Keith Morgen

Keith Morgen
Centenary College · Counseling & Psychology

Ph.D., LPC, ACS

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Publications (30)
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Aging people in prison and post-prison release pose significant yet surmountable challenges in satisfying age-specific educational, training, employment, financial and civic participation rights. This descriptive study of 677 older prisoners, aged 50+, in a statewide prison system provides a historical analysis of past and current individual and so...
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Youth with complex problems are frequently served by multiple public systems, including mental health, child welfare, juvenile justice, and education. Effective inter-professional collaboration is necessary to meet the needs of these youth, yet relationships among individual characteristics of service providers and their collaborative activities ha...
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Purpose – The residential therapeutic community (TC) treatment modality has been shown to effectively reduce drug use and improve psychiatric/medical health among clients who are often disproportionately impacted by medical conditions and have a co-occurring psychiatric disorder such as Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Yet not much is known re...
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Recent evidence suggests that older adults in prison experience a high level of adverse life experiences that can be categorized as trauma, stress, grief and loss. However, there is a dearth of research that examines how older adults' use of physical, cognitive, emotional, social, and spiritual coping resources influence their physical and mental w...
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Purpose of Study: A theoretical integration of the life course perspective, cumulative advantage, disadvantage or inequality, and stress processing theories provide an important integrated lens to study the relationship between accumulated interpersonal, social-structural, and historical trauma and stressful experiences on mental well-being mental...
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Background: America’s prison system is rapidly graying, and older adults in prison have serious physical and mental health problems (Maschi et al., 2012). Recent evidence suggests that older adults have a high frequency of traumatic and stressful life events (T-SLE; Maschi et al., 2011).. Additionally, stress process theory (Pearlin, 2005) posits a...
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Limited research covers substance use disorders (SUD) in the older offender (ages 55 years and older). This study (N=334) found limited cognitive coping resources, extensive trauma histories, and limited exposure to SUD/mental health care in-prison for older offenders with SUD in a state prison system.
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Background: The aging prison population in the United States presents a significant public health challenge with high rates of trauma and mental health issues that the correctional system alone is ill-prepared to address. The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship of age, objective, and subjective measures of trauma and stressful lif...
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Background and Purpose: America's overcrowded prison system is rapidly graying. Official statistics show that prisoners aged 50 and older have serious physical and mental health problems and trauma histories (Maschi et al, 2011). The correctional system is ill-prepared to address their complex needs while in prison and community reentry needs (Loeb...
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The aging prison population in the United States presents a significant public health challenge with high rates of trauma and mental health issues that the correctional system alone is ill-prepared to address. The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship of age, objective, and subjective measures of trauma and stressful life events and...
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This study examined lifetime trauma and life event stressors among young and older prisoners. A stratified random sample of young (age 18 to 24 years) and older (age 55 and above) male prisoners was drawn from the New Jersey Department of Corrections. Fifty-eight participants completed a modified version of the Trauma and Stressful Life Experiences...
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The purpose of this study was to contribute to the extant literature by examining the relationship of traumatic and stressful life experiences among youthful offenders aged 18–24years old. The sample included 38 youthful offenders incarcerated in the New Jersey Department of Corrections in 2008. During in-person interviews, youthful offenders compl...
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The United States' older adult prison population is growing rapidly. This study identifies and describes important psychosocial characteristics, particularly trauma, life-event stressors, health, mental health, and substance abuse, among older adults in prison. Data were collected using case record reviews of 114 prisoners aged 55 or older in the N...
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Latent growth curve analysis was used to assess motivation change across 3 time points for 120 therapeutic community residents. Models included the time-in-variant predictor of readiness for treatment, which significantly predicted initial treatment motivation but not the rate of motivation change over time.
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Background: Evidence suggests a consistent relationship between youth who engage in risk behaviors, such as substance use and delinquency, and later adult criminality (Hiller,2005;Teplin, 2005;Van Horn,2007). Psychological and social level factors, such as self esteem, family social support, and religiosity, have been shown to protect youth from en...
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The purpose of this study was to explore the moderating influence of race/ethnicity on the relationship between child maltreatment and internalizing symptoms (e.g., affective and somatic problems) and externalizing behavior (e.g., rule breaking behavior and aggression) among African-American and Caucasian children aged 7 to 12 years old. Using a lo...
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The purpose of this secondary data analysis was to explore the mediating influence of internalizing behavior on the link between child maltreatment and externalizing behavior (for example, rule-breaking behavior and aggressive behavior) among children. Using a longitudinal comparison group design and a sample of 300 youths (56 percent maltreated),...
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This study explores gender differences in the pathways to services among adolescents. Using a sample of 2482 youth aged 12 to 17 and the Adolescent Information Form (AIF), the characteristics of youth, sources of referral, service history, and contributing factors for referral were explored. Descriptive analyses revealed significant differences in...
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This purpose of this study was to explore the moderating influence of gender on the relationship between child maltreatment and internalizing symptoms (e.g., affective and somatic problems) and externalizing behavior (e.g., rule breaking behavior and aggression) among children aged 7–12years old. Using a longitudinal comparison group design and a s...
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Tobacco dependence is a leading cause of morbidity and mortality in addiction treatment programs. Recently, the NYS Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS) announced regulations applicable to all OASAS programs to institute a policy of tobacco free premises starting July, 2008. As such, clients entering long-term residential treat...
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The purpose of this study was to explore the influence of negative affect and delinquent peer exposure on the link between trauma and juvenile delinquency. Using a nationally representative sample of 2,065 males, a secondary data analysis was conducted to test a mediation model based on general strain theory. Mediation analyses revealed that negati...
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The study examined the perceived benefits and costs of alcohol use among undergraduates (N=462) perceiving their drinking as normal or abnormal as well as those undergraduates who met or did not meet the DSM-IV-TR criteria for an alcohol disorder. A 2x2 MANOVA and univariate analyses on the benefits (pros) and costs (cons) scales of the Alcohol Dec...
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Health-related quality of life (HRQOL) in substance abusers remains an area of inquiry in need of investigation. The few studies on the topic have found substance abuser HRQOL less than that of the general population. The present research compared 303 substance abusers in long-term residential therapeutic community treatment in New York with a gene...
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Many recovering substance users report quitting drugs because they wanted a better life. The road of recovery is the path to a better life but a challenging and stressful path for most. There has been little research among recovering persons in spite of the numbers involved, and most research has focused on substance use outcomes. This study examin...
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The "Guiding Adolescents to Prevention" (GAP) Program, established by Integrity House, a drug therapeutic community in Newark and Secaucus, New Jersey, is designed to reduce the risk of HIV transmission, reduce the incidence of drug abuse, and facilitate the development of positive lifestyle alternatives to violence and crime in adolescents housed...

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