Thomas Powell conducts research with mental health and substance use self-help groups. He has been an active participant in research on community support systems for consumers and family caregivers. As principal investigator for the NIMH-funded Center for Self-Help Research, he has collaborated with a number of organizations including the Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance, NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) Schizophrenics Anonymous, Recovery, Inc., and consumer-run agencies. He has also collaborated with members of 12-step groups. He is a Board Member of the Home of New Vision, an addiction services provider.
Internationally, he has worked with the Taiwan Alliance for the Mentally Ill. He has also made presentations to health agencies in the area of Hyderabad, India.
His areas of interest include international development, interpersonal practice and social policy.
Mental health, substance use disorders, self-help and mutual aid groups, 12-step programs, interpersonal practice, international development, social policy
|firstname.lastname@example.org||4668C SSWB||University of Michigan|
School of Social Work
1080 S. University
Ann Arbor, MI 48109
|1966||PhD||Clinical Mental Health Services||Smith College, Northampton, MA|
|1960||MSW||Boston College, Boston, MA|
|1958||BS||Social Science||Boston College, Boston, MA|
Powell, T. J. & Kurtz, L. F. (2015). Self-help/mutual-help groups for people with mental health and addiction problems. In H. Friedman (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Mental Health. (2nd ed.). Elsevier.
Powell, T., Garrow, E., Woodford, M., & Perron, B. (2013). Policymaking opportunities for direct practice social workers in mental health and addiction services. Advances in Social Work, 14(2), 367-378.
Powell, T. J., Sheng, M., & Wang, F. T. (2012). Raising awareness around the world: the Taiwan Alliance for the Mentally Ill (TAMI). NAME eAdvocate.
Powell, T. J., & Perron, B. E. (2010). The contribution of self-help groups to the mental health/substance use service system. In L. D. Brown & S. Wituk (Eds.), Mental Health Self-help: Consumer and Family Initiatives. New York: Springer.
University of Michigan
School of Social Work
1080 South University Avenue
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1106