Mental Health & Rehabilitation eCast
June, 2003

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT: NIDRR INVITES STAKEHOLDER INPUT REGARDING LONG RANGE PLAN (2004 – 2008)

The National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR) has announced an invitation to all interested people with disabilities, their families and friends, service providers, and disability and rehabilitation researchers to participate in three national video conferences to take place in June and July. For more information visit:
http://www.ncddr.org/new/announcements.html

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FREE RECOVERY ARTICLE AVAILABLE FOR DOWNLOAD

The article “Discovering Recovery” published in the Spring 2003 issue of the Psychiatric Rehabilitation Journal is now available for free download. To download the article access the following link:
http://www.bu.edu/cpr/prj/spring2003/deegan.html

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THE INFINITE MIND ON NATIONAL PUBLIC RADIO BROADCAST LIVE FROM THE CARTER CENTER

This special broadcast event, The Infinite Mind with host
Dr. Fred Goodwin, was taped live at The Carter Center in Atlanta, Georgia. “State of Mind: America 2003” examines the impact of major mental health budget cuts in states throughout the country, and the threat they pose to the well-being of some of the most vulnerable and fragile Americans, as well as the real cost to society. Additional topics on the broadcast include African Americans and Depression and Mental Health Treatment by Family and Primary Care Physicians. Guests include former First Lady Rosalynn Carter and former Surgeon General Dr. David Satcher. The Infinite Mind is a non-profit production of Lichtenstein Creative Media, in association with the New York Foundation for the Arts and WNYC/FM. To listen to the broadcast or view a transcript, access the following link:
http://www.lcmedia.com/SoM/index.htm

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NEW PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM (PDP) BOOKS & TESTS

Two new tests are available in the Professional Development
Program (PDP) for two of the Center’s books including “A
Comprehensive Guide for Integrated Treatment of People with Co-Occurring Disorders” and “The Recovery Workbook II:
Connectedness.” Successful completion of each book + test
earns 20 PDP hours. To order online or by mail, visit:
http://www.bu.edu/cpr/training/pdp/bookstests.html

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20% DISCOUNT ON AWARD WINNING BOOK “PSYCHIATRIC REHABILITATION”

“Psychiatric Rehabilitation” recently received the Ken Book
Award by the NAMI-New York Metro Kenneth Johnson Memorial Research Library with the acknowledgment that this book is helping the public reach a deeper, more meaningful understanding of mental illness. During the month of June “Psychiatric Rehabilitation” is available at a 20% discount. To order online or by mail, visit:
http://www.bu.edu/cpr/catalog/books/titles/psychrehab.html

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