Places for People generates and shares knowledge about client needs and effective service approaches gained through innovative programs and projects.

Illume: The Behavioral Health Center of Excellence can consult and assist other providers with designing and implementing program evaluation studies and outcome management systems. Please contact Illume Manager Cara Zitko (Jacobsen) at for more information.


Sharing information

Places for People’s Research and Evaluation program disseminates information about programs and projects in a wide array of formats.

  • Professional and scientific publications
  • Training and technical assistance
  • Publications for general public
  • Speaking opportunities
  • Social media

This information is shared with a range of audiences.

  • Behavioral health professionals
  • Research professionals
  • Policy makers
  • General public

Recent and Selected Publications

Assertive Community Treatment

Morse, G., Monroe-DeVita, M., York, M. M., Peterson, R., Miller, J., Hughes, M., Carpenter-Song, E., Akiba, C., & McHugo, G. J. (2020). Implementing illness management and recovery within assertive community treatment teams: A qualitative study. Psychiatric Rehabilitation Journal, 43(2), 121–131.

Monroe-DeVita, M., Morse, G., Mueser, K., McHugo, G., Haiyi, X., Haligren, K., Peterson, R., Miller, J., Akiba, C., York, M. (2018). Implementing Illness management and recovery within Assertive Community Treatment: A pilot trial of feasibility and effectiveness. Psychiatric Services (69) 562-571

Morse, G., Glass, A., Monroe-DeVita, M. (2015). ACT and recovery: What we know about their compatibility. Administration and Policy in Mental Health, 42. DOI 10.1007/s10488-015-0631-3.

Services for People who are Experiencing Homelessness

Morse, G., York, M., Dell, N., Blanco, J., & Birchmier, C. (2017). Improving outcomes for homeless people with alcohol disorders: a multi-program, community-based approach. Journal of Mental Health,

Morse, G.A., Calsyn, R. J., Klinkenberg, W. D., Helminiak, T.W., Wolff, N., Drake, R. E., Lama, G., Lemming, M. R., McCudden, S. (2006). Treating Homeless Clients with Severe Mental Illness and Substance Use Disorders: Costs and Outcomes. Community Mental Health Journal, 42, 377-404.

Wolff, N., Helminiak, T.W., Morse, G.A., Calsyn, R.J., Klinkenberg, W.D., & Trusty, M.L. (1997). A cost- effectiveness evaluation of three approaches to case management for homeless mentally ill clients. American Journal of Psychiatry, 154, 341-348.

Morse, G.A., Calsyn, R.J., Klinkenberg, W.D., Trusty, M.L., Gerber, F., Smith, R., Tempelhoff, B., & Ahmad, L. (1997). An experimental comparison of three types of case management for homeless mentally ill persons. Psychiatric Services, 48, 497-503.

Morse, G.A., Calsyn, R.J., Miller, J., Rosenberg, P., West, L., & Gilliland, J. (1996). Outreach to homeless mentally ill people: Conceptual and clinical considerations. Community Mental Health Journal, 32, 261-274.

Morse, G.A., Calsyn, R.J., Allen, G., Tempelhoff, B., & Smith, R. (1992). Experimental comparison of the effects of three treatment programs for homeless mentally ill people. Hospital & Community Psychiatry, 43, 1005-1010.

Services for People with Serious Mental Illness and PTSD

Nishith, P., Mueser, K. T., & Morse, G. A. (2015). A brief intervention for posttraumatic stress disorder in persons with a serious mental illness. Psychiatric Rehabilitation Journal, 38(4), 314–319.

Provider Burnout and Wellness

Morse, G. A. & Dell, N. A. (2021). The well-being and perspectives of community-based behavioral health staff during the COVID-19 pandemic, Social Work in Health Care, DOI: 10.1080/00981389.2021.1904315

Morse, G.A., Salyers, M.P., Rollins, A.L., Monroe-DeVita, M., & Pfahler, C. (2012). Burnout in mental health services: A review of the problem and its remediation. Administration and Policy In Mental Health and Mental Health Services Research, 39, 341-352.

Salyers, M.P., Hudson, Morse, G.A., C., Rollins, A., Monroe-DeVita, M., Wilson, C., Freeland, L. (2011). Breathe: A pilot study of burnout reduction in mental health professionals. Psychiatric Services, 62, 214-217.

Recovery and Well-Being

Dell, N. A., Long, C., & Mancini, M. A. (2021). Models of mental health recovery: An overview of systematic reviews and qualitative meta-syntheses. Psychiatric Rehabilitation Journal. Advance online publication.

Mental and Behavioral Health Experiences for At-Risk Groups

Vaughn, M. G., Dell, N. A., Long, C., Qian, A., DeLisi, M. (2023). Prevalence and correlates of knife-related victimization: Insights from the 2019 Nationwide Emergency Department Sample. Preventive Medicine, 175.