Tim Devitt

Tim Devitt


  • 40000 Clinical Intervention in Substance Abuse
  • 42001 Substance Use Practice

Job Experience

  • Vice President Clinical Operations, Thresholds
  • Director of Integrated Dual Disorders Treatment, Thresholds

  • Program Director, Thresholds

  • Adjunct Assistant Professor, Dartmouth College, Geisel School of Medicine, Department of Community and Family Medicine

  • Consultant/Trainer, Illinois Deparment of Mental Health

Fields of Special Interest

  • Implementation of evidence-based integrated mental health, tobacco dependence and other substance use treatments
  • Research and clinical practice focused on enhancing motivation to initiate and sustain healthy change

Publications or Presentations

  • Devitt, T.S. & Davis, K.E. (2014). Persons with Mental Illness and Co-occurring Substance Use Disorders(Chapter). In E. Giffords & K. Garber (Eds.). Perspectives on Poverty: Policies, Programs, And Practices. Chicago: Lyceum Books, Inc.
  • Brunette, M.F., Ferron, J.C., Drake, R.E., Devitt, T.S., Geiger, P., McHugo, G., Jonikas, J., & Cook, J.,  (2013). Carbon monoxide feedback in a motivational decision support system for nicotine dependence among smokers with severe mental illness. Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment,   45, 319-324.
  • Davis, K.E., O’Neill, S., Devitt, T.S., Baerentzen, B., Little, N., & Wilkniss, S. (2012). Consulting in action: A case study of six support teams sustaining integrated dual disorder treatment. American Journal of Psychiatric Rehabilitation, 15, 313-333.

  • Brunette, M.F., Ferron, J. C., McHugo, G., Davis, K., Devitt, T.S., Wilkness, S. & Drake, R.E. (2011). Anelectronic decision support system to motivate people with severe mental illnesses to quit smoking. Psychiatric Services, 62, 360-366.

  • Frounfelker, R., Wilkniss, S., Bond, G., Devitt, T.S., & Drake, R.E. (2011). Enrollment in SupportedEmployment services for clients with a co-occurring disorder. Psychiatric Services, 62, 545-547. 

  • Devitt, T.S., Davis, K.E., Kinley, M., & Smyth, J. (2009). The evolution of Integrated Dual Disorders Treatment at Thresholds: Lessons learned. American Journal of Psychiatric Rehabilitation, 12, 93-107.