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Kenneth J. Gill, PhD

Dr. Gill’s research interests encompass a broad range of topics with the psychiatric rehabilitation of persons with serious mental illnesses. These include evidence based and promising practices in terms of employment, education, health and wellness promotion, and techniques to promote community integration, quality of life, and recovery. In addition, he has a strong interest in the educational techniques and approaches that promote practitioner development through academic and other educational approaches.

Together with collaborators he is analyzing results of the first randomized controlled study of the post-secondary support intervention known as support education. In addition, resources are being sought to pursue study of the association of self-regulation, cognitive functions, and stages of recovery. In addition, analysis of a pilot forensic peer bridger initiative is underway.

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Name: Kenneth J. Gill, Ph.D.

Title: Associate Dean, Professor, Chairperson


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Spagnolo, A. B., Gill, K., Cronise, R., Backs, A., Richards, K., & Kamat, V. (2019). Evaluation of an online learning academy of peer specialists. Psychiatr Rehabil J, 42(2), 132-138. doi:10.1037/prj0000349

Waynor, W. R., Gill, K. J., Reinhardt-Wood, D., Nanni, G. S., & Gao, N. (2018). The role of educational attainment in supported employment. Rehabilitation Counseling Bulletin, 61(2), 121-127.

Mullen, M. G., Thompson, J. L., Murphy, A. A., Malenczak, D., Giacobbe, G., Karyczak, S., . . . Gill, K. J. (2017). Evaluation of a cognitive remediation intervention for college students with psychiatric conditions. Psychiatr Rehabil J, 40(1), 103-107. doi:10.1037/prj0000254

Gill, K. J., & Murphy, A. A. (2017). Jail Diversion for Persons with Serious Mental Illness Coordinated by a Prosecutor’s Office. Biomed Res Int, 2017. doi:10.1155/2017/7917616

Olney, M. F., & Gill, K. J. (2016). Can Psychiatric Rehabilitation Be Core to CORE? Rehabilitation Research, Policy, and Education, 30(3), 204-214.

Swarbrick, M., Gill, K. J., & Pratt, C. W. (2016). Impact of peer delivered wellness coaching. Psychiatr Rehabil J, 39(3), 234-238. doi:10.1037/prj0000187

Zechner, M. R., & Gill, K. J. (2016). Predictors of physical activity in persons with mental illness: Testing a social cognitive model. Psychiatr Rehabil J, 39(4), 321-327. doi:10.1037/prj0000191

Waynor, W. R., Gill, K. J., & Gao, N. (2016). The role of work related self-efficacy in supported employment for people living with serious mental illnesses. Psychiatr Rehabil J, 39(1), 62-67. doi:10.1037/prj0000156

Gill, K. J., Zechner, M., Zambo Anderson, E., Swarbrick, M., & Murphy, A. (2016). Wellness for life: A pilot of an interprofessional intervention to address metabolic syndrome in adults with serious mental illnesses. Psychiatr Rehabil J, 39(2), 147-153. doi:10.1037/prj0000172

Waynor, W. R., & Gill, K. J. (2015). The role of hope in predicting supported employment success. Journal of Rehabilitation, 81(2), 26-31.

Burns-Lynch, B., Murphy, A. A., Gill, K. J., & Brice, G. (2014). Persons in recovery, family members, and staff perspectives of psychiatric crisis needs. American Journal of Psychiatric Rehabilitation, 17(2), 114-127. doi:10.1080/15487768.2014.903874

Brice, G. H., Jr., Swarbrick, M. A., & Gill, K. J. (2014). Promoting wellness of peer providers through coaching. J Psychosoc Nurs Ment Health Serv, 52(1), 41-45. doi:10.3928/02793695-20130930-03

Gill, K. J., & Murphy, A. A. (2013). Psychiatric/psychosocial rehabilitation (PSR) education: Academic and professional. Current Psychiatry Reviews, 9(3), 260-269. doi:10.2174/1573400511309030008

Pratt, C. W., Gill, K. J., Barrett, N. M., & Roberts, M. M. (2014). Psychiatric Rehabilitation: Third Edition.

Gill, K. (2012). Contrasting conceptualizations of recovery imply a distinct research methodology. Recovery of people with mental illness: Philosophical and related perspectives (pp. 95-108). New York, NY: Oxford University Press; US.

Gao, N., Schmidt, L. T., Gill, K. J., & Pratt, C. W. (2011). Building human capital to increase earning power among people living with mental illnesses. Psychiatr Rehabil J, 35(2), 117-124. doi:10.2975/35.2.2011.117.124

Pratt, C. W., & Gill, K. (2011). Educating service providers and researchers in person-centered principles related to serious mental illness. Serious mental illness: Person-centered approaches (pp. 330-339). Milton Keynes, United Kingdom: Radcliffe Publishing; United Kingdom.

Spagnolo, A. B., Dolce, J. N., Roberts, M. M., Murphy, A. A., Gill, K. J., Librera, L. A., & Lu, W. (2011). A study of the perceived barriers to the implementation of circles of support. Psychiatr Rehabil J, 34(3), 233-242. doi:10.2975/34.3.2011.233.242

Swarbrick, M., Murphy, A. A., Zechner, M., Spagnolo, A. B., & Gill, K. J. (2011). Wellness coaching: a new role for peers. Psychiatr Rehabil J, 34(4), 328-331. doi:10.2975/34.4.2011.328.331

Gao, N., Gill, K. J., Schmidt, L. T., & Pratt, C. W. (2010). The application of human capital theory in vocational rehabilitation for individuals with mental illness. Journal of Vocational Rehabilitation, 32(1), 25-33. doi:10.3233/JVR-2010-0492

Roberts, M. M., Murphy, A., Dolce, J., Spagnolo, A., Gill, K., Lu, W., & Librera, L. (2010). A study of the impact of social support development on job acquisition and retention among people with psychiatric disabilities. Journal of Vocational Rehabilitation, 33(3), 203-207. doi:10.3233/JVR-2010-0528

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