Maria Monroe-DeVita, PhD

Personal Statement

My expertise is in implementation and services research related to evidence-based practices (EBPs) for adults with serious mental illness, particularly the Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) model. I am the lead author of the new ACT fidelity tool – the Tool for Measurement of Assertive Community Treatment (TMACT) – which has been widely disseminated nationally and in several other countries. I am also working to develop novel approaches to better addressing the needs of people with serious mental illness in the community. In 2010, I received a collaborative R34 from the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) to integrate another EBP, Illness Management and Recovery (IMR) within ACT. I am also working with a national team of clinicians, policymakers and researchers to develop better approaches to address the primary care needs of people with serious mental illness, including those served on ACT teams. I have served as the Principal Investigator (PI) on several statewide implementation projects with the Washington State Division of Behavioral Health and Recovery, including the development, implementation, and fidelity assessment of 10 new ACT teams, and several IMR and Integrated Dual Disorder Treatment (IDDT) pilots across the state. I am also the PI of a statewide learning collaborative focused on implementation of cognitive behavioral therapy for psychosis (CBTp) for clinicians and supervisors across Washington State. I have an interest in implementation science and serve as a Co-Investigator of the Society for Implementation Research Collaboration (SIRC), an NIMH-funded grant focused on collaborative approaches to implementation research and the dissemination of those findings more broadly to those who implement and sustain EBPs.  More recently, I began work collaboratively with a team of researchers to better address staff burnout prevention and the linkage to client outcomes.

Department Affiliations

Recent Publications

Central Assessment of Psychosis Service: A Tele-evaluation Service to Support Early Identification of Psychosis.
(2021 Jun 2)
Psychiatr Serv
Kopelovich S, Maura J, Chwastiak L, Towle C, Monroe-DeVita M

Psychosis REACH: Effects of a Brief CBT-Informed Training for Family and Caregivers of Individuals With Psychosis.
(2021 May 21)
Psychiatr Serv
Kopelovich SL, Stiles B, Monroe-DeVita M, Hardy K, Hallgren K, Turkington D

Organizational conditions that influence work engagement and burnout: A qualitative study of mental health workers.
(2021 Apr 1)
Psychiatr Rehabil J
Rollins AL, Eliacin J, Russ-Jara AL, Monroe-Devita M, Wasmuth S, Flanagan ME, Morse GA, Leiter M, Salyers MP

Understanding differences in family engagement and provider outreach in New Journeys: A coordinated specialty care program for first episode psychosis.
(2020 Sep)
Psychiatry Res 291(): 113286
Oluwoye O, Stokes B, Stiles B, Monroe-DeVita M, McDonell MG

Community Mental Health Care Delivery During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Practical Strategies for Improving Care for People with Serious Mental Illness.
(2021 Apr)
Community Ment Health J 57(3): 405-415
Kopelovich SL, Monroe-DeVita M, Buck BE, Brenner C, Moser L, Jarskog LF, Harker S, Chwastiak LA

Show complete publication list »
Edit Profile