Mary Sullivan

Mary Sullivan, MSW

Mary received her B.A. from Empire State College of the State University of New York, an M.S.W. from the School of Social Work of Syracuse University, and a Certificate In Health Studies from the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs of Syracuse University. Mary’s main interests are mental health services administration with a focus on psychiatric rehabilitation for people with severe mental illness. She served as Director of the Community Transition Program (CTP), a 40-bed inpatient psychiatric rehabilitation program housed at Lincoln Regional Center, one of Nebraska’s state hospitals. She served as Project Director for the Recovery After An Inital Schizophrenia Episode project at the Community Mental Health Center of Lancaster County. Currently, she offers consultation in the administration and management of mental health programs and in the provision of evidence-based services to individuals with serious mental illnesses.

Mary is a research specialist in the UNL Clinical Psychology Program and is involved in much of the SMI Research Group’s activities, especially those focused on program development, staff training, administration and management. She was the Director of Social Work for Lincoln Regional Center and was extensively involved in Regional Center administration. Mary has consulted on program development in state hospitals and mental health systems around the country and internationally. In 2003 she received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Nebraska Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers.

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Spaulding, W. & Sullivan, M. (in press) Psychotherapy and the schizophrenia spectrum, in L. Beutler, A. Consoli & B. Bongar (eds.) The Oxford Comprehensive Textbook of Psychotherapy (2nd. Ed).  Oxford Univ. Press.Spaulding, W. & Sullivan, M. (in press) Psychotherapy and the schizophrenia spectrum, in L. Beutler, A. Consoli & B. Bongar (eds.) The Oxford Comprehensive Textbook of Psychotherapy (2nd. Ed).  Oxford Univ. Press.

Tarasenko, M., Sullivan, M., Ritchie, A. & Spaulding, W. (2012) The effects of eliminating psychiatric rehabilitation from the secure levels of a psychiatric service system.  Psychological Services, 10(4), 442-51. 

Spaulding, W., Sullivan, M., Poland, J. & Ritchie, A.J. (2010) State psychiatric institutions and the left-behinds of mental health reform.  American Journal of Orthopsychiatry, 80(3), 327-333.

Spaulding, W., Sullivan, M., and Poland, J. (2003). Treatment and rehabilitation for severe mental illness. New York: Guilford.

Sullivan, M. (1999). The unique roles of state hospital programs: Keeping what works in an evolving system. In W.D. Spaulding (Ed.), The State Hospital in the Twenty-first Century. New Directions in Mental Health Services. San Francisco: Jossey Bass.

Spaulding, W., Fleming, S. Reed, D., Sullivan, M., Storzbach, D. & Lam, M. (1999). Cognitive functioning in schizophrenia: Implications for psychiatric rehabilitation. Schizophrenia Bulletin, 25, 275-289.

Spaulding, W., Reed, D., Sullivan, M., Richardson, C. & Weiler, M. (1999). Effects of cognitive treatment in psychiatric rehabilitation. Schizophrenia Bulletin, 25, 657-676.

Penn, D., Reed, D., Sullivan, M., & Spaulding, W. (1998). Use of peer ratings to assess sociability among inpatients with severe psychiatric disorder. Psychiatric Services, 49, 1440-1444.

Spaulding, W., Reed, D., Storzbach, D., Sullivan, M., Weiler, M. & Richardson, C. (1997). The effects of a remediational approach to cognitive therapy. In T. Wykes (Ed.), Psychological treatment for schizophrenia. London: Wiley.

Spaulding, W., Reed, D., Sullivan, M., Weiler, M. & Richardson, C. (1994). Changing cognition in the psychiatric rehabilitation of schizophrenia. Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica, 90(Suppl. 384), 116-124.

Sullivan, M., Richardson, C., & Spaulding, W. (1991). University-state hospital collaboration in a psychiatric rehabilitation program. Community Mental Health Journal, 27(6), 441-453.

Spaulding, W., & Sullivan, M. (1991). From laboratory to clinic: Psychological principles and methods in psychiatric rehabilitation. In R. Liberman (Ed.), Handbook of psychiatric rehabilitation. New York: Pergamon.

Spaulding, W., Wyss, H., Littrel, R., & Sullivan, M. (1990). Training psychophysiological self-regulation skills in psychiatric rehabilitation. Psychosocial Rehabilitation Journal, 13(3), 37-40.

Spaulding, W., Storms, L., Goodrich, V., & Sullivan, M. (1986). Applications of experimental psychopathology in psychiatric rehabilitation. Schizophrenia Bulletin, 12(4), 560-577.