April 2011 eCast


The ICCD Clubhouse model has been accepted

The ICCD Clubhouse model has been accepted by SAMHSA as an EVIDENCE BASED PRACTICE. There is lots of information available on the SAMHSA website that describes the model and offers related resources for people that want to start a clubhouse. http://www.nrepp.samhsa.gov/ViewIntervention.aspx?id=189

CPR on Facebook

The Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation is now on Facebook with latest information and free downloads: www.facebook.com/BUCPR    Join Us!


Psychiatric Rehabilitation Journal Special Issue

The Spring 2011 Psychiatric Rehabilitation Journal is a Special Issue Promoting Integrated Healthcare for People Living with Psychiatric Disabilities. Guest Editors, Kristin E. Davis, Sandra M. Wilkniss and Kenneth S. Thompson provided guidance and expertise to develop selected articles and brief reports on research, program planning, and program implementation aimed at increasing access to high quality integrated care for persons with psychiatric disabilities. View the complete list of articles available in this issue at http://www.bu.edu/cpr/prj


Only 3 seats left in Certificate Program’s Boston class!

The Certificate Program in Psychiatric Vocational Rehabilitation, a competency-based training for employment support personnel, now has 3 seats available for the June 2011 class. For more program information: http://www.bu.edu/cpr/training/vocrehab/


What’s new on the DRRK?

We are in the process of devising a new look and will make it easier to find what you are searching for. Go to http://drrk.bu.edu/ updated articles.


Have you ever sat with a person you are serving and wondered how to incorporate Evidence Based Practices into your relationship?

Enhance Evidence Based Practices using Evidence Based Process components of psychiatric rehabilitation, including:

  • How to develop and maintain a true partnership with those being served
  • How to facilitate an individual’s setting self-determined and informed goals
  • How to facilitate the development of positive expectancies and hope for change
  • How to facilitate people gaining insights about their own behavior
  • How to teach and support application of new skills
  • How to facilitate an individual’s linkage to and successful use of resources

For more information about how to learn these components contact:

Rick Forbess (rforbess@bu.edu) Associate Director of Training, (617) 353-3549 www.bu.edu/cpr/training/consultation-inservice/technical-assistance.html


Spring Book Promotion for the Food Education curriculum

Food Education for People with Serious Psychiatric Disabilities: An Evidence-Based Recovery Curriculum is designed to guide practitioners in helping people with psychiatric disabilities to learn good nutrition and healthy eating practices and to empower people with serious psychiatric disabilities to achieve nutritional health as a resource for recovery. Go to: www.bu.edu/cpr/products/curricula/foodeducation.html

For information about any of our products, contact Sue McNamara at suemac@bu.edu or (617) 358-2574




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