Addie Weaver

Addie Weaver
University of Michigan | U-M · School of Social Work

PhD, MSW, MPA

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This paper presents a methodological description of a randomized controlled trial (RCT) testing the effect of Raising Our Spirits Together (ROST), a technology-assisted cognitive behavioral therapy (T-CBT) for depression, tailored for the rural context and for delivery by clergy, compared to an enhanced control condition. Depression is among the mo...
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Objectives Technology-assisted Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (tCBT) has significant potentials to provide engaging and accessible depression treatment for adolescents and young adults (AYAs) coping with cancer. This study evaluated the feasibility and preliminary efficacy of an engaging and tailorable tCBT – Mind Your Total Health (MYTH) – for AYA c...
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Purpose: This pilot study assesses the association of Raising Our Spirits Together (ROST), a technology-assisted, group-based cognitive behavioral therapy for depression, with rural adults' depressive symptoms and anxiety. Method: Nine adults from rural Michigan participated in an open pilot of ROST. Clergy facilitated pilot groups. The pilot be...
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Depression prevalence is high, impacting approximately 20% of Americans during their lifetime, and on the rise due to stress and loss associated with the COVID-19 pandemic. Despite the high prevalence of depression, unacceptable treatment access disparities persist. When depression goes untreated, it leads to substantial negative impacts in multipl...
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Church-based interventions have the potential to extend services to economically disadvantaged individuals with depression in rural communities. This study examined depressive symptoms, material hardship, barriers to mental health treatment, and perceptions of a church-based group depression intervention among a sample of 57 rural residents seeking...
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Overdose-death rates continue to rise, necessitating accessible medication-assisted treatment (MAT). However, national data demonstrate rural shortages. The purpose of the study was to investigate rural/urban comparisons in the Midwest and simultaneously examine the influence of rural and low-income status. We extracted 2018 public data for Michiga...
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Background: Opioid-related deaths have risen dramatically in rural communities. Prior studies highlight few medication treatment providers for opioid use disorder in rural communities, though literature has yet to examine rural-specific treatment barriers. Objectives: We conducted a systematic review to highlight the state of knowledge around rural...
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Social anxiety disorder (SAD) is associated with employment problems. However, understanding of mechanisms through which SAD impacts employment is limited, and few studies examine employment experiences among racial minorities and economically disadvantaged individuals with SAD. Qualitative interviews were conducted with 12 unemployed individuals w...
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This study examines rural residents’ depressive symptoms, helps seeking preferences and perceptions of a church-based group depression intervention, informing feasibility of adapting evidence-based treatment for delivery in rural churches. A cross-sectional survey was administered to 100 members of 2 churches in a rural Midwestern community; 63 con...
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Qualitative methods were used to explore mothers’ perceptions of structural family therapy (SFT) delivered in a semi-rural community mental health clinic. In-depth, semi-structured interviews were conducted with sixteen mothers who received SFT after seeking services for their children. Thematic analysis suggests mothers found SFT acceptable and va...
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This paper provides a methodological description of a multi-site, randomized controlled trial (RCT) of a cognitive-behavioral intervention for enhancing employment success among unemployed persons whose employment efforts have been undermined by social anxiety disorder (SAD). SAD is a common and impairing condition, with negative impacts on occupat...
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Background: Despite experiencing conditions associated with higher risk for depression and psychological distress, the mental health of rural African Americans remains understudied. This brief report examines the association between sociodemographic characteristics, self-rated health, and material hardship, and depressive symptoms and psychologica...
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Habit Reversal Therapy (HRT) is helpful for many persons suffering from trichotillomania. However successful habit reversal therapy requires awareness of hair pulling behaviors. Available methods to monitor hair pulling behaviors are less than ideal, particularly when sufferers are unaware of their pulling-related behaviors. This open feasibility t...
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Service learning is neither field education nor volunteerism. Rather, it is a pedagogical approach designed to reinforce classroom instruction with concurrent service activities occurring in the local community. This service is driven by community-identified needs. Service learning supports social work values, yet the profession has been slow to em...
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In Reply We agree that our results are based on a small number of respondents who met criteria for major depressive disorder and mood disorders. We were transparent about this and noted sample size as the study’s primary limitation. As stated in our article,1 the National Survey of American Life (NSAL) remains one of the best data sets for this stu...
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There is a paucity of research among African Americans and rural residents. Little is known about the association between urbanicity and depression or about the interaction of urbanicity, race/ethnicity, and sex on depression and mood disorder prevalence. To examine the interaction of urbanicity and race/ethnicity on lifetime and 12-month major dep...
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This systematic review of the implementation of evidence-based practices (EBPs) for adults with severe mental illnesses (SMI) in rural mental health settings examined peer-reviewed literature, grey literature, and public information. Included articles had to report implementation efforts of EBP(s) for SMI in rural settings or adaptations for rural...
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This study simultaneously examined the association between demographic and economic factors, perceived access to care, and health beliefs, and the use of four recommended preventive health care services: (1) mammograms, (2) sigmoidoscopies or colonoscopies, (3) pap tests, and (4) cholesterol checks, among a sample of 3,251 women living in the rural...
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Critical race theory (CRT) provides a framework for examining power structures that maintain racial inequities and developing strategies for action and change. Though social work acknowledges racial disparities and the role of racism when identifying and attempting to ameliorate social problems, the profession has not fully incorporated CRT. This a...
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We designed and pilot-tested a group-based, work-related cognitive-behavioral therapy (WCBT) for unemployed individuals with social anxiety disorder (SAD). WCBT, delivered in a vocational service setting by vocational service professionals, aims to reduce social anxiety and enable individuals to seek, obtain, and retain employment. We compared WCBT...
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Objective: The literature has consistently demonstrated that social anxiety disorder has substantial negative impacts on occupational functioning. However, to date, no empirical work has focused on understanding the specific nature of vocational problems among persons with social anxiety disorder. This study examined the association between percei...
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Objective: This pilot study examined the effect of structural family therapy (SFT) on children’s impairment and depressive symptomatology and mothers’ depressive symptomatology and anxiety for 31 families served by a community mental health clinic. Method: A one group predesign/postdesign, with a baseline and two follow-up time points, was used. Re...
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This study examined the effect of using the Toyota Production System (TPS) to change intake procedures on treatment timeliness within a semi-rural community mental health clinic. One hundred randomly selected cases opened the year before the change and 100 randomly selected cases opened the year after the change were reviewed. An analysis of covari...
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Social support protects women from various negative consequences, yet we have little understanding of how rural women acquire and utilize social support. Using interviews of 24 women in a North Dakota community, this research sought to understand how rural women were supported as new mothers. One, familial women and partners were vital supports to...
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Background and Purpose: Service-learning is a pedagogical approach, integrating classroom instruction with community experiences to meet course goals. While the service-learning literature has grown in recent years, minimal attention has been paid to its impact on social work education nationally. Current literature assesses localized service-learn...
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Service-learning is a pedagogical approach that integrates students’ classroom instruction with community experience. This article discusses qualitative results from a national survey examining service-learning in Council on Social Work Education–accredited baccalaureate programs. Almost 80% of the 202 program respondents required service-learning....
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“No show” rates at community mental health centers are high. Therapists at a large community mental health center developed a one-session, theoretically-informed Engagement Group to address common barriers to treatment attendance. People who missed Initial Assessments were three times more likely to complete the assessment and start therapy while t...
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This article describes a civic engagement and service learning living-learning community on a dedicated floor in a university residence hall. Students volunteered to live with one another while concurrently enrolled in social work service-learning courses. Student assessment of the combined affect service learning and residence hall living-learning...
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This article reports the findings of one county's human service network's readiness to treat gambling related problems in anticipation of the opening of a new casino. Using a cross-sectional survey design, questionnaires were mailed to executive directors of all mental health, family counseling, drug and alcohol, and faith-based, addiction-related...
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Background and Purpose: Epidemiological findings have shown that youth in the juvenile justice system are beset with a range of mental health and substance use problems. Therefore, it is critical to devise efficient screening measures that are reliable and valid in order to achieve the most effective service delivery for these youth. As such, this...
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Background and Purpose: When casino gambling is introduced to a community, there is an increase in the proportion of the community with problem or pathological gambling disorders (Room, Turner, & Ialomiteaunu, 1999). Compounding this problem is a high co-occurrence with other addictive and mental health disorders. In addition, there is an increase...
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Background & Purpose: Service-learning is a pedagogical strategy combining classroom instruction with community service as an academic learning resource. Service learning provides opportunities for students to reflect, think critically, and engage in creative problem solving strategies. In fact, Lemieux and Allen (2007) describe service-learning as...

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This project aims to better understand the financial lives of low-income rural households by examining key determinants of financial instability and material hardship as well as variations in and contextual determinants of nonprofit resources available to rural counties. Findings from this study will help inform community-level intervention strategies to target risk factors for material hardship and public and private funding polices aimed at low-income households in rural America. This project will also form the basic building blocks for a subsequent phase of research focused on understanding the link between financial instability, material hardship, and mental health among rural households – including female-headed households with children – to inform community-based interventions.