Mental Health & Rehabilitation eCast
March 2002

The purpose of this Mental Health & Rehabilitation eCast is to
inform mental health and rehabilitation networks worldwide about the activities and resources produced by the Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation as well as to disseminate general mental health and rehabilitation news. 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.
Poster Session Deadline Extended!
The deadline to submit a proposal for the Poster Session at the Center’s International Conference — Innovations in Recovery and Rehabilitation: The Decade of the Person — has been extended to March 30, 2002. All submissions are welcome.

Learn to Facilitate a Recovery Workshop
The Center is pleased to announce a newly created Professional Development Program (PDP) Internet course, Facilitating A Recovery Workshop. This self-paced Internet course delivers the knowledge and skills necessary to run recovery-oriented groups using the Recovery Workbook and accompanying Leader’s Guide. Registrants have the option to use the 45 PDP hours earned to fulfill continuing education requirements. For information on credit approval for this course (PDP 703-Rec) and other PDP options go to:

Article: Unique Issues in Assessing Work Function
“Unique issues in assessing work function among individuals with psychiatric disabilities” authored by MacDonald-Wilson, Rogers, and Anthony examines the current literature to identify valid and reliable methods to assess the ability of people with psychiatric disabilities to work. The authors also look at the predictors of work functioning in relation to psychiatric disabilities and suggest implications for both policy and research.

Online Purchasing Now Available for Selected Items!
To make Center products more readily available, we are pleased to announce that you can now purchase selected items including the newly published books, Psychiatric Rehabilitation 2nd ed. (2002) and Role of the Family in Psychiatric Rehabilitation (2001), as well as other items using our secure and accessible website service. To view the Center’s online catalog go to:

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