Travis Labrum

  • Assistant Professor

Assistant Professor Travis Labrum, LCSW, earned undergraduate degrees and a MSW from the University of Utah and a PhD in Social Welfare from the University of Pennsylvania.  Dr. Labrum’s primary research interests include issues affecting persons with serious mental illness and their families, including caregiving, conflict, criminal justice involvement, and treatment services.  He is also interested in violence between adult family members, such as elder abuse and intimate partner violence.  Prior to becoming a researcher, he worked in direct practice at a forensic community mental health center for 9 years, serving as a clinician, clinical supervisor, and field instructor for MSW students.

Accepting Graduate Students: Yes. 

Students working with me will be involved in projects examining family caregiving and representative payeeship for persons with serious mental illness.  

Representative Publications

Labrum, T., Simonsson, P., & Solomon, P. L. (2018).  Stigma contributes to the risk of violence by persons with mental illness. Journal of Psychosocial Rehabilitation and Mental Health, 5, 209-212.

Labrum, T. (2018). Caregiving for relatives with psychiatric disorders vs. co-occurring psychiatric and substance use disorders. Psychiatric Quarterly, 89, 631-644.

Labrum, T., & Solomon, P. L. (2018). Safety fears held by caregivers regarding relatives with psychiatric disorders. Health & Social Work, 43, 165-174.

Labrum, T. (2018). Characteristics associated with family money management for persons with psychiatric disorders. Journal of Mental Health, 27, 504-510.

Labrum, T., & Solomon, P. L. (2018). Elder mistreatment perpetrators with substance abuse and/or mental health conditions: Results from the National Elder Mistreatment Study. Psychiatric Quarterly, 89, 117-128.

Labrum, T. (2017).  Factors related to abuse of older persons committed by relatives with psychiatric disorders. Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics, 68, 126-134.

Labrum, T., & Solomon, P. L. (2017). Rates of victimization of violence committed by relatives with psychiatric disorders. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 32(19), 2955-2974.

Labrum, T., & Solomon, P. L. (2016). Factors associated with family violence by persons with psychiatric disorders. Psychiatry Research, 244, 171-178.

Labrum, T., & Solomon, P. L. (2016).  Acts of weapon threat and use against family members by persons with psychiatric disorders. Violence and Gender, 3, 89-91.

Labrum, T., Walk, M., & Solomon, P. L. (2016). Measuring limit-setting practices used by family members towards relatives with psychiatric disorders. Psychiatric Quarterly, 87, 465-477.

Labrum, T., Solomon, P., & Bressi, S. K. (2015). Physical, financial, and psychological abuse committed against older women by relatives with psychiatric disorders: Extent of the problem. Journal of Elder Abuse and Neglect, 27, 377-391. 

Labrum, T., & Solomon, P. L. (2015). Physical elder abuse perpetrated by relatives with serious mental illness: A preliminary conceptual social-ecological model. Aggression and Violent Behavior, 25, 293-303.


Areas of Expertise