Boston University College of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences: Sargent College:
Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation

Boston University College of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences: Sargent College:
Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation

Today

Center focus on employment research, training and services grows to include new tools for promoting employment; Center expands to develop and study career guidance, cognitive remediation, vocational peer support, vocational illness management, and other augmentations to evidence-based supported employment. Community participation becomes an area of study.

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2010’s

Center initiates the development of recovery-oriented Photovoice-based interventions, expands College Mental Health Programs, and creates novel ways to address barriers to full employment.

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2000’s

Center studies and creates services to address physical well-being; receives funding to study suicide prevention on college campuses; develops and studies a variety of peer-delivered services; and expands its recovery-focused research to focus on vocational recovery, spirituality, recovery-promoting competences.

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1990’s

The Center develops and implements international training-consultation programs in psychiatric rehabilitation; defines recovery and promotes “the Decade of Recovery”. Helps people “Choose-Get-Keep” work and implements the “Training for the Future” computer training program (IBM).

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1980’s

The Center develops psychiatric rehabilitation values, principles, practices, curricula, implementation processes and begins to study its effects; partners with the International Association of Psychiatric Rehabilitation Services (later PRA) to manage and produce the Psychiatric Rehabilitation Journal. The Center develops first model of Supported Education. The Center hires peers as staff and develops the Recovery Education Program, designed to help individuals with psychiatric disabilities live, learn and work in communities of their choice.

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