Sue McNamara, MS, CRC, CPRP

Product Specialist | Professional Development Program | suemac@bu.edu

In 1987 Sue McNamara began teaching the skills of psychiatric rehabilitation to providers in the mental health field; and for 15 years, Ms. McNamara worked as an Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor in the Rehabilitation Counseling Program at the College of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences. Ms. McNamara is the Director of the Professional Development Program, which offers various distance learning options for continuing education through the Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation. She works as the Product Specialist in the Publications Division in product development, marketing, inventory, and customer service.

Areas of Expertise

  • Creating and coordinating continuing education options.
  • Teaching and performing the skills of psychiatric rehabilitation.
  • Creating self-directed psychiatric rehabilitation activities as well as activities for practitioners to facilitate the psychiatric rehabilitation process with individuals or small groups.
  • Creating self-directed skill lessons as well as lesson plans for practitioners to teach skills to individuals or small groups.
  • Marketing publications for the Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation.

 

Publications

McNamara, S. (2016). Self-directed skill lessons: Skills for being a friend. Boston, MA: Boston University, Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation.

McNamara, S. (2015). Self-directed skill lessons: Skills for socializing. Boston, MA: Boston University, Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation.

McNamara, S. (2015). Self-directed skill lessons: Skills for working with supervisors/teachers. Boston, MA: Boston University, Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation.

McNamara, S. (2014). Self-directed skill lessons: Skills for working together. Boston, MA: Boston University, Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation.

McNamara, S. (2014). Self-directed skill lessons: Skills for participating in groups/classes/activities. Boston, MA: Boston University, Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation.

McNamara, S., Nicolellis, D., & Forbess, R. (2011). Self-directed psychiatric rehabilitation activitiesBoston, MA: Boston University, Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation.

Gagne, C., Bowers, A., Russinova, Z., Bloch, P., & McNamara, S. (2010). Combating prejudice and discrimination through PhotoVoice empowerment: Leader’s guide. Boston, MA: Boston University, Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation.

Spaniol, L., McNamara, S., Gagne, C., & Forbess, R. (2009). Group process guidelines for leading groups and classes. Boston, MA: Boston University, Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation.

McNamara, S. (Ed). (2009). Voices of recovery. Boston, MA: Boston University, Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation.

BCPR Consulting, Inc. (2004). Psychiatric rehabilitation practitioner tools: Achieving valued roles (Skills version). Boston, MA: Boston University, Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation.

BCPR Consulting, Inc. (2003). Psychiatric rehabilitation practitioner tools: Choosing valued roles. Boston, MA: Boston University, Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation.

Furlong-Norman, K., & McNamara, S. (2003). Rehabilitation readiness concepts and resources. Recovery & Rehabilitation Newsletter, 2(3).

BCPR Consulting, Inc. (2002). Psychiatric rehabilitation practitioner tools: Achieving valued roles (Compendium version). Boston, MA: Boston University, Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation.

BCPR Consulting, Inc. (2001). Consumer participation skills: Evaluation modules & lesson plans. Boston, MA: Boston University, Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation.

BCPR Consulting, Inc. (2001). Psychiatric rehabilitation practitioner tools: Assessing readiness. Boston, MA: Boston University, Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation.

BCPR Consulting, Inc. (2001). Psychiatric rehabilitation practitioner tools: Developing readiness. Boston, MA: Boston University, Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation.

Farkas, M., Cohen, M., McNamara, S., Nemec, P., & Cohen, B. (2000). Psychiatric rehabilitation training technology: Assessing readiness for rehabilitation. Boston, MA: Boston University, Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation.

Nemec, P. B., & McNamara, S. (2000). Psychiatric rehabilitation. Directions in Rehabilitation Counseling, II(1), 1-13.

Eldredge, G. M., McNamara, S., Stensrud, R., Gilbride, D., Hendren, G., Siegfried, T., & McFarlane, F. (1999). Distance education: A look at five programs. Rehabilitation Education, 13(3), 231-248.

Nemec, P. B., & McNamara, S. (1998). Do we need to meet our students face-to-face?Rehabilitation Education, 12(4) 361-365.

McNamara, S., Nemec, P. B., & Farkas, M. D. (1995). Distance learning at Boston University. The Journal of Rehabilitation Administration, 19(4), 291-297.

Kennard, W. A., O’Brien, W. F., Cohen, M. R., Forbess, R., Mynks, D., Winarski, J., Farkas, M. D., McNamara, S., & Anthony, W. A. (1993). Training for a new system of care, Psychiatric Rehabilitation & Community Support Monograph, 1(2), 5-14.

Nemec, P. B., McNamara, S., & Walsh, D. (1992). Direct skills teaching. Psychosocial Rehabilitation Journal, 16(1), 12-25.