Theses / Unpublished

Theses / Unpublished


Boys, John F. The Birth of a Community Mental Health Clinic. M.S.W. Report: University of Toronto, 1953. 

Briault, Margaret A. A History of the Toronto Mental Health Clinic, 1946-1954: With Particular Reference to a Change in Function. M.S.W. Thesis: University of Toronto, 1954.

Bush, Alice-Jeanne. The mentally ill in the federal prison system in British Columbia, who are they and how do they fare?: An exploration. Unpublished MA thesis, Simon Fraser, 1992. Thesis discusses deinstitutionalization and the increase of mentally ill offenders in the criminal justice system.

Chambers, Susan. Implementing the 1987 draft plan to downsize Riverview Hospital: Expanding the social control network. Unpublished MA thesis, Simon Fraser University, 1993. Thesis discusses deinstitutionalization in BC’s Lower Mainland region and the effects it has had on mental health practice, social service workers and ex-patients. Looks at Vancouver’s Downtown East Side.

Corbett, A. F. Not so good, not so bad: An ethnographic study of the lives of former residents of Exon House following deinstitutionalization. Unpublished MA thesis, Memorial University, 1997.

Dickinson, Harley D. Community Psychiatry: The Transformation of Psychiatric Work. Unpublished Ph.D. Thesis: University of Lancaster, 1984. 

Dinham, P. S. Conceptions and management of mental illness in outport Newfoundland. Unpublished MA thesis, Memorial University, 1972.

Durst, Adrienne. Art Therapy: Three Models of Community-Based Mental Health Facilities. Unpublished MA thesis, Concordia University, 1999. Thesis considers art therapy and the role art therapy has played in community-based mental health facilities since deinstitutionalization.

Dussault, Marie. From institution to community: Exploring the challenges of caring for youth with severe mental illness. Unpublished MPP, Simon Fraser University, 2006.

Dyck, Erika. Psychedelic Psychiatry: LSD and Post-World War II Medical Experimentation. Unpublished Ph.D. Thesis, McMaster University, 2005. 

Evenson, Daniela. The Impact of Provincial Government Funding Arrangements on Community-Based Nonprofit Organizations Providing Mental Health Services. Unpublished MSW thesis, University of Manitoba, 2000. Thesis discusses the second phase of mental health reform, the state funding of nonprofits that provide supports for community living and their bureaucratization.

Everett, Barbara Leader. A Fragile Revolution: Consumers and psychiatric survivors confront the power of the mental health system. PhD thesis, York University, 1997. Thesis discusses mental health reform, the involvement of ex-patients and practitioners, centering on the experiences of four individuals.

Foster, M. A historical overview of art therapy since the advent of deinstitutionalization. Unpublished MA thesis, Concordia University, 1989.

Gingell, Christopher Robert. The criminalization of the mentally ill: An examination of the hypothesis. Unpublished PhD thesis, Simon Fraser University, 1991. Thesis discusses the presence of mentally ill individuals in the criminal justice system and their criminalization as one consequence of deinstitutionalization.

Gordon, R.M. Mental disorders, law and state: A sociological analysis of the period of reform in Canadian mental health law. Unpublished PhD thesis, University of British Columbia, 1988. Thesis discusses legal reform in Canadian mental health laws and how it reflects changes in psychiatry, economy and human agency. Details development of community-based mental health resources following de-institutionalization.

Johnson, Cornelia. A History of Mental Health Care in Manitoba: A Local Manifestation of an International Social Movement. Unpublished MA thesis, University of Manitoba, 1980. Thesis discusses the development of the mental health system in Manitoba, from the institution to community care, considering changes in psychiatry and treatment, disillusionment with the asylum system and the move to community care. 

Larivière, N. Adjustment to community residential settings among severely and chronically mentally ill older adults. Unpublished MSc thesis, McGill University, 2001.

Libbiter, A.P. Asylum, commitment, and psychiatric treatment in historical context. Unpublished MSW thesis, University of British Columbia, 1994. Thesis discusses the interaction of asylum-based care, the dominance of psychiatry, and mental health legislation and considers the consequences of these interactions. Thesis covers deinstitutionalization and the development of community-based alternatives to institutional care.

Mate, John Joseph. The Maples: The evolution of a therapeutic community: A case study. Unpublished MA thesis, Simon Fraser University, 1972. Thesis examines the therapeutic community and treatment process at Maples Adolescent Treatment Centre, Coquitlam, BC. Research is conducted from the perspective of the youths, the staff and the researcher.

Myers, N. M. Defining their situation: The experience of long-term mental patients in an asylum committed to non-institutional treatment. Unpublished MA thesis, McGill University, 1979.

Nijjar, Hartinderjeet. Improving community support programs for the mentally ill. Unpublished MPP, Simon Fraser University, 2009. Thesis examines the policy and the process of deinstitutionalization in order to suggest ways of increasing community support for those living with long-term mental illness.

Richardson, Theresa R. The Century of the Child: The Mental, Hygiene Movement and Social Policy in the United States and Canada. Ph.D. Thesis: University of British Columbia, 1987. 

Rogers, Scott. Down But Not Out: A Study of a Men’s Shelter From a Symbolic Interactionist Perspective. Unpublished MA thesis, University of Windsor, 1997. Thesis discusses men living in homeless shelters, detailing homelessness and poverty.

Seager, John William. Mental institutions: Their structure, function and effectiveness. Unpublished MA, Simon Fraser University, 1973. Thesis discusses the shift from ‘total institution’ to community mental health programs with a focus on British Columbia.

Sillars, Dorothy Jean. The Development of Community Mental Health Nursing in Toronto from 1917 to 1947. Unpublished M.Sc. Thesis: University of Toronto, 1983. 

Thibault, K. Smoke and Mirrors: Reflections of policy and practice for those with a mental illness and who are in conflict with the law. Unpublished MSW thesis, McGill University, 2005. Thesis discusses mental health policy and the language of mental health policy which frames mental health patients in legal terms.

Toth, Jean Laura. The role of selected personality characteristics in the prediction of psychiatric rehospitalization: Deinstitutionalization re-visited. Unpublished PhD thesis, Simon Fraser University, 1992. Thesis examines a number of psychiatric patients and proposes patterns of re-hospitalization. Includes a brief history of deinstitutionalization and community care.