Mental Health & Rehabilitation eCast
October 2001

The purpose of the Mental Health & Rehabilitation eCast is to inform mental health and rehabilitation networks worldwide about Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation events and publications as well as general mental health and rehabilitation news. Our website will contain an archive of eCasts as they become available:

Participate in research:
We welcome your participation in a current study to explore the ways in which mental health and rehabilitation providers support and promote recovery for consumers living with psychiatric disabilities. Your ideas and personal experiences will help us to understand the ways in which practitioners contribute to the process of recovery. For the purposes of the study, you must be a mental health consumer who has experienced a disabling psychiatric
condition, a consumer provider of mental health or rehabilitation services, or a provider of mental health or rehabilitation services. For more information or to participate, visit:

Earn Professional Development Hours:
Are you looking for interesting professional development topics to acquire credits in continuing education? Mental health and rehabilitation professionals are eligible to earn Professional Development Program (PDP) hours in psychiatric rehabilitation by attending training seminars in the Skills of Psychiatric Rehabilitation. These seminars are offered on the Boston University campus for one week in the months of August, January, and June. For
information on these seminars and other continuing education options, contact:

Parenting Well When You’re Depressed: A Complete Resource for Maintaining a Healthy Family In support of the Parents Project at the Center for Mental Health Services Research at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, we recommend a recent publication authored by Joanne Nicholson, Alexis D. Henry, Jonathan Clayfield, and Susan Phillips entitled Parenting Well When You’re Depressed: A Complete Resource for Maintaining a Healthy Family. This unique publication offers parents living with depression or other psychiatric and medical conditions resource information, activities, and strategies to support the healthy development of their children. For more information on this publication, access:
To learn about the Parents Project, call 508-856-8722.

Rehabilitation Readiness:
The Center has just published the Psychiatric Rehabilitation Training Technology for Rehabilitation Readiness. For use by trainers, human resources specialists, clinical instructors, and/or supervisors, this technology will train practitioners to help people actively assess and develop their own readiness to engage in rehabilitation. Each training program includes lesson plans; masters for transparencies; and a reference handbook with lecture summaries, case studies, examples, practice exercises, and skill evaluation checklists.
For more information on Rehabilitation Readiness Training Technology, visit:

We are pleased to announce that the American Association for Psychosocial Rehabilitation has awarded the 2001 Alice Fordyce Public Service Award to Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation Executive Director and founder, William A. Anthony. This honor is in recognition of his lifelong work in the field of psychiatric rehabilitation as a researcher,
educator, and clinician. The award will be presented to Dr. Anthony on December 6, 2001 at the Association’s 10th Annual United Nations Award Luncheon to be held in New York City. For more information, contact Carole Gordon at 212/678-2104 or

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