Dr. Sporer Interviewed for Article in New England Psychologist

Dr. Karyn Sporer was interviewed for an article in the November 2019 New England Psychologist magazine. The article “Study identifies resiliency strategies for family members of violent patients” is co-written by UMaine Sociology alumnae Katarina Monahan.

From the New England Psychologist:

“Family members of people with severe mental illness and violent tendencies often feel confused and isolated. Mental health professionals can help them by increasing their knowledge of mental illness and introducing them to strategies to ease the burden.

That conclusion came from research led by Karyn Sporer, Ph.D., assistant professor of sociology at the University of Maine. She and her team used in-depth, ethnographic interviews with 42 parents and siblings of violent children with severe mental illness to generate data and identify coping methods.”

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