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Amy Cottone Spagnolo, PHD

Department : Psychiatric Rehabilitation And Counseling Professions
Program/Division : Psychiatric Rehabilitation And Psychology
Academic Title: Associate Professor


Office Address:

Email: amy.spagnolo@shp.rutgers.edu


Education
Degree Degree Source Year Awarded
MS UMDNJ-SHRP 2002
PHD UMDNJ-SHRP 2009
Publications
Title Authors Where and When
Reducing stigma by meeting and learning from people with mental illness Spagnolo, A.B., Murphy, A.A, & Librera, L.A. Psychiatric Rehabilitation Journal, . Vol. 31 (3): 186-193 (2008 )
The peer wellness coach role: Focus group feedback informs training curriculum. American Spagnolo, A., Swarbrick, M, Gill, K., Zechner, M., & Murphy, A. Journal of Psychiatric Rehabilitation. Vol. : (2010 )
A study of the impact of social support development on job acquisition and retention among people with psychiatric disabilities Roberts, M.M., Murphy, A. A., Dolce, J., Spagnolo, A. B., Gill, K. J., Lu, W., & Librera, L. Journal of Vocational Rehabilitation. Vol. : (2010 )
A study of the perceived barriers to the implementation of circles of support Spagnolo, A.B., Dolce, J., Roberts, M. M., Murphy, A. A., Gill, K. J., Librera, L., & Lu, W Psychiatric Rehabilitation Journal. Vol. : (2010 )
Comorbid and Psychiatric Medical Disorders: Challenges and Strategies Gill, K., Swarbrick, M., Murphy, A., Spagnolo, A., Zechner, M. Journal of Rehabilitation. Vol. 75 (3): 32-40 (2009 )
Performance Improvement. In M.S. Salzer (Ed.), Psychiatric Rehabilitation Skills in Practice: A CPRP Preparation and Skills Workbook. Spagnolo, A., Mullen, M. & Murphy, A. Vol. : 79-113 (2006 )
Enhancing Individualized Placement and Support: Promoting Job Tenure by Integrating Natural Supports and Supported Education. Murphy, A., Mullen, M., & Spagnolo, A. American Journal of Psychiatric Rehabilitation. Vol. 8: 37-61 (2005 )
Awards
Award Year
SHRP Award for Academic Excellence 2009
NJPRA Service Award 2007
SHRP Award for Academic Excellence 2002
SHRP Award for Clinical Excellence 2002
SHRP Award for Academic Excellence 2000
Research
Research Interests
Mental Health Interventions: Social Support and its effects on job tenure for people with serious mental illness Anti-stigma efforts designed to change perceptions of people with psychiatric disabilities Innovative strategies to address health care disparity for people with mental illness Wellness coaching curriculum to develop a peer provided service intervention Role of self efficacy in job seeking activities among people with psychiatric illnesses
BioSketch
Title Details
Professor  2010 Dr. Amy B. Spagnolo has been a faculty member in the Department of Psychiatric Rehabilitation and Counseling Professions since 2000. She currently serves as the Program Director for the Master of Science in Psychiatric Rehabilitation Leadership Track. This program is the only one of its kind in the nation and is offered completely online to meet the need for a qualified workforce skilled in mental health management and leadership nationally and internationally. In addition to teaching responsibilities, Dr. Spagnolo also participates in grant funded research projects, contributes to scholarly publications, and consults on ELearning activities for the University. She has worked on several studies that have examined social support and its effects on job tenure for people with serious mental illness, anti-stigma efforts designed to change perceptions of people with psychiatric disabilities, innovative strategies to address health care disparity for people with mental illness, wellness coaching curriculum to develop a peer provided service intervention, and the role of self efficacy in job seeking activities among people with psychiatric illnesses. Dr. Spagnolo has several publications in peer reviewed journals, book reviews, and Certified Psychiatric Rehabilitation Practitioner study guides. Most recently, Dr. Spagnolo has served as the Co-chairperson for the University's ADA Taskforce to ensure equal access to online education for students with disabilities and Faculty Chairperson for the ELearning Faulty Users Group.


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