Home Page for Professor John McGrew
This is the home page for John H. McGrew, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Psychology
My key responsibilities are in teaching, both graduate and undergraduate, in research, and
in service to the community and university. I enjoy teaching and try to make the learning
process fun. I also maintain an active research program in the area of psychiatric
rehabilitation. Within the psychology department, my primary duties are as a fulltime
faculty member of the Clinical Rehabilitation Psychology Ph.D. and M.S. programs (A.P.A.
Clinical Rehabilitation Psychology Program
MCGREW, JOHN H. (Associate Professor), Ph.D. 1991, Indiana University; M.S.E.
1977, University of Michigan; B.M.E. 1977, GMI Engineering and Management Institute.
Current research interests include:
- Evaluation of critical ingredients of, and mechanisms of action of, assertive
community treatment for persons with severe mental illness
- Fidelity of implementation of interventions for persons with mental illness,
especially assertive community treatment
- Deinstitutionalization: Ongoing long-term follow-up of patients, former workers and mental health system
outcomes after closing or downsizing state hospitals
- Development of performance indicators for Indiana State Mental Health System
- Development of clinical instruments for adults and children as part of the
reorganization of the Indiana State Mental Health System - the Hoosier Assurance Plan
- Assessment of substance abuse and psychopathology
- Effects of healthy personality, especially Antonovsky's Sense of Coherence, on
persons rehabilitation outcomes and on mental health worker stress
- Development and validation of a social skills model of anger
- The effect of autism on the family
McGrew, J. & Griss, M. (2005).
Concurrent and predictive validity of two scales to assess the
fidelity of implementation of supported employment. Psychiatric
Rehabilitation Journal, 29, 41-47.
McGrew, J.H, Johannesen,
J.K., Griss, M.E., Born, D., & Hart Katuin, C. (2005). Performance-based
funding of supported-employment: A multi-site controlled trial.
Journal of Vocational Rehabilitation,23, 81-99.
McGrew, J., Pescosolido, B.,
& Wright, E. (2003). Case manager perspectives on Assertive
Community Treatment: Critical ingredients, clinical ingredients, and
variations in implementation. Psychiatric Services, 54,
Schaedle, R, McGrew, J., Bond,
G., & Epstein, I. (2002). A comparison of experts’ perspectives on
Assertive Community Treatment and Intensive Case Management. Psychiatric
Services, 53, 207-210.
McGrew, J., Wilson, R., Bond, G.
(2002). An exploratory study of what clients like least about assertive
community treatment. Psychiatric
Services, 53, 761-763.
J., Wright, E., & Pescosolido, B. (1999).
Closing of a state hospital: An overview and framework for a case study.
Journal of Behavioral Health Services & Research, 26(3),
J., Wright, E., Pescosolido, B., & McDonel, E.
(1999). The closing of
central state hospital: Long-term outcomes for persons with severe mental
illness. Journal of Behavioral Health
Services & Research, 26(3),
McGrew, J. & Bond, G. (1997).
The association between program characteristics and service
delivery in Assertive Community Treatment. Administration
and Policy in Mental Health, 25(2), 175-189.
- McGrew, J., Wilson, R., & Bond, G. (1996). Client Perspectives on Critical
Ingredients of Assertive Community Treatment. Psychiatric Rehabilition
- McGrew, J., Bond, G., Dietzen, L., McKasson, M., & Miller, L. (1995). A
Multi-site Study of Client Outcomes in Assertive Community Treatment. Psychiatric
Services, 46, 696-701.
- McGrew, J., Bond, G., Dietzen, L., & Salyers, M. (1994). Measuring the
Fidelity of Implementation of a Mental Health Program Model. Journal of Consulting and
Clinical Psychology, 62, 670-678.
- Berenbaum, H. & McGrew, J.
(1993). Familial Resemblance on Psychosis Proneness. Psychological
Medicine, 23, 327-333.
- McGrew, J. & McFall, R. (1992).
A Collaborative Vernon Clark Experiment. Correlation, 11,
- McGrew, J. & McFall, R. (1990).
A Scientific Inquiry into the Validity of Astrology. Journal
of Scientific Exploration, 4, 75-83.
For a complete list of publications see my Curriculum vitae.
- Description of current or recently funded projects
- Hospital Closing Evaluation
- I am involved as part of a multidisciplinary team investigating the long-term
effects of the closing of Central state Hospital on the lives of former patients and
former workers at the hospital. I also am involved in a similar
the closing of Muscatatuck State Developmental Center and the downsizing and
reorganization of Madison State Hospital. A series of seven articles outlining the preliminary
results of the Central state hospital study appeared in 1999, in volume 26, number 3 of the Journal
of Behavioral Health Services and Research.
- Hoosier Assurance Plan Assessment Instrument Development
- I am involved in developing instruments to assess individuals seen at mental health
facilities receiving state support. The instruments are designed to assess overall
functioning and client self-management, to assess changes in functioning and
self-management, and to assist planners in assigning individuals to the appropriate cost
reimbursement level (i.e., capitation rate).
- Performance Indicators for State Mental Health System
- Indiana is part of a 16 state effort to implement a standard set of 32 indicators
of mental health system performance (e.g, client satisfaction, client level of
functioning, number of persons served by state hospital). In my role as faculty member of
the Indiana Center for Mental Health Services Research, and along with Paula Barrickman,
Project Coordinator and Research Associate in the department of psychology, I am principal
investigator of this grant to help implement performance indicators in Indiana.
evaluation of Our Town Integrated Service Agency (ISA)
Program of the Mental Health Association in Marion County & Gallahue
Mental Health Services
Town is a site chosen nationally to replicate the successful Village
Integrated Service Agency (ISA) program of Long Beach, CA.
The ISA model is a recovery-based, community integration model that
has been shown to be successful in helping individuals with severe mental
illness reduce hospitalization and incarceration rates, increase competitive
employment, and improve housing and financial status. Our Town will focus on young adults aged 18-25. Some
critical aspects of the model include: (1) easily accessible, long term
services available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, (2) provision of the
full array of services needed to support the clients, with a minimum of
outside referrals, (3) majority of services provided in the home or
community, (4) no discharge expectation and high retention of clients, (5)
full integration of substance abuse and mental illness services, (6) focus
on enhancing quality of life as opposed to reduction in psychiatric
symptoms, and (7) services are individualized.
- Performance based funding of Supported Employment
- Supported employment is an evidenced-based practice to help
person with severe mental illness choose, get and keep a competitive job. I
am evaluating a pilot study of performance-based contracting for SE at five
sites in Indiana. Under performance-based contracting sites get paid when
specific milestones are met, instead of the traditional method where payment
is by the number of hours spent with the client, regardless of
- Assertive Community Treatment Center of Indiana
- Assertive community treatment is an evidenced-based
practice to help persons with severe mental illness improve their lives and
to support them so they are able to stay in the community. I am one of the evaluators for the ACT Center of
Indiana. The ACT
Center of Indiana
is a collaboration of the Department of Psychology at Indiana
University Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) and the Adult & Child
Center of Indianapolis, and is funded by the Indiana Division of Mental
Health and Addictions. The ACT center is a training and resource center to
help guide and evaluate the implementation of ACT in Indiana.
- Introduction to counseling/Intervention I - I552/I665
- Field Methods - I643 (also taught by Gary Bond)
- Health Psychology/Behavioral Medicine - I614
Ph.D. Preliminary Examination
- Odd things
- I love anomalies, unexplained phenomena that don't fit with our current knowledge
or expectations. It is at the edges of what we know where we have the most to learn. Check
out the following websites for a flavor of what I mean.
- Fortean Times Online Charles Fort
started it all in terms of modern interest in strange phenomena
- CATHOLIC APPARITIONS OF JESUS AND
MARY There are lots and lots of these, it's amazing
- The Apparitions of the Virgin
Mary in the 20th Century. More of the same
- THE ANOMALIST Another good
source for general strangeness
- Society for Scientific Exploration
Attempts to provide an outlet for serious research on anomolous phenomena
- International Association for Near-Death
Studies (IANDS) (Near-Death Experiences) Sponsors research and conferences
- Comparative religions
- Spiritual topics fascinate me. Studying comparative religions is to relive the
parable about the five blindfolded men trying to describe an elephant by touch, e.g., the
one who touched the tail thought it was a snake, the one who touched the legs thought it
was a tree. Of course all are describing the same animal, but they argue about it
nonetheless. Check out the following websites for some interesting spiritually-oriented
sites. My own philosophy is closest to Advaitic (non-dualistic) Hindu or
Mahayana Buddhist thought.
- What religion are you?
Answer twenty questions and find
- Welcome to Watchman Fellowship Online!
Christian oriented, but links to some information on other religions
- Beliefnet.com A great resource for comparative religions
- THE NEURAL SURFER Eclectic mix of
interesting stuff on philosophy and spirituality. Humorous and largely
cynical take on religion and spirituality.
- Science Fiction and Fantasy
- I enjoy reading science fiction and fantasy novels. I especially like fantasy
trilogies of the sword and sorcery variety (e.g., Tolkien). Below are some sites for those
interested in the genre. Because there are so many science fiction books, and many are not
worth reading, I find sites that provide information on award winners and top-ten lists
- Elfwood Fantasy and Science Fiction Art Gallery
A huge collection of fantasy images by professionals and amateurs alike
- Science fiction
resource guide A compendium of net resources about Science Fiction
- AwardWeb: Collections of Literary
Award Information Includes the Hugo, Nebula, and World Fantasy award winners
- The Recommended
Fantasy Author List Just what it says
- The Locus Magazine Index to Science Fiction Awards
Locus magazine is one of the best SF fanzines, this is a comprehensive list of science fiction and fantasy book awards.
England Science Fiction club recommended reading list Very comprehensive
- The Internet Top 100
SF/Fantasy List Vote and add your voice to this ongoing list
- Playing guitar
- What can I say, I like to play. Sort of a punk-folk-blues-jazz mix. Fingerpicking.
flat-picking, and once in a while some electric. I also have a classical guitar, but it is
wasted on me.
I am an Air Force brat and a recovering engineer. I came to psychology later in
life. For the masochistic I have written a brief biography click here --> Brief Biography of John McGrew
Electronic mail address
Psychology department web address
IUPUI Department of Psychology
Copyright by John H. McGrew.
August 24, 2006.