Date of Award


Degree Type


Degree Name

Doctor of Psychology (PsyD)

Committee Chair

Lisa Christiansen, PsyD

Second Advisor

Paul Michael, PhD

Third Advisor

Jay Thomas, PhD, ABPP


The purpose of this study was to address the well-established problem of poor medication adherence within mental health settings by designing a psychoeducational program to educate clients about the medications they are prescribed. The program was intended to be implemented within a community mental health setting and was scheduled to be facilitated by pharmacists affiliated with this agency. Assessments were also developed to evaluate the effectiveness of the new program. However, after an absence of participant involvement, a focus group was established to generate solutions to the lack of client attendance problem. Suggestions were generated for future program designs that might mitigate the observed problems.


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