Books and Articles

Learn more about Fountain House and our innovative community based treatment approach in these books:

Fountain House: Creating Community in Mental Health Practice – Written by Fountain House President Kenneth J. Dudek, Director of the Fountain House Institute Alan Doyle and Julius Lanoil and published by Columbia University Press in 2013.  Since 1948, the Fountain House working community has worked to address the isolation and social stigmatization faced by people with mental illness. Our book describes in detail our evidence-based, cost-effective, and replicable model, which produces substantive outcomes in employment, schooling, housing, and general wellness. Available through Columbia University Press, you can now purchase Fountain House: Creating Community in Mental Health Practice for 30% OFF using code FOUDOY! BUY NOW.


We Are Not Alone: Fountain House and the Development of Clubhouse Culture – Written by Stephen Anderson and published in 1998, chronicles the major events of the Fountain House story.


Fountain House: Portraits of Lives Reclaimed from Mental Illness – Written by Mary Flannery and Mark Glickman and published in 1996, highlights the personal challenges faced by people with severe mental illness and the successful models they've discovered for living with their illness. 



The Work of the Unit (pdf)

By Bill Waters

What if Nobody Wants to Make Lunch (pdf)

By Mark Glickman

Patienthood to Personhood (pdf)

By Jacqueline Peckoff

Why We Do What We Do (pdf)

By Edward L. Deci

Who Decides What to do, And When? (pdf)

By Kevin Bradley

Clubhouse Relationships Need Work! (pdf)

By Robby Vorspan

The Role of Staff at Fountain House (pdf)

By Stephen Anderson

Member Role/Staff Role:  Another look (pdf)

By Robby Vorspan

Ten Excuses Not to do Transitional Employment and Eleven Reasons Why (pdf)

By Margaret Beard

Supported Employment in Clubhouse (pdf)

By Mark Maragnano

Transitional Employment:  The Most Supported of Supported Employments (pdf)

By Ralph Bilby

Supporting Member Education (doc)

By Alan Doyle

What Makes a Great Unit (pdf)

By Ruth Kaufman

From Philosophy to Practice (pdf)

By Jarl Bengt

Stages in Realizing the International Diffusion of a Single Way of Working: The Clubhouse Model (pdf)

By Rudyard n. Propst

The Clubhouse Journey to Recovery (doc)

By Mark Glickman

Awards + Recognition

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