    ..to answer two fundamental questions: What is the basis of the current form of mental illness stigma? and Why do western cultures stereotype people with mental illness as dangerous, incompetent and blameful, rather than something else?..
  24. ncbi request reprint Implications of educating the public on mental illness, violence, and stigma
    Patrick W Corrigan
    University of Chicago, 7230 Arbor Drive, Tinley Park, Illinois 60477, USA
    Psychiatr Serv 55:577-80. 2004
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  25. ncbi request reprint A comprehensive review of extant research on Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) programs
    Michael T Compton
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA 30303, USA
    J Am Acad Psychiatry Law 36:47-55. 2008
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  26. ncbi request reprint How children stigmatize people with mental illness
    Patrick W Corrigan
    Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago 60616, USA
    Int J Soc Psychiatry 53:526-46. 2007
    ..Implications for continued research in this area are highlighted throughout the article...
  27. ncbi request reprint Mental illness stigma: problem of public health or social justice?
    Patrick W Corrigan
    Joint Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation, Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago 60616, USA
    Soc Work 50:363-8. 2005
  28. ncbi request reprint Stigmatizing attitudes about mental illness and allocation of resources to mental health services
    Patrick W Corrigan
    University of Chicago Centre for Psychiatric, Tinley Park, IL 60477, USA
    Community Ment Health J 40:297-307. 2004
    ..Implications of these findings on strategies that seek to increase resources for mental health programs are discussed...
  29. ncbi request reprint Age analysis of newspaper coverage of mental illness
    Natalie B Slopen
    The University of Chicago Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation Chicago, Illinois, USA
    J Health Commun 12:3-15. 2007
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  30. ncbi request reprint Police officers' attitudes toward and decisions about persons with mental illness
    Amy C Watson
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Chicago, 7230 Arbor Drive, Tinley Park, Illinois 60477, USA
    Psychiatr Serv 55:49-53. 2004
    ..A significant portion of police work involves contact with persons who have mental illness. This study examined how knowledge that a person has a mental illness influences police officers' perceptions, attitudes, and responses...
  31. ncbi request reprint When do older adults seek primary care services for depression?
    Patrick W Corrigan
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Chicago, Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation, Chicago Illinois 60477, USA
    J Nerv Ment Dis 191:619-22. 2003
  32. ncbi request reprint Factors that explain how policy makers distribute resources to mental health services
    Patrick W Corrigan
    Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation, University of Chicago, 7230 Arbor Drive, Tinley Park, IL 60477, USA
    Psychiatr Serv 54:501-7. 2003
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Research Grants3

  1. Police, Procedural Justice & Persons with Mental Illness
    Amy Watson; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..This in turn may increase law enforcements' ability to effectively respond to persons with mental illness, reduce officer injuries, and improve public safety. ..
  2. Testing a Systems Level Intervention to Improve Police Response to Persons with M
    Amy Watson; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..This program of research will inform policy and practice aimed at improving officer, consumer and public safety and increasing access and linkages to mental heath treatment for persons with mental illness. ..