Stephania L. Hayes

Stephania HayesEducation

Ph.D. (2020)

University of California, Berkeley, School of Social Welfare
Dissertation Title: Conceptualization and Measurement of Helping-Related Stress in Peer Support Specialists
Committee: Jennifer Skeem (chair), Eileen Gambrill, Joan Bloom

MA (2010)

University of Southern California
Occupational Therapy; Focus in Psychosocial Practice

BA (2008)

University of Florida 
Health Science, summa cum laude; Focus in Pre-Occupational Therapy, Rehabilitative Services

Skills and Interests

  • Adult mental health treatment
  • User-driven health services & research
  • Measure development
  • Survey methods
  • Big data wrangling (SPSS)
  • Program management, evaluation & planning
  • Scientific writing for general audiences
  • Creative arts & holistic health

Email:  stephania@berkeley.edu

Curriculum vitae

Publications

Peer-reviewed journals

Hayes, S. L., & Skeem, J. (in review). Do peer support workers experience disproportionate general stress or occupational stress?

Hayes, S. L., & Skeem, J. (in review). Do measures of work-related stress uniquely predict peer specialists' employment outcomes?

Segal, S. P., Rimes, L., & Hayes, S. L. (2019). The utility of outpatient commitment: Reduced risks of victimization and crime perpetration. European Psychiatry. doi: 10.1016/j.eurpsy.2018.12.001

Segal, S. P., Hayes, S. L., & Rimes, L. (2018). The utility of outpatient commitment: Access to medical care and protecting health. Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology. doi: 10.1007/s00127-018-1510-5

Segal, S. P., Hayes, S. L., & Rimes, L. (2017). The utility of outpatient commitment: I. A need for treatment and a least restrictive alternative to psychiatric hospitalization. Psychiatric Services, 68(12), 1247-1254. doi: 10.1176/appi.ps.201600161

Segal, S. P., Hayes, S. L., & Rimes, L. (2017). The utility of outpatient commitment: II. Mortality risk and protecting health, safety, and quality of life. Psychiatric Services, 68(12), 1255-1261. doi: 10.1176/appi.ps.201600164

Hayes, S. L., & Segal, S. P. (2017). Fear of adverse mental health treatment experiences: Initial psychometric properties of a brief self-report measure. Psychological Assessment, 29(5), 509. doi: 10.1037/pas0000362

Segal, S. P., & Hayes, S. L. (2016). Consumer-run services research and implications for mental health care. Epidemiology and Psychiatric Sciences, 25(5) 1-7. doi: 10.1017/S2045796016000287

Ostrow, L., & Hayes, S. L. (2015). Leadership and characteristics of nonprofit mental health peer-run organizations nationwide. Psychiatric Services, 66(4): 421–425. doi: 10.1176/appi.ps.201400080

Hayes, S. L., Storch, E. A., & Berlanga, L. (2009). Skin picking behaviors: An examination of prevalence and severity in a community sample. Journal of Anxiety Disorders, 23(3), 314-319. doi: 10.1016/j.janxdis.2009.01.008

Book Chapters:

Hayes, S. L., & Segal, S. P. (2020). Fear of adverse mental health treatment experiences: Initial psychometric properties of a brief self-report measure. In K. Corcoran (Ed.), Measures for Clinical Practice and Research (6th ed.). Oxford University Press.

Pitts, D. & Hayes, S. L. (2014). Chapter 6: Assessments. Best practices in psychiatric rehabilitation (2nd ed.). McLean, VA: Psychiatric Rehabilitation Association.

Presentations

Peer-reviewed presentations

Hayes, S. L., & Skeem, J. (2019, January). Factorial Validity of the Maslach Burnout Inventory in Peer Support Providers. Paper presented at the 23rd Annual Conference of the Society for Social Work and Research in San Francisco, CA.

Hayes, S. L., & Segal, S. P. (2019, January). Fear of adverse mental health treatment experiences: Initial psychometric properties of a brief self-report measure. Poster presented at the 23rd Annual Conference of the Society for Social Work and Research in San Francisco, CA.

Taguchi Meyer, J., Wilson, N. G., Lien Margetis. J., Hayes, E. W., Lee, J., Hayes, S. L., & Nakasuji, B. J. (2013, April). OT Students with Disabilities in Fieldwork: Perspectives and Lessons Learned. Workshop presented at the 93rd Annual American Occupational Therapy Association Conference in San Diego, CA.

Lopez, E. A., Curry, R., & Hayes, S. L. (2011, April). Community-Based Mental Health Practice: The OT Student Experience. Poster presented at the 91st Annual American Occupational Therapy Association Conference in Philadelphia, PA.

Hayes, S. L., Storch, E. A., & Berlanga, L. (2008, August). Skin picking behaviors: An examination of prevalence and severity in a community sample. Poster presented at the 15th Annual Obsessive Compulsive Foundation Conference in Boston, MA.

Other selected presentations

Pitts, D. & Hayes, S. L. (2014, May). Assessment Best Practices for the Recovery-Oriented Practitioner. Webinar presented as part of the CPRP Domain-Focused Webinar Series.

Hayes, S. L. (2010, March). Meaningful engagement for board and care dwellers. Poster presented at the Los Angeles Schweitzer Fellowship Symposium, "Barriers to Care: Marginalized in Los Angeles."

Hayes, S. L., Storch, E. A., & Berlanga, L. (2008, May). Skin picking behaviors: An examination of prevalence and severity in a community sample. Poster presented at the Malcom Randall VA Medical Center Annual Research Fair in Gainesville, FL.

Hayes, S. L., Storch, E. A., & Berlanga, L. (2008, April). Skin picking behaviors: An examination of prevalence and severity in a community sample. Poster presented at the University of Florida Psychology Undergraduate Research Forum in Gainesville, FL.

Hayes, S. L., Storch, E. A., & Berlanga, L. (2008, April). Skin picking behaviors: An examination of prevalence and severity in a community sample. Poster presented at the University of Florida College of Public Health & Health Professions Research Fair in Gainesville, FL (winner of Outstanding Research Award).

Hayes, S. L., Storch, E. A., & Berlanga, L. (2008, March). Skin picking behaviors: An examination of prevalence and severity in a community sample. Poster presented at the University of Florida Undergraduate Research Symposium in Gainesville, FL.

Hayes, S. L. (2007, April). Meeting the Needs: Traffic Art and Dance Exchange. Panel discussion at the Annual Conference of the Sickle Cell Disease Association of Florida, North Central Florida Chapter in Gainesville, FL.

Kedar, A., Sonke-Henderson, J., Adams, C., Robinson, G., Hayes, S. L., & Bryant, E. (2007, March). Traffic art and dance exchange: Assessing the effects of a performance-based dance program on self-esteem and self- worth in adolescents and young adults with sickle cell disease. Poster presented at the University of Florida College of Medicine Annual Research Day in Gainesville, FL.

in absentia (peer-reviewed)

Segal, S. P., Hayes, S. L., & Rimes, L. (2020, January). Outpatient Civil Commitment Reduces Safety-Risks Associated with Episodes of Severe Mental Illness. Paper presented by Dr. Segal at the 24th Annual Conference of the Society for Social Work and Research in Washington, DC.

Segal, S. P., Hayes, S. L., & Rimes, L. (2018, January). The Utility of Outpatient Commitment: A Need for Treatment and a Least Restrictive Alternative to Psychiatric Hospitalization. Paper presented by Dr. Segal at the 22nd Annual Conference of the Society for Social Work and Research in Washington, DC.

Segal, S. P., Hayes, S. L., & Rimes, L. (2015, July). Hospital and Emergency Department Utilization: The Role of Community Treatment Orders. Paper presented by Dr. Segal as part of the symposium "Improving the Use of Involuntary Care" at the XXXIV International Congress of Law and Mental Health, Vienna, Austria.

Kedar, A., Sonke-Henderson, J., Adams, C., Robinson, G., Hayes, S. L., & Bryant, E. (2007, September). Traffic art and dance exchange: Assessing the effects of a performance-based dance program on self-esteem and self-worth in adolescents and young adults with sickle cell disease. Poster session presented by lead authors at the 35th Annual Convention of the Sickle Cell Disease Association of America, Inc in Washington, DC.

Selected Honors and Awards

James and Khadija Midgley Doctoral Dissertation Award
UC Berkeley School of Social Welfare | 2020

Mentored Research Award
UC Berkeley Office of the President | 2014 – 2015

Departmental Fellowship
UC Berkeley School of Social Welfare | 2012 – 2015

Leadership Award
USC Division of Occupational Science & Occupational Therapy | 2008 & 2010

Fellow
The Albert Schweitzer Fellowship, Los Angeles | 2009 – 2010

Academic Merit Scholarship
USC Division of Occupational Science & Occupational Therapy | 2008 – 2009

Outstanding Research Award
UF College of Public Health & Health Professions | 2008

Undergraduate Research Fellow
UF University Scholars Program | 2007 – 2008

Research Experience

Graduate Research Assistant | 2012 – 2016
Mack Center on Mental Health and Social Conflict, Berkeley, CA
Data analyst / programmer and co-author in longitudinal study of health outcomes for Australians placed on Community Treatment Orders (outpatient commitment). Using SPSS, synthesized several administrative databases capturing 12 years of health, mental health, criminal justice and death records of mental health service users, 11,424 of whom were placed on CTOs. Responsibilities included standardization of coding, data transformation, creation of metadata, descriptive and regression analyses, and summary reports. Balanced the discussion of this controversial subject matter with service user- centered perspectives.

Network Member | 2013 – 2014
Lived Experience Research Network, Baltimore, MD
Led the design and successful grant writing effort for the mixed methods project Sharing Experience Learned Firsthand, awarded $20,000 through SAMHSA's BRSS TACS funding mechanism.

Research Assistant | 2008 – 2009
USC Division of Occupational Science & Occupational Therapy, Los Angeles, CA
Managed database, intake and cleaning of qualitative data (largely interview transcriptions and artifacts) for the multimethod ethnographic study Boundary Crossing: Resituating Cultural Competence.

Evaluation Point Person | 2008
Washington University's Brown School of Social Work, St. Louis, MO
UF Center for the Arts in Healthcare Research & Education, Gainesville, FL
Provided logistic support for the Florida arm of the NIH-funded Vital Visionaries project, which facilitated artistic and cultural activities for medical students and elders with an aim to reduce negative stereotypes toward the aged. Recruited participants, administered assessments, and archived data.

Research Assistant | 2007 – 2008
North Florida Foundation for Research and Education, Inc., Gainesville, FL
Was instrumental in the synthesis of successful DoD grant proposals (over $200,000 awarded). Coordinated submission of Institutional Review Board and regulatory forms for clinical drug trials at Malcom Randall VA Medical Center; recruited and trained research assistants.

Research Assistant | 2007 – 2008
University of Florida Department of Psychiatry Research Lab, Gainesville, FL
Under the mentorship of Dr. Eric Storch (Baylor College of Medicine), designed and executed all aspects of an undergraduate Honors Thesis on the prevalence and severity of body-focused repetitive behaviors and their relationships to affective distress; secured $2500 in intramural funding for project. To date, the resultant manuscript has been cited nearly 200 times and is reported as the first known epidemiological study of skin picking behaviors.

Research Assistant | 2006 – 2008
UF Center for the Arts in Healthcare Research & Education, Gainesville, FL
Assisted with study protocol development for the qualitative research project Traffic Art and Dance Exchange: Assessing the Effects of a Performance-based Dance Program on Self-esteem and Self-worth in Adolescents and Young Adults with Sickle Cell Disease. Co-facilitated weekly dance program and mentored another undergraduate researcher on her related Honors Thesis.

Professional Experience

Creative Arts Director | 2011 – 2012

Jefferson Transitional Programs/Recovery Innovations, Riverside, CA
Responsible for the design, implementation, budgeting and evaluation of recovery-oriented arts programs for adults seeking mental health support, including:

  • Mobile unit of contracted Peer Artists facilitating art and recovery education throughout Riverside County (MHSA Innovation-funded);
  • Supportive programming at the Art Works Gallery, including on-site classes, peer support, opportunities for displaying and selling art;
  • Special events to raise funds and promote community mental health initiatives.
Oversaw the program's largest budget to date, a regular staff of nine, and several volunteers.

Fellow | 2009 – 2010
The Albert Schweitzer Fellowship, Los Angeles, CA
Partnered with Project Return Peer Support Network to address occupational deprivation in board and care homes. Enhanced peer-led support groups with recovery-oriented concepts and activities focused on inclusion, empowerment, physical health, resource access, leisure interests, social skills, and vocation.

Student Fieldwork Assistant | 2009
USC Division of Occupational Science & Occupational Therapy, Los Angeles, CA
Secured fieldwork placements for occupational therapy students.

Residential Supervisor, Habilitation Technician | 2006
ARC of Alachua County, Gainesville, FL
Supervised the implementation of individualized behavioral programs; provided behavioral intervention in a group home for teens with Prader-Willi Syndrome and other developmental disabilities; supported ADLs and community inclusion; trained in medication administration and aggression management.

Caregiver | 2004
Comfort Keepers, Altamonte Springs, FL
Provided companionship, health monitoring, ADL assistance, and recreational opportunities for clients with advanced age or chronic illnesses.

Teaching Experience 

Reader
UC Berkeley School of Social Welfare, Berkeley, CA
Graded and critiqued Master's-level student essays in "Human Behavior in the Social Environment."

Interim Supervisor of Occupational Therapy Training Program
 2011 – 2012 | Jefferson Transitional Programs/Recovery Innovations, Riverside, CA
Oversaw Level 1 OT fieldwork students, introducing them to holistic, person-centered care within the context of a community-based, peer-driven mental health setting. Motivated students to pursue mental health practice upon graduation; supported their successful application to related post-graduate fellowship.

Curriculum Assistant
2002 – 2003 | Valencia Community College, Winter Park, FL
Instructed less-advantaged community members in computer skills and résumé development, supervised computer facilities, maintained databases and supported grant writing efforts.

Tutor
2002 – 2003 | Valencia Community College, Orlando, FL
College-level English, algebra, biological sciences, and humanities.

Training and Certifications

Exam Content Developer | 2016
Mental Health America/Florida Certification Board, Tallahassee, FL
Wrote and tested items for the first national peer specialist certification exam.

Writing Consultant | 2013
1 . Lived Experience Research Network, Baltimore, MD Translated research findings into attractive, publicly accessible reports.
2. Clear Data Consulting, Sacramento, CA Assisted with technical writing for healthcare record software manual.

Executive Consultant | 2012
Jefferson Transitional Programs, Riverside, CA
Facilitated leadership transition during company acquisition.

Occupational Therapy Experience

Level II Fieldwork

UC Irvine Neuropsychiatric Center, Orange, CA  | 2010 – 2011
Practice Area: Psychosocial, physical disabilities, inpatient.
Population: Medically complex adults diagnosed with serious mental illnesses.

Regularly conducted psychosocial and functional assessments, screened for fall and feeding risks, addressed occupational needs in discharge planning, assisted patients with ADLs and functional mobility. Led daily treatment groups tailored to patient interests and recovery goals, including topics on social support, community and resource access, medication management, symptom awareness, coping strategies, goal setting, and relapse prevention.

Pacific Clinics Portals Division, Los Angeles, CA  | 2009 – 2010
Practice Area: Psychosocial, community-based.
Population: Adults diagnosed with serious mental illnesses.
As sole OT provider, coordinated with multidisciplinary ACT team to provide comprehensive, member-centered case management and group therapy services based in psychosocial rehabilitation and evidence-based practices. Supported members' residential goals as related to hoarding behaviors, home management, and meaningful occupations in group living facilities. Facilitated Member Council, advocated for environmental adaptations in the clinic setting, organized recreational and educational outings, arranged informational meetings about legal and housing rights.

Level I Fieldwork

Welch & McLoy Therapy Services, New Port Richey, FL | 2009
Practice Area: Psychosocial, physical disabilities, sensory integration.
Population: Children with developmental delays, emotional dysregulation, physical disabilities.

Casa Pacifica Adult Day Health Care, San Diego, CA | 2008
Practice Area: Psychosocial, physical disabilities.
Population: Adults diagnosed with serious mental illnesses and/or developmental disabilities.

Consulting

Exam Content Developer | 2016
Mental Health America/Florida Certification Board, Tallahassee, FL
Wrote and tested items for the first national peer specialist certification exam.

Writing Consultant | 2013
1 . Lived Experience Research Network, Baltimore, MD Translated research findings into attractive, publicly accessible reports.
2. Clear Data Consulting, Sacramento, CA Assisted with technical writing for healthcare record software manual.

Executive Consultant | 2012
Jefferson Transitional Programs, Riverside, CA
Facilitated leadership transition during company acquisition.

Service

Community Scientist | 2019
Calaveras County Office of Education
Rated projects in the behavioral and cognitive sciences for the Calaveras County Science Fair, mentored winner in preparation for state competition.

Peer Reviewer | 2018
Social Work in Mental Health
For content expertise in recovery-oriented services.

Doctoral "Buddy" | 2014 – 2019
UC Berkeley School of Social Welfare, Berkeley, CA
Mentored early-year students in the doctoral program.

Chairperson | 2008 – 2010
Active Minds @ USC, Los Angeles, CA
Founded the USC chapter of Active Minds, a national organization which aims to remove stigma surrounding mental health issues on college campuses. Hosted educational film screenings and stress management events; contributed to fundraising initiatives by NAMI and NARSAD.

Media Liaison | 2009
California Student Physicians for Healthcare Reform, Sacramento, CA
Lobbied state legislators for the CA Universal Healthcare Act; raised awareness for "Lobby Day 2009".