Ridgway, Priscilla Ph.D.
Yale University School of Medicine
319 Peck Street, Bldg. One
New Haven, CT 06513
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Priscilla Ridgway is PI of "A Proposal to Plan the Capability to Live a Health LIfe Project to Address and Redress Health Inequalities Affecting People with Psychiatric Disabilities" at Nathan Kline Institue.  She is an Assistant Professor in the Program for Recovery & Community Health, Department of Psychiatry, Yale University School of Medicine and an investigator with the Center.  Her interests include human rights, recovery, services that support recovery, and amplifying the voice of mental health consumers.  Dr. Ridgway has worked as a psychiatric aide, case manager, and advocate for psychiatric inpatients, program director in an innovative psychosocial rehabilitation agency, and coordinator of research and planning for a state mental health department. Her current work involves developing and evaluating consumer recovery education programming (e.g. Recovery 101, and Pathways to Recovery groups with Focus on Recovery, United a consumer run organization); designing an evaluation methodology assessing ERFS (Elements of a Recovery Facilitating System) for the SAMHSA state infrastructure transformation grant (T-SIG), and expansion of peer support initiatives in Connecticut.

Related Publications and Presentations

Davidson, L., Ridgway, P., Wieland, M., & O’Connell, M. (2009). A capabilities approach to mental health transformation: A conceptual framework for the recovery era. Canadian Journal of Community Mental Health, 28(2), 35-46.

Ridgway, P., & McGinn, E. (2009) Premature mortality, health equity, and the capabilities framework: Presented at the Center to Study Recovery in Social Contexts Capabilities Seminar, December 11, 2009, New York City, NY.

Davidson, L., Ridgway, P., Schmutte, T., & O’Connell, M., (2009). Purposes and goals of service user involvement in mental health research, in Handbook of Service User Involvement in Mental Health Research. Edited by Wallcraft J, Schrank B, Amering M. London, (pp 87-98) John Wiley & Sons.

Schmutte, T., Flanagan, E., Bedregal, L., Ridgway, P., Sells, D., Styron, T., & Davidson, L., (2009). Self-Efficacy and self-care: Missing ingredients in health and healthcare among adults with serious mental illnesses. Psychiatr Q, 80, 1–8. PMID: 19048375 

Ridgway, P. (2008). Social inequity, ill health, and mortality: Presented at the Summer Institute, July 2008: Pearl River, NY.

Ridgway, P. (2008, July). A proposal to plan the capability to live a health life project to address and redress health inequalities affecting people with psychiatric disabilities. Poster presented at the Summer Institute, Pearl River, NY. 

Onken, S.J., Craig, C.M., Ridgway, P., Ralph, R.O., & Cook, J.A. (2007). An analysis of the definitions and elements of recovery: A review of the literature. Psychiatric Rehabilitation Journal, 31(1), 9-22. DOI: 10.2975/31.1.2007.9.22

Onken, S.J., Dumont, J.M., Ridgway, P., Dornan, D.H., & Ralph, R.O. (2002). Mental health recovery: What helps and what hinders? pg. 1-10.

Ridgway, P. (2001). Restorying psychiatric disability: Learning from first person recovery narratives. Psychiatric Rehabilitation Journal, 24(4), 335-343.

Ridgway, P., & Zipple A. M., (1990). The paradigm shift in residential services: From linear continuum to supported housing approaches. Psychosocial Rehabilitation Journal 13(4), 11-31.