Clubhouse Model for Mental Health Services Studied by CWRU Researchers

David Biegel
David Biegel

Researchers from the Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences at Case Western Reserve University will study the “clubhouse” model of social services for the seriously mentally ill to see if it helps individuals connect with others.

David Biegel, Henry Zucker Professor of Social Work Practice and associate dean for research and training, received grant support from the Woodruff Foundation and the Cleveland Foundation to interview 135 randomly selected members of the Magnolia Clubhouse in University Circle. He will also study families of Clubhouse members and their social supports and needs as part of this two-year research project. Students from the social work school will be involved in interviewing and collecting information to complete the study.

Magnolia Clubhouse is a place where people with serious mental illnesses can seek psychosocial assistance in areas of vocational, educational, social and personal achievement. Clubhouse members can gain experience by working in the clubhouse resale shop, a lunchroom and café or with community-based organizations and agencies.

The study’s goal is to come up with a set of recommendations that strengthen supports for members and their families, he said.

Campus News

Information Technology Services (ITS) CARE Center hours will change during the winter holidays. The centers will close early (3 p.m.) on Dec. 17, 22 and 30, and both centers will be closed Saturdays from Dec. 18 to Jan. 15. Beginning Dec. 20, weekday hours will be shortened (9 a.m.–5 p.m.). Evening hours (open until 10 p.m.) will resume Jan. 10 at the Bellflower CARE Center. The centers will be closed Dec. 23, 24 and 31 and Jan. 3.

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On Dec. 1, 17 campus buildings were issued new street addresses by the City of Cleveland. This change does not affect mail. Please continue using the official Case Western Reserve University mailing address, 10900 Euclid Ave., along with your designated location code for all campus buildings. The new street addresses are for navigational/delivery purposes only.   

  • A.W. Smith Building: 2102 Adelbert Road
  • Bingham Building: 2104 Adelbert Road
  • Dental School: 2124 Cornell Road
  • Glennan Building: 2123 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive
  • Nord Hall: 2095 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive
  • Nursing School: 2120 Cornell Road
  • Olin Building: 2101 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive
  • Robbins Building: 2210 Circle Drive
  • Rockefeller Physics Building: 2076 Adelbert Road
  • Sears Library: 2083 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive
  • Sears Tower: 2222 Circle Drive
  • Tomlinson Hall: 2121 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive
  • Veale Center: 2138 Adelbert Road
  • White Building: 2111 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive
  • Wickenden Building: 2071 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive
  • Wood Research Tower: 2123 Adelbert Road
  • Yost Hall: 2049 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive

For Faculty and Staff

Faculty and staff members are invited to learn and experience the benefits of meditation in Meditation 101 with psychiatrist Francoise Adan. Classes run once a week for four weeks: Mondays, starting Jan. 3 at 12 p.m., or Wednesdays, starting Jan. 5 at 6 p.m. at University Hospitals W.O. Walker Building. Enrollment is $125 ($80 for UH & CWRU employees and their families). For registration and information call 216.844.2400.


NYSPThe National Youth Sports Program and Case Western Reserve University invite faculty, staff and students to attend the NYSP Night at the Q on Feb. 13, 2011. Leaders and children involved in the program will be recognized at center court that evening, as the Cavs take on the Washington Wizards. Tickets are available at a discounted rate, and a portion of each ticket sold goes directly to NYSP to provide financial assistance to economically disadvantaged families attending NYSP next summer. Tickets range from $26-59 and can be ordered by calling John Fouser at 216.420.2187. For more information, email Fouser. If you are unable to attend, contributions are accepted online.

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Case Western Reserve University School of Law Professor Michael Scharf recently traveled to Mombasa, Kenya, to meet with the Chief Judge of the Kenya Piracy Court. Scharf and his students have been working on legal research assignments for the Kenya Piracy Court, which prosecutes pirates picked up off the coast of Somalia by U.S. and European naval forces. Scharf delivered the CWRU memos and flash drives containing copies of all the sources cited in the footnotes to the Chief Judge on Dec. 6.

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Robert WagnerSchool of Law Professor Robert Wagner’s article “Gordon Gekko to the Rescue?: Insider Trading as a Tool to Combat Accounting Fraud” was selected as one of the winners of the 2011 Young Legal Scholars Paper Competition of the Federalist Society. He will present the article at the faculty conference in January in San Francisco.

Dec. 17, 2010

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In the News

CWRU to Choose an Architect from Four Finalists to Design New Tinkham Veale University Center

Cleveland Plain Dealer, Dec. 17, 2010
The university is scheduled to interview four finalists today in its process to choose an architect for the Tinkham Veale University Center. The center, which will be located along East Boulevard at Bellflower Road, will be "a central hub, and a symbolic joining of the two prior institutions," said Stephen Campbell, vice president of campus planning and facilities management.

Public Defender on Trial

WCPN, Dec. 16, 2010
Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Judge Timothy McGinty wants to prove the county court system moves too slow; a county public defender, the director of the Office of the Ohio Public Defender and Lew Katz, professor in the Case Western Reserve University School of Law, joined him on a debate on the speed of justice.

Push to have DBA Recognized as Practitioner Degree

Financial Times, Dec. 16, 2010
In June 2011, Case Western Reserve University will play host to the Executive DBA Council, a group of U.S., European and Asia-Pacific business schools. The EDBAC will discuss whether a doctor of business administration is an academic or a practitioner qualification.

Higher Ed News

State-oversight Rule Draws Protests from Colleges and Congress

The Chronicle of Higher Education, Dec. 15, 2010
Republican senators are concerned with a recent rule that sets federal standards for "state authorization," or how states approve colleges to operate in the state. The Republican senators say it could "threaten the academic freedom and mission" of private institutions; officials from the Education Department argue it is necessary to protect students and taxpayers from fraud and abuse.