Presentations

2017

Shearer, A.L., Townley, G., & Terry, R. (2017, September). Neighborhood attitudes towards supportive housing. Invited presentation at Cascadia Behavioral Healthcare’s Senior Leadership meeting, Portland, OR.

Salzer, M.S., Bruzilovskiy, E., Townley, G., & Snethen, G. (2017, August). GPS tracking of community participation of individuals with serious mental illnesses. In Mark Salzer and Zlatka Russinova (Chairs), Community participation and inclusion of individuals with psychiatric disabilities. Symposium presented at the 125th Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, Washington, DC.

Townley, G. (2017, July). Distal social support: The role of casual connections in promoting community inclusion. Paper presented at the 2017 Summer Institute on Community Inclusion, Philadelphia.

Shearer, A.L., & Townley, G. (2017, June). Impact of proximity to supportive housing on mental illness attitudes. In Greg Townley (Chair), The Transformative role of community participation and housing in promoting inclusion of individuals with psychiatric disabilities. Symposium presented at the Society for Community Research and Action 16th Biennial Conference, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.

Stewart, K., & Townley, G. (2017). Sense of community and psychological well-being among homeless youth. Poster presented at the Society for Community Research and Action 16th Biennial Conference, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.

Terry, R., Townley, G., Brusilovskiy, E., & Salzer, M.S. (2017, June). The influence of sense of community on the relationship between community participation and recovery of individuals with psychiatric disabilities. In Greg Townley (Chair), The Transformative role of community participation and housing in promoting inclusion of individuals with psychiatric disabilities. Symposium presented at the Society for Community Research and Action 16th Biennial Conference, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.

Terry, R., & Townley, G. (2017, June). Highlighting the way forward: A review of community mental health research and practice published in AJCP and JCP. Poster to be presented at the Society for Community Research and Action 16th Biennial Conference, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.

Townley, G., Brusilovskiy, E., Snethen, G., & Salzer, M.S. (2017, June). Using geospatial methods to examine the impact of resource availability and accessibility on community participation of individuals with psychiatric disabilities. In Greg Townley (Chair), The Transformative role of community participation and housing in promoting inclusion of individuals with psychiatric disabilities. Symposium presented at the Society for Community Research and Action 16th Biennial Conference, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.

2016

Snethen, G., Brusilovskiy, E., Townley, G., & Salzer, M. (2016, October). Social media usage: A comparison between individuals with and without serious mental illnesses. Paper presented at the American Public Health Association 2016 meeting, Denver, CO.

Terry, R., Stewart, K., Glace, A., Kyler-Yanos, J., & McConnell, E. (2016, October). Where to start? Tips to getting in psychology graduate school. Roundtable presented at the 11th annual Community Research and Action in the West (CRA-W) conference, Portland, OR.

Townley, G., Amann, T., Cerra, N., Jones, K., Karpen, H., McCrary, S., McKenzie, R., & West, M. (2016, October). From street to home: A photovoice project with clients of Central City Concern inspired by their journeys into and out of homelessness. Paper presented at the 11th Annual Community Research and Action in the West (CRA-W) conference, Portland, OR.

Townley, G., Bursilovskiy, E., & Salzer, M. (2016, October). Comparing the community living and participation experiences of individuals with and without serious mental illnesses. Poster presented at the American Public Health Association 2016 meeting, Denver, CO.

Brusilovskiy, E., Townley, G., & Salzer, M. (2016, June). The relationship between resource availability and accessibility with community participation of individuals with serious mental illnesses. Paper presented at the URISA’s 2016 GIS and Health Symposium, Washington, DC.

Cerra, N., Townley, G., & Caress, D. (2016, June). 2015 Central City Concern Community Health Survey. Poster presented at the 2016 National Health Care for the Homeless Conference, Portland, OR.

West, M., Townley, G., Cerra, N., & Amann, T. (2016, May). From street to home: Using photovoice to better understand homelessness in Portland. Poster presented at the 2016 Portland State Student Research Symposium, Portland, OR.

2015

Brusilovskiy, E., Salzer, M., Townley, G., & Snethan, G. (2015, November). Social media use and community participation among individuals with psychiatric disabilities. Paper presented at the American Public Health Association 2015 Meeting, Chicago, IL.

Townley, G., Brusilovskiy, E., & Salzer, M. (2015, November). Rural-urban differences in community participation, sense of community, and perceptions of the built environment among individuals with psychiatric disabilities. Poster presented at the American Public Health Association 2015 Meeting, Chicago, IL.

Cummings, C., & Townley, G.  (2015, October). Sense of community in academic: A mixed methods analysis. Paper presented at the Community Research and Action in the West Regional Conference; Bothwell, WA.

Townley, G. (2015, July). Utilizing comics and visual research methods to examine the interplay of health and place. Paper presented at the Comics & Medicine 6th International Conference, Riverside, CA.

Townley, G. (2015, June). Adapting SOC theory and measurement to capture the unique context of community for individuals with psychiatric disabilities. In Neil Boyd & Branda Nowell (Chairs), Sense of community: New insights, prospects, and issues. Symposium at the Society for Community Research and Action 15th Biennial Conference, Lowell, MA.

Townley, G. (2015, June). Out of exclusion and into community: Examining psychological well-being and sense fo community among homeless youth. In Molly Brown (Chair), Refocusing outcomes in homelessness research: Recovery, community engagement, and independence as key indicators of success . Symposium at the Society for Community Research and Action 15th Biennial Conference, Lowell, MA.

Townley, G., & Pearson, L. (2015, June). Utilizing participatory mapping and Geographic Information Systems to assess community participation and well-being of homeless youth. In Greg Townley (Chair), Utilizing GIS, GPS, and accelerometry to examine the social environments, community participation, and mobility of marginalized groups. Symposium at the Society for Community Research and Action 15th Biennial Conference, Lowell, MA.

Shearer, A. L. & Townley, G. (2015, June). Evaluation of the physical and social benefits of a health eating and active lifestyle program for individuals with psychiatric disabilities. Poster presented at the Society for Community Research and Action 14th Biennial Conference, Lowell, MA.

Cummings, C., & Townley, G.  (2015, May). Navigating academic: A mixed methods analysis of sense of community, faculty-student relationships, and student success. Paper presented at the Portland State University Student Research Symposium; Portland, OR.

Cummings, C., & Townley, G.  (2015, May). Navigating academic: A mixed methods analysis of sense of community, faculty-student relationships, and student success. Paper presented at the University of Washington Undergraduate Research Symposium; Seattle, WA.

Shearer, A. L. & Townley, G. (2015, February). More than physical benefits: An analysis of the unanticipated social benefits of engagement in a healthy eating and active lifestyle program for individuals with mental health challenges. Poster presented at the 7th International Together Against Stigma: Each Mind Matters Conference; San Francisco, CA.

2014

Shearer, A.L., Townley, G., & Overgard, C. (2014, October). More than physical benefits: A mixed-methods study of engagement in a healthy eating and active lifestyle program for individuals with psychiatric disabilities. Paper presented at the Northwest ECO Community Psychology Conference, Portland, OR.

O’Brien, K., Burns-Glover, A., Mankowski, E., Salgado, D.M., & Townley, G. (2014, June). Lessons Learned from Collaborative Research with Community Partners. Invited preconference session at the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues (SPSSI) 10th Biennial Conference, Portland, OR.

Townley, G., Davis, B.A., & Shearer, A.L. (2014, June). Mobilizing diverse stakeholders toward transformative change in community mental health. Interactive discussion at the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues (SPSSI) 10th Biennial Conference, Portland, OR.

Townley, G., Pearson, L., Smith, J., Lobdell, S., Ludtke, T., Shearer, A., & Meeker, R. (2014, June). The Community Housing and Resident Perspectives (CHARP) Study. Invited presentation for the Cascadia Behavioral Healthcare Board meeting.

Macnaughton, E., Townley, G., Polvere, L., & Piat, M. (2014, March). Participant narratives from the At Home/ Chez Soi Housing First Project: Implications for understanding how Housing First makes a difference in people’s lives.  Paper presented at the Housing First Partners Conference, Chicago, IL.

Nelson, G., Townley, G., MacLeod, T., & Pat, M. (2014, March). An evaluation of implementation of Canada’s At Home/ Chez Soi Housing First Project.  Paper presented at the Housing First Partners Conference, Chicago, IL.

2013

Townley, G., Pearson, L., Nguyen, J., Prophet, N., & Trauernicht, M. (2013, October). Understanding the experience of place for homeless youth in Portland.  Paper presented at the Northwest ECO Community Psychology Conference, Portland, OR.

Warren, P., Van Eck, K., Townley, G., & Kloos, B. (2013, August). Religious coping and optimism in persons with psychiatric disabilities in supportive housing.  In John E. Perez (Chair), Religious coping in three contexts—Cancer, mental Illness, and bereavement. Symposium at The American Psychological Association (APA) 121st Annual Convention, Honolulu, HI.

Belyaev- Glantsman, O., Jason, L., Mcmahon, S., Brown, A., Mankowski, E., Townley, G., Stewart, E., Silva, J., Udell, W., Meissen, G., Grohe, H., & Long, K. (2013, June). Planning and implementing an undergraduate program in community psychology. Workshop at the Society for Community Research and Action 14th Biennial Conference, Miami, FL.

Castellow, J., Townley, G., & Kloos, B. (2013, June). Previous experiences of homelessness as a risk factor for persons with serious mental illness. Poster presented at the Society for Community Research and Action 14th Biennial Conference, Miami, FL.

Davis, B., Townley, G., & Kloos, B. (2013, June). The impact of community stigma on well-being and adaptive functioning of individuals experiencing psychiatric disabilities. In Mona M Amer (Chair), Stigma at the intersection of health and raise: Raising awareness and reducing harmful effects. Symposium at the Society for Community Research and Action 14th Biennial Conference, Miami, FL.

Kloos, B., Davis, B., Kurzban, L., & Townley, G. (2013, June). Finding pathways from home to community: Social environment and social inclusion for persons with psychiatric disabilities.  In Bret Kloos (Chair), Social environments and well-being of persons experiencing psychiatric disabilities. Symposium at the Society for Community Research and Action 14th Biennial Conference, Miami, FL.

Kurzban, L., Townley, G., & Kloos, B. (2013, June). Physical health problems and individuals with psychiatric disabilities: Examining the impact of social-environmental factors, mental health, and recovery. In Bret Kloos (Chair), Social environments and well-being of persons experiencing psychiatric disabilities. Symposium at the Society for Community Research and Action 14th Biennial Conference, Miami, FL.

Townley, G., Phillips, S., Borkman, T., Brown, L. Hollman, R., & Lucksted, A. (2013, June). Promoting community thriving through widespread use of self-help/ mutual-support groups.  Town meeting at the Society for Community Research and Action 14th Biennial Conference, Miami, FL.

Townley, G., Asiamah, D., Chien, V., Kloos, B., Meyers, D., & Wandersman, A. (2013, June). Alternative clinical-community predoctoral internships: Formal internship experiences for community psychologists in clinical-community psychology programs.  Roundtable discussion at the Society for Community Research and Action 14th Biennial Conference, Miami, FL.

Townley, G. & Kloos, B. (2013, June). A little goes a long way: Assessing distal supports for individuals with psychiatric disabilities.  In Bret Kloos (Chair), Social environments and well-being of persons experiencing psychiatric disabilities. Symposium at the Society for Community Research and Action 14th Biennial Conference, Miami, FL.

Piat, M., Polverre, L., Nelson, G., Townley, G., McNaughton, E., & Goering, P. (2013, June). Understanding stigma among homeless persons: Pathways into homelessness. Paper presented at the World Congress for Social Psychiatry, Lisbon, Portugal.

Katz, J., Townley, G., Hudson, S., Fernandes, P., Wandersman, A., Schillaci, M., & Mousseau, T. (2013, March). Sense of community in the STEM transfer experience.  Poster presented at the National Science Foundation’s STEP Grantee Meeting, Washington, D.C.

2012

Townley, G. (2012, October). Using Geographic Information Systems (GIS) to better understand people and places.  Paper presented at the Northwest Community Research and Action Conference, Portland, OR.

Lucas, S., Mankowski, E., Ratcliffe, A., Sloan, T., & Townley, G. (2012, October). Beyond the Individual: Perspectives in Community Psychology.  Panel presentation at the Northwest Community Research and Action Conference, Portland, OR.

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