Michelle P. Salyers, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Psychology, Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis
Research Scientist, Indiana University Center for Health Services and Outcomes Research
Research Scientist, Center for Health Services Research, Regenstrief Institute, Inc.
Dr. Salyers is a clinical psychologist and mental health services researcher with interests in psychiatric rehabilitation, primarily focusing on implementation of assertive community treatment and illness self-management programs for adults with severe mental illnesses. She is an Associate Professor with tenure in the Department of Psychology at IUPUI and Research Scientist in the IU Center for Health Services and Outcomes Research and Regenstrief Institute's Center for Health Services Research.
Dr. Salyer's is co-director for the ACT Center of Indiana, an IUPUI-designated Signature Center that began in 2001. Initially funded by the state of Indiana to provide training, technical assistance, and program evaluation for ACT teams across Indiana, the ACT Center has expanded to other areas of research, with a diverse funding base.
Her broad research interest in psychiatric rehabilitation involves patient-level interventions (self-management), provider-level interventions (reducing staff burnout), and organization-level interventions (implementing specific evidence-based practices, agency orientation/culture that supports recovery). She has expertise in qualitative methods and is published extensively in the areas of fidelity and implementation, particularly related to assertive community treatment (ACT) and illness management and recovery.
I. NIH-NIMH IP-RISP 01/01/2007 - 12/31/2012
"Recovery Oriented Assertive Community Treatment" (PI)
Multi-year infrastructure grant aimed at expanding and evaluating infrastructure development to determine the compatibility of recovery work with the assertive community treatment (ACT) model for those with severe mental illness. Secondary aims include creating a culture of using evidence to guide practice and to strengthen and expand a mutual learning environment. Focused activities have been the conduct of pilot studies on improving the recovery orientation of Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) and the pursuit of additional grant funding to continue research aimed at strengthening a model of psychiatric rehabilitation that enable adults with severe mental illness to manage illnesses more independently and achieve recovery goals.
II. VA HSR&D 10/01/2011 - 09/30/2012
"Process Evaluation of Illness Management and Recovery in VA Mental Health Services" (PI: Alan McGuire)
The goal of this project is to assess the extent of implementation of the illness management and recovery program across the VA, and to assess barriers and facilitators of implementation. Role: Co-Investigator
III. VA HSR&D 10/01/2010 - 09/30/2014
"Comparison of Fidelity Assessment Methods" (PI: Angela Rollins)
The goal of this project is to test the reliability, validity, and costs associated with three different forms of fidelity assessment for VA teams based on the Assertive Community Treatment model, known as Mental Health Intensive Case Management (MHICM). Role: Co-Investigator
IV. NIMH 04/01/2012 - 03/31/2015
"A Pilot Text of Common Ground Based Shared Decision Making" (PI: Mark Holter)
The goal of this project is to develop and test implementation tools for a decision-support center to assist consumers with severe mental illness to work more actively with their prescribers. Role: Co-Investigator
|Selected Publications|||||Go To PubMed List >>|
- Stull LG, McGrew JH, & Salyers MP. (2012). Processes underlying success and failure in Assertive Community Treatment. Journal of Mental Health. Feb., 2012, Vol. 21, No. 1, Pages 49-56.
- Salyers MP, Rollins AL, Kelly Y, Lysaker P, & Williams JR. (in press). Job satisfaction and burnout among VA and community mental health workers. Administration and Policy in Mental Health and Mental Health Services Research.
- Matthias MS, Salyers MP, Rollins AL, & Frankel RM (in press). Decision making in recovery-oriented mental health care. Psychiatric Rehabilitation Journal
- Morse GM, Salyers MP, Rollins AL, Monroe-DeVita M, & Pfahler C. (2011). Burnout and mental health services: A review of the problem and its remediation. Administration and Policy in Mental Health and Mental Health Services Research. (Online publication May 1, 2011) (PMID 21533847)
- McGrew JH, Stull LG., Rollins AL, Salyers MP, Hicks L. (2011). A comparison of phone-based and onsite-based fidelity for Assertive Community Treatment (ACT): A pilot study in Indiana. Psychiatric Services, 62(6), 670-674.
- Salyers MP, Rollins AL, Clendenning D, McGuire AB, Kim E. (2011). Impact of Illness Management and Recovery on Medicaid Service Utilization: A Retrospective Study of ACT Teams. Psychiatric Services, 62(5), 509-515. (PMID 21532077)
- Salyers MP, Stull LG, Rollins AL, & Hopper K. (2011). Work of recovery on two Assertive Community Treatment teams. Administration and Policy in Mental Health and Mental Health Services Research, 38(3), 169-180. (PMID 20839045)
- Wright-Berryman J, McGuire AB, Salyers MP. (2011). A review of consumer-provided services on Assertive Community Treatment and intensive case management teams: Implications for future research and practice. Journal of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association, 17(1), 37-44.(NIHMS290034)
- Salyers MP, Hudson C, Morse G, Rollins A, Monroe-DeVita M, Wilson C, & Freeland L. (2011). BREATHE: A Pilot Study of a One-Day Retreat to Reduce Burnout Among Mental Health Professionals, Psychiatric Services, 62, 214-217. (PMC3087375/PMID 21285102)
- Tsai J, Salyers MP, McGuire AB. (2011). A Cross-Sectional Study of Recovery Training and Staff Attitudes in Four Community Mental Health Centers. Psychiatric Rehabilitation Journal, 34(3), 186-193. (PMID 21208857)
- Stull LG, McGrew JH, & Salyers MP. (2010). Staff and consumer perspectives on defining treatment success and failure in assertive community treatment. Psychiatric Services, 61(9), 929-932. (PMID 20810593)