American Journal of Psychiatric Rehabilitation

American Journal of Psychiatric Rehabilitation

Edited by Kenneth J. Gill

ISSN 1548-7768

eISSN 1548-7776


The AJPR is a peer-reviewed journal providing new insights on psychiatric disability, rehabilitation, community supports, and recovery. Its audience consists of not only researchers, rehabilitation service providers, and public policy makers, but also individuals with mental illnesses and their families, friends, caregivers, and advocates.

Table Of Contents

Volume 23, Numbers 3-4, Fall-Winter 2020


Evaluating the Impact of an Educational Program on Stigmatizing Attitudes in Dental Hygiene Students
Michelle Zechner, Sean Karyczak, Ann Murphy, Gail Vasilenko, Cindy Drucks, Kim McMahon, and Rishi Singhal

Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Social Relationships of Individuals with Serious Mental Illnesses
Shinichi Nagata, Bryan McCormick, and Mark S. Salzer

Measuring Fidelity and Interrater Reliability of Illness Management and Recovery Groups in State Psychiatric Hospitals
Weili Lu, Kenneth Kinter, Ruth Cook, Angela Periera Saafigueroa, and Amanda Siriram

Self-Care for All: Sharing a Caregiver Program During the Pandemic
Margaret Swarbrick, Patricia B. Nemec, Susan Gould Fogerite, Amy B. Spagnolo, Michelle Zechner, Mary Catherine Lundquist, and Monica Townsend

Pilot Clinical Trial of a Website-Delivered Motivational Interviewing Program for Engaging Veterans in Paid Work
Christina M. Lazar, Kathryn Gilstad-Hayden, Bradley Brummett, Phillip Simon, Lorig Kachadourian, and Marc I. Rosen

Pilot Study of the National Alliance on Mental Illness Peer-to-Peer Program with a Predominantly Latinx Sample
Kristin Kosyluk, Kyaien Conner, Chuling Lo, Brenda Michelle Wilks, and Ming Ji

Postsecondary Career and Technical Education: A Pathway to Employment for Individuals with Mental Health Conditions
Ni Gao, Shelley Buchbinder, Amy Banko, and Brittany Stone

Marjorie F. Olney, Working It Out: Lessons to Help People with Mental Illness and Other Disabilities Find Employment and Empowerment
Carlos W. Pratt

Submissions & Book Reviews

Aims & scope
New information on psychiatric disability, rehabilitation, community supports, and recovery is increasing rapidly. The American Journal of Psychiatric Rehabilitation maintains a goal of sharing important new developments with all persons invested in these topics in a timely and informative way. The American Journal of Psychiatric Rehabilitation is written for researchers and for providers who offer rehabilitation services and community supports, as well as for persons in recovery. It is for family members and others who care about persons with psychiatric disabilities. Finally, it is for advocates looking for a forum to express their vision. The journal also offers key reading for policy makers and administrators to provide them with guidance in their planning for future system and program development.  
The American Journal of Psychiatric Rehabilitation features original research articles on psychiatric rehabilitation and recovery. As a recovery-oriented venue, only manuscripts that use person-first language will be considered. Descriptions of practice-based evidence are as welcome as reports of evidence-based practices. In addition, theoretical papers, reviews, and commentaries are encouraged if they contribute substantially to current knowledge. Reports of innovative ways to reduce barriers and promote access to, and retention in, care and to identify and eliminate health disparities are especially encouraged. Given that psychiatric rehabilitation is a multi-faceted concept, paper topics may include, but are not limited to:
  • rehabilitation interventions and community-based supports
  • consumer-operated services and peer support
  • stigma and discrimination and their elimination
  • recovery, empowerment, and social inclusion
  • strengths, goals, and needs assessments
  • public policy
  • integration with criminal justice and primary health care systems
  • staff training and team development

Peer Review Policy
All published research articles in this journal have undergone rigorous peer review, based on initial editor screening, anonymous refereeing by independent expert referees, and consequent revision by article authors when required. The published article constitutes the final, definitive, and citable Version of Scholarly Record.

Author Guidelines
General Submission Guidelines
All articles should be submitted through the American Journal of Psychiatric Rehabilitation online portal, available at
Direct email submissions are not accepted.
Manuscripts should be prepared according to the most recent edition of the American Psychological Association’s Publication Manual. Please include an abstract of up to 150 words and between four and ten keywords. 
Manuscripts should be submitted as Microsoft Word (.docx) files, free of identifying names or references to the author(s). Please make sure major elements (titles, author names, epigraphs, headings, block quotes, endnotes, etc.) stand out visually from one another. For example, a block quote shouldn’t be formatted with the same margins as the running text, or it will run the risk of being styled incorrectly. In addition, if you use multiple levels of section heads, they should be visually distinct from one another and consistent throughout the manuscript.
Tables should be placed in the Word files in the approximate location the author would like them to appear. Please note that all tables should be composed in Word, using Word’s native table tools, and not set as images. When formatting tables, titles should appear at the top.
Please follow the guidelines set forth in the most recent edition of the American Psychological Association’s Publication Manual.
Art should not be placed directly in Word files but submitted separately in a .tif or .jpg format, sequentially numbered (Fig. 1, 2, etc.). Art files should be no less than 300 dpi with the smallest dimension measuring at least four inches (1,200 pixels).
Include captions in the Word file approximately where art is to be placed, or if a piece of art has no captions use a generic call-out instead (e.g., {Fig. 1 Here}). Note that art will not be placed exactly where it is called out in the Word file. When the journal is set the typesetter will place artwork according to design conventions as near the original placement as possible.
If using copyrighted artwork, the author must secure written permission for its reproduction in the American Journal of Psychiatric Rehabilitation, to be submitted in the event of publication.

Editorial Board


Larry Davidson, Yale University

Associate Editors

Kenneth J. Gill, Rutgers University

Chyrell Bellamy, Yale University

Margaret Swarbrick, Rutgers University and the Collaborative Support Program of New Jersey Wellness Institute

Book Review Editor

Gretchen Snethen, Temple University

Managing Editor

Stephanie Lanteri, Yale University

Daniel Rowe, Yale University

Editorial Board

Gary Bond, Dartmouth University

Peter Byrne, University College London

Jean Campbell, Missouri Institute of Mental Health

Lisa Dixon, University of Maryland

Jeffrey Draine, Dartmouth University

Robert Drake, Dartmouth University

Jonathon E. Larson, Illinois Institute of Technology

Anthony Lehman, University of Maryland

Robert Liberman, University of California Los Angeles

Bruce Link, Columbia University

Paul Lysaker, University of Indiana

Alice Medalia, Columbia University

Kim T. Mueser, Dartmouth University

David Roe, University of Haifa

Robert Rosenheck, Yale University

Phyllis Solomon, University of Pennsylvania

Hector Tsang, Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Sam Tsemberis, Pathways to Housing, Inc.

Dawn Velligan, University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio

Til Wykes, King’s College, University of London

Anthony Zipple, University of Louisville


AJPR Now on Project MUSE--July 15, 2020
The American Journal of Psychiatric Rehabilitation is now hosted on the Project MUSE platform beginning with Volume 21, No. 1&2. Access to the journal is free through December 2020. After that time access options will be:
  • Library subscriptions. Libraries may order subscriptions for 2021 by contacting Project MUSE or their subscription agents.
  • Individual subscriptions will be available on this page after January 1, 2021.
  • Specific articles or issues will be available for sale on Project MUSE.

The University of Nebraska Press is proud to be the new publisher for the American Journal of Psychiatric Rehabilitation. Volume 21, Numbers 1 & 2 is the first issue released by UNP in cooperation with the editorial team headed by editor-in-chief Larry Davidson. 

Sponsoring Society


Reading List: Pandemic

This developing list arose from the COVID-19 pandemic and includes many peer-reviewed articles on topics like Fictional Pandemics, Politics, Cultural Impacts, The Influenza Pandemic of 1918-1919, and other related areas of study

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