Project Title: Rehabilitation Research and Training Center (RRTC) for Persons with Long Term Mental Illness 1999–2004
In-Service Training To Assist Researchers, Consumers, Family Members, and Service Providers to Better Understand Recovery-Oriented Rehabilitation and Community Support
The objective of this project was to conduct and evaluate a series of exposure level workshops for English and Spanish-speaking providers, consumers, and family members; to conduct and evaluate a series of seminars for researchers, and other interested participants; to conduct and evaluate a state-of-the-knowledge conference for researchers, service providers, consumers, and family members; and to support the RTC’s research participation at national and regional conferences.
Training Mental Health Practitioners in Recovery Competencies
The objective of this project was to develop and evaluate a training intervention in recovery competencies for specific groups of mental health practitioners including therapists/psychiatrists, case managers, paraprofessionals (Spanish and English), and peer counselors. In addition, this project sought to develop and produce a series of training curricula on recovery competencies for specific practitioner groups, and to disseminate the training interventions.
Academic Training and Professional Development for Researchers and Service Providers
The purpose of this project was to increase research knowledge, skills, and attitudes of recovery and rehabilitation in the Undergraduate, Masters, Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies, Doctoral, and Post-Doctoral programs on campus at Boston University and also via the use of distance learning and continuing education. The target population of students included researchers, practitioners, supervisors, administrators, consumers, and family members at all academic levels.
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Developing Professional Training Curricula in Community and Rehabilitation Core Competencies
The purpose of this project included the following objectives: to identify three high priority core competencies for which curriculum does not exist, to develop and produce two curricula for two of the three identified core competencies, to develop and produce a third curriculum that includes cultural competence content, and to evaluate and disseminate the curricula.
The target population included supervisors, human resource specialists, trainers and academic instructors of practitioners and facilitators (consumers and non-consumers) working with people with serious psychiatric disabilities.