Boston University College of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences:
Sargent College

Boston University College of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences: Sargent College

Gretchen Grappone, MSW, LICSW

Senior Mental Health/Psychiatric Rehabilitation Training Associate

grappone@bu.edu
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Gretchen Grappone, MSW, LICSW, is a Senior Training Associate at the Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation at Boston University.  Her work over the past two decades in clinical, research, and training settings has always emphasized the importance of providing effective employment services for people with mental illness and substance use disorders. Gretchen has worked as a cognitive behavioral therapist and dialectical behavioral therapist at The Mental Health Center of Greater Manchester in New Hampshire, and as an implementation monitor and trainer for a national evidence-based practice implementation project at Dartmouth Psychiatric Research Center. Most recently, she worked as a training consultant focusing on improving vocational and housing services in Health Care for Homeless Veterans programs around the country. She has facilitated stigma reduction training in a variety of healthcare settings and has served as a subject matter expert on stigma reduction, behavioral health, and vocational services interventions for grants funded by SAMHSA, the Endowment for Health, and the Department of Veterans Affairs. Gretchen co-wrote the chapter “Recovery Perspectives” in Evidenced-Based Mental Health Practice: A Textbook. She has written about stigma from her perspective as both a social worker and someone with lived experience with depression for the Journal of Mental Health and the National Alliance on Mental Illness Advocate.  She advocates for recovery-oriented care and is committed to addressing disparities in care with the goal of health equity for all.

Areas of Expertise

  • Implementation of evidence-based practice
  • Trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy
  • Effectively responding to the stigmatization of mental illness and substance use disorders
  • Recovery-oriented practice

 

Publications

 

Grappone, G., Fox, L. (2005). Recovery Perspectives in Evidence-Based Practice. In Drake, R., Merrens, M., & Lynde, D. (Eds.), Evidenced-Based Mental Health Practice: A Textbook. New York, NY: W.W. Company.

 

Grappone, G. (2003). Book Review: House of Scorpion. Journal of Mental Health, 3, 329.

 

Grappone, G. (2017) Overcoming Stigma. National Alliance on Mental Illness Advocate, Spring edition.

 

 

Presentations

 

Grappone, G. (2019, October 24) Responding to Stigmatization: Strategies for Health Professionals. NASW-NYC Continuing Education Workshop, New York, NY.

 

Grappone, G. (2019, September 6) Responding to Stigmatization: Ethical Consideration and Strategies for Health Professionals. 2019 VA Mental Health Summit, Concord, NH.

 

Grappone, G. (2019, May 7) Responding to Stigma: Advancing Clinical and Structural Change. Hunter College Silberman School of Social Work, New York, NY.

 

Grappone, G. (2018, February 4) Overcoming Stigma: Strategies for Social Workers. Hunter College Silberman School of Social Work, New York, NY.

 

Grappone, G. (2017, June 16) Overcoming Stigma: Strategies for Professionals and Community. 11th Annual Heroin Education Awareness Task Force Conference, Woburn, MA.

 

Grappone, G. (2016, December 8) Overcoming Stigma: Strategies for Health Professionals. 10th Annual C. Everett Koop Addiction Medicine Symposium: Reducing Behavioral Stigma in Healthcare Systems at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, NH.

 

Grappone, G. (2016, October 28) Overcoming Stigma: Strategies for Integrated Care. Integration and Capacity Building for New Hampshire: 2016 NH Behavioral Health Conference, Bartlett, NH.

 

Grappone, G. (2016, June 30). Overcoming Stigma: Strategies for MHCGM Staff. Presented at the Mental Health Center of Greater Manchester, Manchester, NH.

 

Grappone, G. (2016, June 9). Using Stages of Change to Engage Veterans in Vocational Services. Presented at the Veterans Administration Health Care System, Fayetteville, AR.

 

Grappone, G. (2016, June 7). Using Stages of Change to Engage Veterans in Vocational Services. Presented at the Veterans Administration Health Care System, Little Rock, AR.

 

Grappone, G. (2016, May 26). Using the Stigma Assessment and Action Planning Tool: Strategies for Family Members. Presented at the12th Annual Johnson & Johnson –Dartmouth IPS Learning Community, Hartford, CT.

 

Grappone, G. (2016, May 20). Using Stages of Change to Engage Veterans in Vocational Services. Presented at the Veterans Administration Health Care System, Buffalo, NY.

 

Grappone, G. (2016, May 17). Overcoming Stigma: Strategies for Agency Leadership. Presented at the Mental Health Center of Greater Manchester, Manchester, NH.

 

Grappone, G. (2016, April 26). Using Stages of Change to Engage Veterans in Vocational Services. Presented at the Veterans Administration Health Care System, Bedford, MA.

 

Grappone, G. (2016, February 11). Using Stages of Change to Engage Veterans in Vocational Services. Presented at the Sierra Veterans Administration Health Care System, Reno, NV.

 

Grappone, G. (2016, January 27). Using Stages of Change to Engage Veterans in Vocational Services: Grand Rounds. Presented at the White River Junction Veterans Administration Health Care System, White River Junction, VT.

 

Grappone, G. (2015, December 10). Using Stages of Change to Engage Veterans in Vocational Services. Presented at the Northern Florida/Southern Georgia Veterans Administration Health Care System, Gainesville, FL.

 

Grappone, G. (2015, December 4). Overview of the Stigma Assessment and Action Plan. Presented at the New Hampshire Behavioral Health Summit, Portsmouth, NH.

 

Grappone, G. (2015, September 9). Using Stages of Change with Veterans, Staff and Employers. Presented at the Bi-annual Vocational Services Colloquium, Baltimore, MD.

 

Grappone, G. (2015, June 1). Overcoming Stigma: Strategies for Addressing Ethical Challenges. Presented at the Mental Health Center of Greater Manchester, Manchester, NH. of New Hampshire Social Work Continuing Education, Manchester, NH.