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Beth Angell


Dr. Angell is an Associate Professor in the School of Social Work at Rutgers University and an affiliate of the Center for Behavioral Health and Criminal Justice Research.  Dr. Angell's research focuses on people with serious mental illness and within that domain has examined many issues related to mandated community treatment; practitioner methods for enouraging treatment adherence; the nature and role of client-provider relationships in intensive mental health treatment; stigma and serious mental illness; and the treatment of individuals with dual involvement in the mental health and criminal justice systems.Currently Dr. Angell is involved in several collaborative research projects: an analysis of the role of the therapeutic alliance in a randomized trial of Critical Time Intervention for prison re-entry funded by the Center for Behavioral Health and Criminal Justice Research; a mixed-method evaluation of a forensic assertive community treatment program for persons with serious mental illness who are leaving prison funded by the Chicago Community Trust; an implementation study of the adoption of Crisis Intervention Teams within the Chicago Police Department funded by the National Institute of Mental Health; and a Developing Center for Intervention and/or Services Research focused on the relationship between consumer empowerment and treatment adherence. Prior to her Rutgers appointment Dr. Angell was a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Pennsylvania School of Policy and Practice in 1999-2000 and served on the faculty of the University of Chicago School of Social Service Administration from 2000-2008.


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Relevant Publications:

Sands, R.G., & Angell, B. (2001). Social workers as collaborators on interagency and interdisciplinary teams. In K. Bentley (ed.), Social work practice in mental health. Brooks/Cole.


Angell, B., & Test, M.A. (2002). Clinical and environmental predictors of social functioning in young adults with schizophrenia. Schizophrenia Bulletin, 28, 259-271.

Angell, B.(2003). Contexts of social relationship development among clients in assertive community treatment. Mental Health Services Research, 5, 13-25.

Angell, B., Kovac, K., & Cooke, A. (2004). First person accounts of stigma. In P. Corrigan (ed), On the Stigma of Mental Illness: Practical Strategies for Research and Social Change (pp. 69-98). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

Watson, A.S., Corrigan, P.W., & Angell, B. (2005). What motivates public support for legally coerced mental health treatment? Social Work Research, 29, 87-94.

Monahan, J., Redlich, A.D., Swanson, J., Robbins, P.C., Appelbaum, P.S., Petrila, J., Steadman, H.J., Swartz, M., Angell, B., and McNiel, D.E. (2005). Use of leverage to improve adherence to psychiatric treatment in the community. Psychiatric Services, 56, 37-44.

Angell, B. (2006). Measuring strategies used to encourage medication adherence by providers of assertive community treatment. Journal of Behavioral Health Services and Research, 33, 53-72.

Angell, B., Mahoney, C., Martinez, NI. (2006). Promoting treatment adherence in assertive community treatment. Social Service Review, 80, 485-526.

Angell, B., Mahoney, C.A. (2007). Reconceptualizing the case management relationship in intensive treatment: A study of staff perceptions and experiences. Administration and Policy in Mental Health and Mental Health Services Research, 34, 172-188

Angell, B., Martinez, N.I., Mahoney, C.A., & Corrigan, P.W. (2007). Payeeship, financial leverage, and the client-provider relationship. Psychiatric Services, 58, 365-372.

Watson, A.C., & Angell, B. (2007). Applying procedural justice theory to understanding police interactions with persons who have mental illness. Psychiatric Services, 58, 787-793.

Tsang, H., Angell, B., Corrigan, P., Lee, Y.T., Shi, K., Lam, C.S., Jin, S., & Fung, K.M.T. (2007). A cross-cultural study of employers' concerns about hiring people with psychotic disorder: Implications for recovery. Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology, 42, 723-733.

Markowitz, F., Angell, B., & Greenberg, J. (in press). Stigma, reflected appraisals, and recovery outcomes in mental illness. Social Psychology Quarterly.


Watson, A.C., Angell, B., Vidalon, T, & Davis, K. (2010). Measuring perceived procedural justice and coercion among persons with severe mental illness: The police contact experience scale. Journal of Community Psychology, 38(2), 202-226.