Beth Angell is an Associate Professor in the School of Social Work
and a Core Faculty member at the Institute for Health, Health Care Policy, and
Aging Research at Rutgers. Dr. Angell conducts research on mental health
services for people with serious mental illnesses, particularly on issues of
engagement in and adherence to treatment. Her past and current studies in this
area have examined how legal and informal strategies are used to promote
treatment adherence, as well as the role of the consumer-provider relationship
and consumer self-determination in that process. In other completed work, she
has conducted studies related to police interactions, stigma, and social
networks in relation to people with serious mental illness.
Current projects include: an evaluation of New Jersey’s
Involuntary Outpatient Commitment law; two studies which examine the process of
reentry for former prisoners with serious mental illness and evaluate the use
of evidence-based practices on the reentry process, using mixed methods; a
conversation analytic study of client-provider communication about medication
management; and an evaluation study which examines the impact of the closure of
a state psychiatric hospital in New Jersey on the lives of those discharged to
the community. Her research has been supported by grants from the National
Institute of Mental Health, the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
Research Network on Mandated Community Treatment, NARSAD, Chicago Community
Trust, and the State of New Jersey; and has been published in a variety of
journals including Psychiatric Services, Schizophrenia Bulletin, Social Service
Review, and Social Science and Medicine. In the School of Social Work she
offers clinical MSW courses and teaches in both the PhD and DSW programs.
Selected Recent Publications:
Selected Recent Publications
Angell, B., Stanhope, V., Matthews, E., Davidson, L. (in press). Shared Decision Making. In P. Corrigan (ed.),A New Orientation to Adherence and Self-Determination for People with Mental Illness. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.
Angell, B., Matthews, E.B., Barrenger, S., Watson, A.C., & Draine, J. (2014). Engagement in model programs for community reentry from prison for persons with serious mental illness. International Journal of Law and Psychiatry, 37, 490-500.
Watson, A.C., & Angell, B. (2013). The role of stigma and uncertainty in moderating the effect of procedural justice on cooperation and resistance in police encounters with persons with mental illnesses. Psychology, Public Policy, and Law, 19(1), 30-39. 10.1037/a0027931.
Marsh, J.C., Angell, B, Andrews, C., & Curry, A. (2012). Client-provider relationship
and treatment outcome: A systematic review of substance abuse, child welfare, and mental health services research. Journal of the Society for Social Work and Research, 3(4), 233-267.
Canada, K.E., Angell, B., & Watson, A.C. (2012). Intervening at the entry point: How CIT and non-CIT officers describe responding to mental health related calls. Community Mental Health Journal, 48(6), 746-755.
Corrigan, P.W., Angell, B., Davidson, L., Marcus, S., Salzer, M., Kottsieper, P., Larson, J., Mahoney, C., O’Connell, M., & Stanhope, V. (2012). From adherence to self-determination: evolution of a treatment paradigm for people with serious mental illness. Psychiatric Services, 63(2), 169-173.