At Boston University’s Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation, our work is guided by the most basic of rehabilitation values that first and foremost, persons with psychiatric disabilities have the same goals and dreams as any other person.
Black Lives Matter
At this anguished time, we would like our colleagues and friends to know that the Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation stands firmly with individuals in the Black community as allies to address the pandemic of racism, structural inequalities, and racial discrimination.
In keeping with the Center’s mission and values, we are working to educate ourselves and to develop and implement an anti-racism agenda that will improve the Center as well as our work with mental health programs that serve communities of color.
We want our efforts to be thoughtful, meaningful, and most importantly, sustained. You can contact us if you have any questions.
The Center is actively working with members of Boston University and Sargent College to manage the ongoing COVID-19 crisis. Please visit our COVID-19 page for more information.
Our mission is to assist individuals with psychiatric conditions to live, learn, work, and socialize in communities of their choice.
Wellness & Recovery
The Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation at Boston University offers a variety of wellness courses that support the treatment, rehabilitation, and recovery efforts of adults and college students alike.Learn More
Research and Evaluation
Researchers design and conduct studies on innovative interventions to enhance our understanding of factors that can positively affect the recovery of persons with psychiatric conditions.Learn More
Training & Consultation
Using a variety of approaches, we create partnerships to help programs and services develop, implement and deliver recovery-oriented services.Learn More
Resources & Information
We provide a variety of resources to educate, inform, and guide individuals wishing to learn more about recovery-oriented services and programs for individuals with psychiatric conditions.Learn More
"Recovery means finding meaning and purpose in life that goes beyond a psychiatric diagnosis..." Bill Anthony, Founder
A recovery-oriented practice focuses on:
- a person orientation or a focus on people with talents, strengths, aspirations, and the full-human experience
- partnering and full involvement of individuals with psychiatric conditions in all aspects of our work
- choice and self-determination
- hope or a belief in the inherent possibility of growth
(Farkas, Gagne, Anthony, Chamberlin, 2005).