Colleen E. McKay, M.A., C.A.G.S., is an Assistant Professor in the Department of
Psychiatry's Systems and Psychosocial Advances Research Center 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).
Contributions to Books
Peer Support (with Stephanie Rodrigues, Matthew Chinman, Susan Hills, and Marsha Langer Ellison), The MISSION-VET Treatment Manual (2011)
Posters and Presentations