Rehabilitation Research and Training Center (RRTC) on Improved Employment Outcomes for Individuals with Psychiatric Disabilities, 2009-2014.
Marianne Farkas, Sc.D.
E. Sally Rogers, Sc.D.
The RRTC is divided into two components: the Research Program and the Training, Dissemination, and Technical Assistance Program.
Research Program Mission
The mission of the research program of this Rehabilitation Research and Training Center (RRTC) is to develop and evaluate new knowledge, and based on that new knowledge, to improve employment outcomes for individuals with psychiatric disabilities.
Areas of Concentration
The priorities set forth by the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research and the Center for Mental Health Services (1) in the Federal Registerdirected this RRTC to: 1) improve the models, programs, and interventions that will enable individuals with psychiatric disabilities to obtain, retain, and advance in competitive employment of their choice, and 2) develop projects to increase incorporation of research findings related to employment into practice and policy. RRTC research and training projects are organized into three main areas:
Research Projects by Federal Priorities
1) Employment Interventions and Accommodations
2) Barriers and Facilitators related to Effective Employment Partnerships
3) Employment Interventions for Traditionally Underserved Groups
1. Federal Register on July 28, 2009 (Volume 74, Number 143, Page 37202) promulgated by the Department of Education, Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services, National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation (NIDRR), in the Catalogue of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) Number 84.133B-1.