Current Research

Veterans Issues at Interface of Law and Psychiatry:

Post-deployment Adjustment :  NIMH-funded research examining factors associated with outcomes for Iraq and Afghanistan veterans to construct an screening tool for veterans at risk of adjustment problems upon return home from combat.

Financial Capacity: DoE-funded research develop and test an intervention to improve financial capacity, enhance money management skills, and reduce homelessness among veterans with psychiatric disabilities.

 

Other Veterans Issues:

Cognitive Function: DOD-funded research testing an evidence-based cognitive rehabilitation intervention using an iPod Touch to improve post-deployment adjustment among Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans. Interested in learning more? Visit us on facebook! www.facebook.com/UNCVCRS


Military Families:  DOD-funded research testing the effectiveness of ‘Families OverComing Under Stress — Combat Injured’ (FOCUS-CI) focusing on family resilience with service members, partners, and their children in a multi-site study.

 

Research in Civil and Criminal Forensic Psychiatry:

Competence to Manage Finances- Empirical study examining the relationship between age, cognition, symptoms, and financial decisional capacity among people with psychiatric disabilities.

Representative Payeeship - DoE-funded research testing an intervention for family representative payees to reduce financial coercion, interpersonal conflict, and family violence.

Forensic Assessment for Federal Court - Review of federal statutes and rules of evidence to outline methods to write effective forensic psychiatry reports for the federal courts.

 

Research Team:

Erin Clevenger, Ph.D.

Michelle Cueva, Ph.D.

Eric Elbogen, Ph.D.

Chelsea Greenburg, M.S.W.

Sally C. Johnson, M.D.

Virginia Newton, Ph.D.

Mina Schneider, B.A.

James Wolfe, M.S.