Advisor: Dr. Phyllis Solomon
Young adults with mental health conditions
Academic persistence and graduation of college students with mental health conditions
Supports and intervention that enhance primary labor market attachment of those with mental health conditions
Policy supporting normative development of young adults with mental health conditions
Affects of SSA application and enrollment on long-term education and employment pursuits for those with mental health conditions
Michelle G. Mullen, MS, CRC, CPRP is the developer of a career development model that seeks to support the normative educational and vocational development of young adults with mental health conditions. She has worked for the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, was an Assistant Professor for the Department of Psychiatric Rehabilitation and Counseling Professions at Rutgers University, and consultant to the Jed Foundation.
She received her Master’s degree in Rehabilitation Counseling with a specialization in Psychiatric Rehabilitation from Boston University. Michelle has lead multiple federally-funded research and development projects evaluating the effectiveness of various interventions for college students with psychiatric conditions. Her current interests and studies focus on the prevention of disability of young adults with mental health conditions; standardizing services supporting college students with mental health conditions (e.g. Supported Education); identifying and evaluating the effectiveness of educational supports; testing a compensatory model of cognitive remediation for college students; and evaluating the services that are effective for young people to develop meaningful, long-term careers.
Michelle has developed career services for those with mental health conditions in many states including, New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania; she has also assisted in developing first episode psychosis programs. Michelle has provided training and technical assistance to organizations, institutions of higher education, counties, states, and other countries on career services, psychiatric rehabilitation, service design, program development, and systems change.