Writings

Writings include articles, upcoming books, and blog posts.

 

Articles

Selected published mental health and psychology articles.

Articles on burnout prevention and well-being:

Morse, G., Salyers, M. P., Rollins, A. L., Monroe-DeVita, M., & Pfahler, C. (2012). Burnout in mental health services: A review of the problem and its remediation. Administration and Policy in Mental Health and Mental Health Services Research, 39(5), 341-352
https://link.springer.com/content/pdf/10.1007/s10488-011-0352-1.pdf

Salyers, M. P., Hudson, C., Morse, G., Rollins, A. L., Monroe-DeVita, M., Wilson, C., & Freeland, L. (2011). BREATHE: A pilot study of a one-day retreat to reduce burnout among mental health professionals. Psychiatric Services, 62(2), 214-217.
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3087375/

Morse, G. A., & Dell, N. A. (2021). The well-being and perspectives of community-based behavioral health staff during the COVID-19 pandemic. Social Work in Health Care, 60(2), 117-130.
https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/00981389.2021.1904315

Rollins, A. L., Morse, G., & Monroe-DeVita, M. (2021). Introduction to the special section: A call to action to address psychiatric rehabilitation workers’ well-being. Psychiatric rehabilitation journal, 44(3), 201.
https://psycnet.apa.org/fulltext/2021-84130-001.pdf

Articles related to services for people with serious mental health disorders:

Morse, G.A., & McKasson, M. (2005). Assertive community treatment. In Drake, R.E., Merrens, M.R. & Lynde, D.W. (Eds.) Evidence-Based Mental Health Practice – A Textbook. New York: W.W. Norton & Co

Monroe-DeVita, M., Morse, G., Mueser, K. T., McHugo, G. J., Xie, H., Hallgren, K. A., … & Stiles, B. (2018). Implementing illness management and recovery within assertive community treatment: a pilot trial of feasibility and effectiveness. Psychiatric Services, 69(5), 562-571.
https://ps.psychiatryonline.org/doi/pdf/10.1176/appi.ps.201700124

Morse, G., Monroe-DeVita, M., York, M. M., Peterson, R., Miller, J., Hughes, M., … & McHugo, G. J. (2020). Implementing illness management and recovery within assertive community treatment teams: A qualitative study. Psychiatric rehabilitation journal, 43(2), 121.
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7050388/

Nishith, P., Mueser, K. T., & Morse, G. A. (2015). A brief intervention for posttraumatic stress disorder in persons with a serious mental illness. Psychiatric rehabilitation journal, 38(4), 314.
https://psycnet.apa.org/record/2015-44645-001

Services for people who are homeless:

Morse, G. A., Calsyn, R. J., Miller, J., Rosenberg, P., West, L., & Gilliland, J. (1996). Outreach to homeless mentally ill people: Conceptual and clinical considerations. Community Mental Health Journal, 32(3), 261-274.
https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/BF02249427

Morse, G. A., Calsyn, R. J., Allen, G., Tempelhoff, B., & Smith, R. (1992). Experimental comparison of the effects of three treatment programs for homeless mentally ill people. Psychiatric Services, 43(10), 1005-1010.
https://ps.psychiatryonline.org/doi/abs/10.1176/ps.43.10.1005

Wolff, N., Helminiak, T. W., Morse, G. A., Calsyn, R. J., Klinkenberg, W. D., & Trusty, M. L. (1997). Cost-effectiveness evaluation of three approaches to case management for homeless mentally ill clients. American Journal of Psychiatry, 154(3), 341-348.

Morse, G. A., York, M. M., Dell, N., Blanco, J., & Birchmier, C. (2020). Improving outcomes for homeless people with alcohol disorders: A multi-program community-based approach. Journal of Mental Health, 29(6), 684-691.
https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/09638237.2017.1340617

For references to more than 60 other publications on mental health and psychology, please see listings on CV.

Books and Fiction

Literary Fiction

Morse, G.  Return of a hero (January 2022).  This novelette was published in the Scarlet Leaf Review. 

Forthcoming Books

Source of a River A literary fiction novel

Eight-year-old John is caught in a power struggle between grieving parents—his fearful mother and careless father. He resists his depressed mother’s fears and goes ice fishing with his dad, only to fall through the ice—an accident that for a brief time leaves him medically dead.

Almost twenty years after the accident, John is pursuing a successful career but realizes after a near accident, that he is depressed and trapped in a joyless relationship.  His desire for passion is unexpectedly ignited by Claire, an older woman who is both wise and volatile, who challenges him to face his childhood trauma and his habit of leaning on women for security.  He stumbles his way through a relationship with Claire, losses, and the adventure of a lifetime to recover a sense of aliveness and connection.  In a sentence, the heart of the book depicts in literary fiction the human journey to overcome loss and fear and to embrace life while opening to experiences that exceed rational understanding.

(Under editorial review; expected late 2022 or 2023.)

To Normal and Beyond: Recovering from the Pandemic (and More) While Transforming Ourselves and the World A nonfiction book

Despite frenetic activity—working, shopping, gaming, screen time, and much more—millions of people are neither happy nor satisfied.  We are instead living in an era of widespread disease, especially of mental health problems. Rates of depression, anxiety, alcohol abuse and drug overdose deaths, and unhappiness continue to reach record rates.  Meanwhile, social problems, especially violence and political divisiveness, and environmental threats also continue to worsen.  The pandemic has exacerbated many of these conditions, but our dirty, collective secret is that these are long-standing problems.

To Normal and Beyond will help the reader to understand the key cultural and psychological causes that lie beneath the plethora of personal and social problems that plague us.  More importantly, this nonfiction book will empower readers to create a new, contemporary vision of what it means to live well—lives that are more fulfilled, more meaningful, more heroic.  Readers will discover ways to be happier while also helping to make the world a healthier and saner place.

To Normal and Beyond distills wisdom from the world’s great spiritual traditions, identifies life-enhancing, science-based psychological principles, and provides specific strategies for personal growth.  The material will have strong appeal to readers who long for greater fulfillment and a better world.

(In preparation; expected late 2022)

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