Evelyn Jacobs Ortner Center on Family Violence

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Phyllis Solomon, Ph.D.

School of Social Policy and Practice

Phyllis Solomon, Ph.D., is internationally known for her research on clinical services and service system issues related to adults with severe mental illness and their families. Her research has focused specifically on family interventions, consumer-provided services, and the intersection of criminal justice and mental health services. Her work has been recognized by organizations as divserve as the American Association of Community Psychiatrists, the U.S. Psychiatric Rehabilitation Association, and the Society for Social Work and Research. In 2014, she received the Distinguished Career Achievement Award from the Society for Social Work and Research.


Professor Solomon has a particular interest in policies and practices that address circumstances in which a person with severe mental illness is violent toward a family member, which in many instances is an adult son targeting an aging mother.




Kageyama M, Yokoyama K, Nagato S, Kita S, Nakamura,Y, Kobayashi S. Solomon, P. Rate of family violence among patients with schizophrenia in Japan. Asia-Pacific Journal of Public Health, 2015; 27, 652-660.


Labrum T, Solomon P. Rates of victimization of violence committed by relatives with psychiatric disorders. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, in press.


Labrum T, Solomon P. Acts of weapon threat and use against family members by persons with psychiatric disorders. Violence and Gender, in press.


Labrum T, Solomon P, Bressi SK. Physical, financial and psychological abuse committed against older women by relatives with psychiatric disorders: Extent of the problem. Journal of Elder Abuse & Neglect, in press.