Dr. Salzer is Professor and Chair of the Department of Rehabilitation Sciences at Temple University, and Director of the Temple University Collaborative on Community Inclusion of Persons with Psychiatric Disabilities. Dr. Salzer's research and writing focus on promoting community integration and increasing consumer involvement in treatment and services. Dr. Salzer serves as Vice Chair of the Executive Committee for this DCISR and also serves as Chair of the Communications and Dissemination subcommittee. In addition, Dr. Salzer is planning and directing the activities associated with completing a pilot study of an intervention aimed at enhancing the capacity of service providers to inspire hope and empowerment of persons they serve. This includes overseeing data collection, implementation of the intervention, data analysis, pursuing future grant funding in the area of enhancing service participation.
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Relevant Publications:Kaplan, K., Salzer, M.S., Solomon, P., Brusilovskiy, E., & Cousounis, P. (2010 – published online). Internet peer support for individuals with psychiatric disabilities: A randomized controlled trial. Social Science & Medicine.
Salzer, M.S., Palmer, S.C., Kaplan, K., Brusilovskiy, E., Metz, J., Hampshire, M., Ten Have, T., & Coyne, J. (2010). A randomized, controlled study of unstructured Internet Interactions among women newly diagnosed with breast cancer. Psych-Oncology, 19, 441-446.
Salzer, M.S. (2010). Certified peer specialists in the United States Behavioral Health System: An emerging workforce. Brown, L.D. & Wituk, S. (Eds.). Mental health self-help: Consumer and family initiatives (pp. 169-191). New York: Springer.
Kaplan, K., Salzer, M.S., Solomon, P., Brusilovskiy, E., & Cousounis, P. (in press). Internet peer support for individuals with psychiatric disabilities: A randomized controlled trial. Social Science & Medicine.Rogers, E.S., Ralph, R., Sangster, Y., Salzer, M.S. (in press).
Validating the Empowerment Scale with a multi-site sample of consumers of mental health services. Psychiatric Services.Salzer, M.S., Schwenk, E., & Brusilovskiy, E. (2010). Certified Peer Specialist Roles and Activities: Results from a National Survey. Psychiatric Services, 61, 520-523.
Salzer, M.S., Katz, J., Kidwell, B., Federici, M., & Ward-Colasante, C. (2009). Pennsylvania Certified Peer Specialist Initiative: Training, Employment, and Work Satisfaction Outcomes. Psychiatric Rehabilitation Journal, 32, 293-297.
Min, S-Y., Whitecraft, J., & Rothbard, A. & Salzer, M.S. (2007). Peer Support for Persons with Co-Occurring Disorders and Community Tenure: A Survival Analysis. Psychiatric Rehabilitation Journal, 30(3), 207-213.
Tunner, T., & Salzer, M.S. (2006). Consumer Perspectives on Quality of Care in the Treatment of Schizophrenia. Administration and Policy in Mental Health, 33(6), 674-681.
DiFranco, E., Bressi, S., & Salzer, M.S. (2006). Understanding Consumer Preferences for Communication Channels to Create Consumer-Directed Health Promotion Efforts in Psychiatric Rehabilitation Settings. Psychiatric Rehabilitation Journal, 29, 251-257.
Salzer, M.S., Tunner, T., Charney, N.J. (2004). A Low-Cost, Telephone Intervention to Enhance Schizophrenia Treatment: A Demonstration Study. Schizophrenia Research, 66, 75-76.
Ten Have, T., Coyne, J.C., Salzer, M.S., & Katz, I. (2003). Research to Improve the Quality of Care for Depression: Alternatives to the Simple Randomized Clinical Trial. General Hospital Psychiatry, 25, 115-123.
Corrigan, P.W., & Salzer, M.S. (2003). The conflict between random assignment and treatment preference: Implications for internal validity. Evaluation and Program Planning, 26(2), 109-121.
Hunkeler, E.M., Meresman, J., Hargreaves, W.A., Fireman, B., Berman, W., Kirsch, A., Groebe, J., Braden, P, Getzell, M., Feigenbaum, P.A., Hurt, S., Peng, T., & Salzer, M.S. (2000). Efficacy of nurse telehealth care and peer support in augmenting treatment of depression in primary care. Archives of Family Medicine, 9, 700-708.
Salzer, M.S. (1997). Consumer empowerment in mental health organizations: Concepts, benefits, and impediments. Administration and Policy in Mental Health, 24, 425-434.