The goal of the Mental Health Identity and Adaptability Lab is to produce quality research on the diversity of communities of individuals living with serious mental health conditions. Additionally, we aim to highlight their intersectional challenges and adaptability, and to address the challenges they face in fulfilling their desire for social role engagement (whether as a student, a worker, family member, or friend).
Furthermore, our goal is to integrate vocational psychology and vocational rehabilitation in the work lives of individuals living with serious mental health conditions. In conjunction with research, this lab operates as a teaching experience. It takes students and educates them on data collection, analysis and the ability to draw conclusion from the sample and create manuscripts that detail the results of their collected data.
Socially valued roles, self‐determination, and community participation among individuals living with serious mental illnesses.
Millner, U. C., Woods, T., Furlong-Norman, K., Rogers, E. S., Rice, D., & Russinova, Z. (2019). Socially Valued Roles, Self-Determination, and Community Participation among Individuals Living with Serious Mental Illnesses. American journal of community psychology, 63(1-2), 32–45.
Perspectives on work and work-related challenges among Asian Americans with psychiatric disabilities.
Millner, U. C., & Kim, M. (2017). Perspectives on work and work-related challenges among Asian Americans with psychiatric disabilities. Asian American Journal of Psychology, 8(3), 177-189.
Exploring the work lives of adults with serious mental illness from a vocational psychology perspective.
Millner, U. C., Rogers, E. S., Bloch, P., Costa, W., Pritchett, S., & Woods, T. (2015). Exploring the work lives of adults with serious mental illness from a vocational psychology perspective. Journal of counseling psychology, 62(4), 642–654.