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Psychiatric Quarterly, Vol. 74, No. 1, Spring 2003 (
BEHAVIOR CHANGE AND ACHIEVING
HOSPITAL DISCHARGE IN PERSONS WITH
SEVERE, CHRONIC PSYCHIATRIC
Stephen B. Bellus, Ph.D., Sheila M. Donovan, Ph.D., Peter P.
Kost, Ph.D., Joseph G. Vergo, M.B.A., Ronald A. Gramse,
Andrea Bross, Ph.D., and Sheila L. Tervit, Ph.D.
Economic and political pressures have led state governments to shrink and close
long-term psychiatric inpatient units in favor of community-based treatment.
Dr. Bellus is a psychologist and Program Manager of the BRITE I (Behavioral Rehabil-
itation and Interpersonal Treatment Environment I) Program at the Buffalo Psychiatric
Center and Adjunct Assistant Professor of Counseling and Educational Psychology at the
State University of New York (SUNY) at Buffalo.
Dr. Donovan is a staff psychologist at the Institute on Disability and Human Develop-
ment at the University of Illinois at Chicago.
Dr. Kost is a psychologist and Program Manager of the BRITE II Program at the Buffalo
Psychiatric Center and is an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Counseling and Educational
Psychology at SUNY at Buffalo.
Mr. Vergo is the Treatment Team Leader for the BRITE I and II Programs.
Mr. Gramse is the information system specialist for the BRITE I and BRITE II
Dr. Bross is a staff psychologist in Counseling and Psychology Services at Colgate
Dr. Tervit has recently completed her internship in Behavioral Medicine at the London
Health Sciences Center in London, Ontario, Canada.
Address correspondence to Stephen B. Bellus, Ph.D., Buffalo Psychiatric Center, 400
Forest Avenue, Buffalo, New York 14213; e-mail: email@example.com.
2003 Human Sciences Press, Inc.