Mental Health & Rehabilitation eCast
September 2001

The Boston University Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation is pleased to announce the launch of our Mental Health & Rehabilitation eCast. This service is designed to provide the latest information regarding programs and events occurring at the Center and within the fields of mental health and rehabilitation.

The development and dissemination of this eCast is jointly supported by the Center for Mental Health Services (CMHS), Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration and the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR), Department of Education.

First and foremost, the Center wishes to thank our international colleagues for their offers of concern and support regarding the recent tragedies experienced by American citizens. Your expressions of solidarity help us to remember that we are all part of a global community.

Boston in the fall:
The Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation will host seven workshops in Boston this fall: Discover how the Social Security Work Incentives affect a person’s decision to work; Learn how to integrate the recovery process into existing mental health programs. Registration information and a complete list of all the workshop topics and are available on our website.

Exciting training option:
The Certificate Program in Psychiatric Vocational Rehabilitation is designed to enhance the skills of vocational service providers, and is now accepting applications for its fifth class starting September 2002. For more information or to request an application, visit

IAPSRS Toolkit:
A recently published article entitled “The IAPSRS Toolkit: Development, Utility, and Relation to other Performance Measurement Systems” appeared in the Summer 2001 of the Psychiatric Rehabilitation Journal. Authored by Paul Arns, E. Sally Rogers, Judith Cook, Carol Mowbray, and members of the IAPSRS Research Committee, this article describes an outcome measurement system that documents the
achievements of service recipients in psychosocial rehabilitation programs and monitors progress toward recovery. For article abstract, visit:

For information, contact Kathy Furlong-Norman <>.
Boston University Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation

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