Mental Health & Rehabilitation eCast
March, 2003

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EXCITING TRAINING OPPORTUNITY!

The Certificate Program in Psychiatric Vocational Rehabilitation, winner of the 2002 RSA Commissioner’s Award for Excellence in Training and Education, is now accepting applications for a class beginning in September. This 72-hour training program is for practitioners who provide vocational services to people with psychiatric disabilities. The program offers coursework and “hands on” experience related to rehabilitation readiness, vocational assessment and placement and meeting the needs of culturally diverse service recipients. For more information please email Program Manager Debbie Nicolellis at debbien@bu.edu or visit our web site at:
http://www.bu.edu/cpr/training/vocrehab/.

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STUDY FINDINGS: PEOPLE WITH SERIOUS MENTAL ILLNESS USE ALTERNATIVE HEALTH CARE TO AID RECOVERY

A recent study conducted by the Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation found that people with serious mental illnesses support their recovery by using at least one alternative health care practice, such as yoga, meditation, or prayer. Study findings are published in a recent 2002 issue of the American Journal of Public Health. This article, press release, and additional information about the study is available at the
following link:
http://www.bu.edu/cpr/research/current/rtc2004/ai.html

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RECOVERY WORKSHOP ONLINE REGISTRATION AVAILABLE

Registration for the workshop entitled “How to Lead The Recovery Workbook II: Connectedness – Some Skills for Personal Growth” is now available online. The workshop will be held Friday, June 6, 2003 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on the Boston University campus. A workshop flyer is available in acrobat format. Accessing this flyer will allow you to download a file to email as an attachment to colleagues. Save the date for a Latino workshop to be held on June 10, 2003 on the Boston University campus.

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CO-OCCURRING DISORDERS WEBCAST ARCHIVED &
AVAILABLE FOR DOWNLOAD

The webcast entitled “When Addiction and Mental Disorders Co-Occur” is now available for download. Drug and alcohol dependence, or mental disorders alone, can wreak havoc on the lives of millions in this country. When afflicted with these diseases simultaneously, the result can be even more debilitating for an individual. This webcast also examines the issues and promising practices associated with treating individuals with co-occurring and co-existing disorders and is sponsored by the Center for Substance Abuse Treatment, SAMHSA, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. To view the archived webcast, click on the following link:
http://www.recoverymonth.gov/2003/multimedia/

 

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