Colleen E. McKay, M.A., C.A.G.S., is an Assistant Professor in the Department of
Psychiatry's Center for Mental Health Research Services at the University of
Massachusetts Medical School, and Director of the Program for Clubhouse Research (PCR).
She has a background in rehabilitation counseling and experience in mental health
services and the clubhouse model. As Director of the PCR, she coordinates and oversees
the development of an agenda of clubhouse related research projects and provides
technical assistance and consultation to clubhouses, mental health administrators,
students, and/or researchers considering participation in clubhouse related research
projects and evaluations. 

Ms. McKay has specialized interests in recovery, vocational rehabilitation, and health
promotion issues for adults diagnosed with Severe Mental Illness, particularly with
respect to the Clubhouse Model of Psychosocial Rehabilitation. She has been involved with
the SAMHSA funded Employment Intervention Demonstration Program (EIDP), the Massachusetts
Clubhouse Coalition’s annual Employment Survey, and an international survey of clubhouses
affiliated with the International Center for Clubhouse Development (ICCD). 

Articles

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Appealing Features of Vocational Support Services for Hispanic and non-Hispanic Transition Age Youth and Young Adults with Serious Mental Health Conditions (with Rosalie A. Torres Stone, Jonathan Delman, and Lisa M. Smith), The journal of behavioral health services and research (2014)
 

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Brain Injury Resources (with Meghan E. Heffernan), Psychiatry Issue Briefs (2012)
 

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Adapting services to engage young adults in ICCD clubhouses (with Ruth Osterman, Joseph Shaffer, Emily Sawyer, Evan Gerrard, and Nelson Olivera), Psychiatric rehabilitation journal (2012)
 

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Incorporating Tobacco Cessation Activities in ICCD Clubhouses (with Douglas M. Ziedonis and Valerie F. Williams), Psychiatry Information in Brief (2011)
 

Contributions to Books

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Peer Support (with Stephanie Rodrigues, Matthew Chinman, Susan Hills, and Marsha Langer Ellison), The MISSION-VET Treatment Manual (2011)
 

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What Does Competitive Employment Mean? A Secondary Analysis of Employment Approaches in the Massachusetts Employment Intervention Demonstration Project (with Matthew Johnsen, Alexis D. Henry, and Thomas D. Manning), Research on Employment for Persons with Severe Mental Illness (2004)
 

Posters and Presentations

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Where are Bridges Needed: Relationships Between Youth and Adult Services Before Strengthening the Transition System (with Maryann Davis, Matthew Johnsen, Nancy Koroloff, Barbara E. Starrett, Michael Pullmann, Diane Sondheimer, and Lynwood Gordon), Center for Mental Health Services Research (2005)