Mental Health & Rehabilitation eCast
April, 2003

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FREE DOWNLOAD! EVIDENCE-BASED PRACTICES ARTICLE
AVAILABLE FOR A LIMITED TIME

“Research on evidence-based practices: Future directions in an era of recovery” published in the April 2003 issue of the Community Mental Health Journal is available for free download (for a limited time only). To download the article, visit the publisher’s web site:
<http://www.kluweronline.com/issn/0010-3853>.
Then click on “Journal Contents” on the left menu bar, and then click on “Issue 2, April 2003.”

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NEW! AUDIO TAPED WORKSHOP PACKAGE AVAILABLE

The Center is offering a training package based on an audio taped workshop held at Boston University and conducted by Dr. Kim Mueser, PhD, Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Community and Family Medicine at Dartmouth Medical School. The workshop entitled “Integrated Treatment of Dual Disorders: Substance Use Disorder and Severe Mental Illness” focused on increasing participants’ understanding of the role of substance abuse and rehabilitation strategies to help people living with dual disorders. The training package includes 4 audiotapes, articles and lecture materials. For more information and/or to purchase the training package, please access the following link:
<http://www.bu.edu/cpr/catalog/multimedia/dualdisorders.html>.

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NEW OFFERING IN PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM
(PDP) IN PSYCHIATRIC REHABILITATION

The Self-Paced Study branch of the Professional Development Program (PDP) now offers PDP Online Seminars comprised of short topics in psychiatric rehabilitation including the adaptation of presentations and workshops given by Center staff. The first available Online Seminar “How to Give a Workshop” is useful to guide the preparation of your presentations for upcoming conferences and training events. For more information about the Professional Development Program, visit the PDP web page at the following link:
<http://www.bu.edu/cpr/training/pdp/>

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UIC SELF-DETERMINATION WORKSHOP #4

“Let’s Get Creative! Using the Arts to Enhance Self-Determination for People with Psychiatric Disabilities.” The UIC National Research and Training Center will host this exciting workshop as part of its National Self-Determination Workshop Series. Nationally respected speakers, Gayle Bluebird and Robert Lundin, will address how people with psychiatric disabilities and their supporters use the arts to foster individual and collective self-determination. The session will include art making, improv, open mic, and writing exercises. Experience in the arts is not necessary – all are welcome. Session to be held in Chicago, Illinois, Friday, May 16, 2003. To register, visit the Center’s website at:
<http://www.psych.uic.edu/uicnrtc/sdworkshop4.htm>
The Center is supported by NIDRR and CMHS.

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SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION TO REVISE RULES
FOR EVALUATING MENTAL DISORDERS

The Social Security Administration (SSA) is planning to update and revise the rules used to evaluate mental disorders in both adults and children who apply for Social Security Disability Benefits or Supplemental Security Income payments based on disability. However, before drafting any revisions, SSA is asking interested people and organizations to send comments and suggestions for revising the rules and for improving SSA programs for people who have mental disorders, especially those who would like to work full-time or part-time with support. For more information and to send your comments to the SSA, access the following link:
<http://www.disability.gov/>.

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