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About the Center


The Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation at Boston University is a research, training, and service organization dedicated to improving the lives of persons who have psychiatric disabilities.

Our work is guided by the most basic of rehabilitation values, that first and foremost, persons with psychiatric disabilities have the same goals and dreams as any other person.

Our mission is to increase the likelihood that they can achieve these goals by improving the effectiveness of people, programs, and service systems using strategies based on the core values of recovery and rehabilitation.

The Center has two main divisions:

  • The Recovery Education Center offers a range of wellness and rehabilitation courses to support students in their treatment, rehabilitation, and recovery efforts.
  • The Rehabilitation Research & Training Center is jointly funded by the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research and the Center for Mental Health Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration for a five year period. Its goal is to focus on an specific area of disability, develop new knowledge, and translate that knowledge into tools and programs to benefit individuals with psychiatric conditions.

Opening Doors is one of the new, innovative programs run by the Research Division at the Center. The goal of Opening Doors is to help individuals with psychiatric conditions find and keep more meaningful work that is aligned with their interests, values, and goals.

For more information on the Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitaiton, click here.