Past Projects

The International Division has worked with programs and government agencies throughout the world. Below is a selection of past projects with a brief description of the services provided.

Malmö, Sweden
Auckland University of Technology
Lund University
Quebec, Canada
British Columbia, Canada


Training and Development of Psychiatric Rehabilitation
Malmö, Sweden

Image of peopleThe focus of the project was to increase the competence in rehabilitation within Malmö and to increase the ability of organizations to use the competence to deliver psychiatric rehabilitation services. Onsite training sessions occurred in Malmö from 1994 through 2002. Seven staff across Vocational Rehabilitation, Social Services and Psychiatry were trained as trainers, and three staff were trained as program consultants. Ongoing remote collaboration exists between Malmö psychiatric rehabilitation practitioners and Boston University consultants through an online discussion group. As a result, consumers and practitioners state they feel more hopeful and positive about what is possible to achieve.


Academic Course Development
Auckland University of Technology, Department of Occupational Therapy,
Auckland, New Zealand

Developed a Master’s of Specialty Science in Mental Health and Rehabilitation. BU faculty developed curriculum and delivered the first knowledge papers in 2000. Since then, BU has supported the development of new course instructors and students taking clinical coursework via video and audio conferencing.


Academic Course Development
Lund University, Department of Psychiatry
Lund, Sweden

Developed a four-point knowledge course in Psychiatric Rehabilitation for a Swedish Audience. This course was the first ever in Psychiatric Rehabilitation at Lund University.


Systems Consultation: Rehabilitation Evaluation
Quebec, Canada

As a site reviewer for Fonds de Recherche en Sante Quebec, a major research funding organization in the province of Quebec, the Center helped organizations incorporate rehabilitation evaluation indicators into their research menu.


Systems Consultation: Vocational Rehabilitation
British Columbia, Canada

In conjunction with a Task Force struck by the Ministry of Health in British Columbia, we are helping to develop standards and procedures for the expansion of vocational services to person with serious psychiatric disabilities.