Mental Health & Rehabilitation eCast
July, 2002

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. 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.

The Job Accommodation Network: A Valuable Resource

The Job Accommodation Network (JAN) is a service of the Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) of the U.S. Department of Labor. JAN’s mission is to facilitate the employment and retention of workers with disabilities by providing employers, employment providers, people with disabilities, their family members and other interested parties with information on job accommodations, self-employment, small business opportunities and related subjects. JAN represents the most comprehensive resource for job accommodations available. For more information on JAN, call 1-800-526-7234 (V/TTY) or visit their web site:

Assessment in Psychiatric Rehabilitation now Updated

Updated in 2001, “Assessment in Psychiatric Rehabilitation” by
MacDonald-Wilson, Nemec, Anthony & Cohen provides a decisive resource to undertake the first phase of the psychiatric rehabilitation process which helps consumers determine the residential, vocational, educational, and/or social goals they want to achieve. The latest version of this book chapter appears in the third edition of the “Handbook of Measurement and Evaluation in Rehabilitation” edited by Brian F. Bolton. To read this revised chapter access the link below:

Conference Press Release Available for Download

We look forward to your attendance at the Center’s upcoming
conference “Innovations in Recovery and Rehabilitation: The Decade of the Person” to held October 24-26, 2002 in Boston. A downloadable version of a press release for the conference is now available.

Web Site for Consumers Managing Psychiatric
Disabilities in Work and School

Launched in 1997, the website “Handling your Psychiatric Disability in Work and School” has proved to be a valuable resource for people experiencing psychiatric disabilities. Throughout 2002, this popular web site has been receiving an average of 12,500 hits per month. The website enables consumers to share experiences, wisdom, and concerns in handling a psychiatric disability at work and school with others via email. The website can be accessed through the link below.

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