Workshops Series


Enhancing Employment for Persons in Mental Health Recovery

Apr 30 – May 2

Description


Boston University Campus

Boston University Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation invites you to attend a series of interactive workshops on April 30, May 1 and May 2, 2014 which will highlight important developments in the Employment of Persons in Mental Health Recovery. Each day the workshop will be on a different topic and all workshops will take place at the Holiday Inn, 1200 Beacon St., Brookline, MA., a short distance to downtown Boston.

Who should attend?

Those who work as Employment Specialists, Rehabilitation Counselors, Employers, Persons in Recovery and others who are interested in how to best support successful employment.


 

Click on the “Workshops” tab above to view more information.

  


 

This webinar is partially funded by the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research and the Center for Mental Health Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.

Workshops


 

VIMR: Vocational Illness Management and Recovery

April 30th 

Presented by Dori Hutchinson, Director of Recovery Services and Marianne Farkas, Director of Training, Boston University Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation.

This workshop will “debut” a new intervention which is a modification of Illness Management and Recovery, a well-established evidenced based practice.

IMR was modified at Boston University to better address the needs of those who are seeking employment or who are in employment VIMR was piloted also in Texas, Connecticut and Colorado- these experiences will be summarized as well. . Participants will learn about the VIMR approach, the modules of training and will have an opportunity to practice this approach in small and large group settings.

See SAMHSA Practitioner Guide to IMR (PDF)


 

 

Vocational Empowerment Photovoice

May 1st 

Presented by Maria E. Restrepo-Toro, Senior Trainer, Zlatka Russinova, Senior Research Specialist, Philippe Bloch, Research Coordinator, Sharon Prichette and Tracy Woods, Photovoice Instructors, Boston University Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation.

This team has taken their extensive Photovoice experience and applied it to a new purpose which is helping to move participants further along in their vocational recovery. Photovoice is a tool that can be helpful on an individual basis and is also used as a qualitative research tool and community education – so it has many applications. 

Participants will be introduced to the process of Photovoice and how it has been applied at the Center in the past as well as for the more recent Vocational project. They will go in teams of three on a Photovoice mission in the neighborhood and then bring back to the small group to complete the process.

See more information about Photovoice at BU


 

Accommodations in the Workplace

May 2nd 

Presented by Joan Rapp, Rehabilitation Training Specialist, Boston University Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation and Melanie Whetzel, Senior Consultant, Job Accommodation Network (West Virginia University & US Office of Disability Employment Policy).   

This workshop summaries all of the research on job accommodations for persons in mental health recovery and the findings.  Ms. Whetzel will also review best practices and examples of successful accommodations.  Participants will explore solutions to employment challenges for individuals who need additional support in their employment settings. This will be done in small group settings.

See the JAN website for more information


 

This webinar is partially funded by the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research and the Center for Mental Health Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.

Location and Lodging


 

Holiday Inn Brookline-Boston

          Holiday Inn Brookline-Boston

All workshops will be held at the Holiday Inn located at 1200 Beacon St., Brookline, about 10 minute subway ride to Kenmore Square, Boston. The green line is right in front of the hotel.

Light refreshments will be served at the workshops. Participants can obtain lunch at any of the many restaurants in Coolidge Corner which is a ten minute walk from the Holiday Inn. Time will be provided to eat lunch in that area.

Those who wish to stay at the Holiday Inn will call and make their own reservations through the hotel. Please DO NOT call the Holiday Inn 800 Number and DO NOT register on the internet. You have until March 31 to register at the hotel and obtain the special rate of $189.00 per night plus tax. However, to be part of the BU block of rooms, you must indicate when making a reservation that you are part of the Boston University “Rehabilitation Group”. You are free to also make other arrangements if you wish.

To book your room call 617-277-1200 and mention you are with the “BU Rehabilitation Group”.

Parking is available at $29.00/night at the hotel. We recommend that you use public transportation whenever possible. The Holiday Inn can be reached from Logan Airport by cab for about $45.00 or by subway for $2.50.

See the hotel website for additional information


 

This webinar is partially funded by the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research and the Center for Mental Health Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.

Registration


Boston University Campus

Please register by April 21st at the latest. Registration may close earlier if we reach 30 participants per workshop.

Persons in mental health recovery may request a scholarship by writing to joanrapp@bu.edu.

Credit card (Online)

Please visit our online registration site.

Fax / Postal Mail (Check or Purchase Order)

Printable registration form.

Postmark your completed registration form by April 7th to secure a seat or fax a copy of the registration form by April 14th.


 

This webinar is partially funded by the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research and the Center for Mental Health Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.

 

  

 

Past Events


 

State of the Science Meeting on Policy and Employment for Individuals with Psychiatric Disabilities

September 25 – 26, 2013
Washington, D.C.

Proceedings (PDF)

 

 

 



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