Campus Location

Abilene Campus (Residential)

Date of Award


Document Type



Social Work

Degree Name

Master of Science

Committee Chair or Primary Advisor

Alan Lipps

Second Committee Member or Secondary Advisor

Katherine Hennecke

Third Committee Member or Committee Reader

Irene Fuentes


The purpose of this thesis is to evaluate recovery outcomes defined by the Illness Management and Recovery Model (IMR) for the ongoing Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) team, which operates under the Betty Hardwick Center in Abilene, Texas. The ACT Team is designed to be a community-based model of care for individuals experiencing psychosis and serious mental illness (SMI). IMR is a structured, evidence-based psychosocial intervention designed to help individuals with SMI understand and manage their symptoms, achieve personal recovery goals, improve their quality of life, and gain a sense of empowerment and self-efficacy. The IMR model is an integrated, curriculum component of ACT that focuses on empowering clients to take an active role in their recovery process. This thesis aims to evaluate the IMR component that the ACT team has already integrated to evaluate efficacy of the ACT model in promoting IMR-defined recovery outcomes in individuals with SMI and psychosis.

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