Articles About Peers


Individual Peer Support: A Qualitative Study of Mechanisms of its Effectiveness.
Gidugu, V. Rogers, E. S., Harrington, S., Maru, M., Johnson, G., Cohee, J., Hinkel, J. (2015). Community Mental Health Journal, 51(4), 445-452.

Personal and societal benefits of providing peer support: a survey of peer support specialists.
Johnson, G., Magee, C., Maru, M., Furlong-Norman, K., Rogers, E.S., & Thompson, K. (2014).  Psychiatric Services, 65(5), 678-680.

Motivations of Persons with Psychiatric Disabilities to Work in Mental Health Peer Services: A Qualitative Study Using Self-Determination Theory.
Moran, G.S., Russinova, Z., Yeon, J.Y., and Sprague, C. (2014)
Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation, April 11.

A randomized controlled trial of a peer-run anti-stigma photovoice intervention.
Russinova, Z., Rogers, E. S., Gagne, C., Bloch, P., Drake, K., & T., Mueser. K. (2014).
Psychiatric Services, (65)2, 242-246.

Pares como compañeros de trabajo: entendiendo y respetando sus funciones.
Harrington, S. & Restrepo-Toro, M.E. (2013).
VERTEX Rev. Arg. de Psiquiat. Vol. XXIV: 440-444.

Challenges Experienced by Paid Peer Providers in Mental Health Recovery: A Qualitative Study.
Moran, G.S., Russinova, Z., Gidugu, V., & Gagne, C. (2013).
Community Mental Health Journal, 49(3), 281-291.

SPEAKING OUT: Should the Training of Clinical Psychologists Require Competence in the Treatment and Rehabilitation of Individuals With a Serious Mental Illness?
Mueser, K.T., Silverstein, S.M., & Farkas, M.D. (2013).
Psychiatric Rehabilitation Journal, 36(1), 54–59.

Toward Understanding the Impact of Occupational Characteristics on the Recovery and Growth Processes of Peer Providers.
Moran, G. S., Russinova, Z., & Stepas, K. (2012).
Psychiatric Rehabilitation Journal, 35(5), 376–380.

Working with peer staff, part 2 [Electronic Version].
Davidson, L. & Harrington, S. (March 18, 2011).
Recovery to Practice, 2:10.

Working with peer staff, part 3 [Electronic Version].
Davidson, L. & Harrington, S. (March 25, 2011).
Recovery to Practice, 2:11.

National Association of Peer Specialists Situational Analysis.
Harrington, S. (May, 2011).
Recovery to Practice from www.dsgonline.com/rtp/resources.html.

Personal story.
Harrington, S. (January 28, 2011).
Recovery to Practice from www.dsgonline.com/rtp/resources.html.

Preparing for Peer Class: How to Teach Peers.
Harrington, S. (2011).
Ada, MI: Recover Resources.

The World May One Day Be Led by Persons with Mental Illnesses.
Harrington, S. (May 12, 2011).
Recovery to Practice, 2:17 from www.dsgonline.com/rtp/resources.html.

Benefits and Mechanisms of Recovery Among Peer Providers with Psychiatric Illnesses.
Moran, G., Russinova, Z., Gidugu, V., Yim, J.Y., & Sprague, C. (2011).
Qualitative Health Research, 22
(3), 304-319.

Conversations with Harvey.
Ashcraft, L., & Anthony, W. A. (2010).  Behavioral Healthcare, 30(6), 8-9.

Preparing worksites for integration.
Ashcraft, L., & Anthony, W. A. (2010).  Behavioral Healthcare, 30(3), 8-9.

Ready, set, integrate!
Ashcraft, L., & Anthony, W. A. (2010).  Behavioral Healthcare, 30(4), 14-15.

Relationships-based recovery revisited: Powerful results from strengths-based, peer relationships.
Ashcraft, L., & Anthony, W. A.(2009).  Behavioral Healthcare, 29(9), 12-13.

Insisting on the truth.
Ashcraft, L., Anthony, W. A., Knight, E., & Ashenden, P. (2009).
Behavioral Healthcare, 29(1), 11-16.

Taking on the formidable middle.
Ashcraft, L., Anthony, W. A., & Bloss, M. (2008).  Behavioral Healthcare, 28(2), 8,10,11.

Increasing Social Support for Individuals with Serious Mental Illness: Evaluating the Compeer Model of Intentional Friendship.
McCorkle, B., Rogers, E. S., Dunn, E., Lyass, A., & Wan, Y. (2008).
Community Mental Health Journal.

Adding peers to the workforce: What to keep in mind when you train peer employees and your existing staff.
Ashcraft, L., & Anthony, W. A. (2007).  Behavioral Healthcare, 27(11), 8-12.

Parent partners’ possibilities: If you can overcome several hurdles, these “peer” employees can be valuable resources for people you serve.
Ashcraft, L., Anthony, W. A., & Dayan, E. (2007).  Behavioral Healthcare, 27(6), 10-12.

The value of peer employees: Professional staff shouldn’t fear peers’ greater involvement in the behavioral health workforce.
Ashcraft, L., & Anthony, W. A. (2007).  Behavioral Healthcare, 27(5), 8-9.

Training Program Aims to Recruit Latino Providers, Peer Specialists.
Restrepo-Toro, M. E. (2007).  Mental Health Weekly, 17(17).

Peer Run Program Learn Skills to Conduct Program Evaluation.
Restrepo-Toro, M. E., & Delman, D. (2007).
The Capacity Builder: Newsletter of the Center for Capacity Building on Minorities with Disabilities Research. UIC, 3(1).

Effects of participation in adjunctive consumer-operated programs on both personal and organizationally mediated empowerment: Results of a multi-site study.
Rogers, E. S., Teague, Lichtenstein, C., Campbell, J., Lyass, A., Chen, R., et al. (2007).
Journal of Rehabilitation Research and Development, 44(6), 785-800.

From Consumer to Caregiver.
Anthony, W. A. & Ashcraft, L. (2006).  Behavioral Healthcare, 26(1), 10-11.

Crisis Services in the living room.
Ashcraft, L., & Anthony, W. A. (2006).  Behavioral Healthcare, 26(7), 12-14.

The making of friendships: Compeers talk about their experiences in the program.
Dunn, E. C., McCorkle, B. H., Wan, Y. M., & Gagne, C. (2006).
In Skirboll, B. W., Bennett, L., & Klements, M. (Eds.), Compeer: Recovery through the healing power of friends.  Rochester, NY: Meliora Press.

Exploring personal assistance services for people with psychiatric disabilities. 
Pita, D. D., Ellison, M. L., Farkas, M. & Bleecker, T. (2001). 
Journal of Disability Policy Studies, 12
(1), 2-9.

Confessions of a noncompliant patient.
Chamberlin, J. (1998).  Journal of Psychiatric Nursing, 36, 49-52.