Mental Health & Rehabilitation eCast
January 2004

MENTAL HEALTH RECOVERY TRAINING

Leading mental health recovery educator and author, Mary Ellen Copeland, will conduct four different seminars entitled “Mental Health Recovery Seminar II: Facilitator Training,” Implementing Recovery and WRAP in Your Mental Health System,” “Using WRAP and Peer Support,” and “Mental Health Recovery and WRAP Facilitator Refresher.” The first training will be held January 19-23, 2004 in Brattleboro, Vermont. For more information or to register for any of these trainings contact Mary Ellen Copeland by email at <copeland@mentalhealthrecovery.com> or visit her website to register online at:
http://www.mentalhealthrecovery.com/seminar.php3

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PEER SUPPORT CONFERENCE

The Consumer Organization & Technical Assistance Center (CONTAC) in collaboration with Shery Mead Consulting, Inc. is hosting a conference “Leading Successful Peer Programs: Our Vision/Our Outcomes” on February 18-22, 2004 at the Embassy Suites in Charleston, West Virginia. Lead by nationally recognized experts, Shery Mead, Cheryl MacNeil, and Lisa Buell, this conference will focus on how consumers (peers) define peer support, how it works and what are considered “good outcomes”. For more information and to register for the conference contact Kelly Hall by phone at 1-888-825-8324 or by email at <kellylane@contac.org>. A more detailed description of the conference can be found at the following link: www.contac.org/Feb2004Conference.htm

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VOCATIONAL REHAB TRAINING PROGRAM FOR PRACTITIONERS

The Certificate Program in Psychiatric Vocational Rehabilitation, winner of the 2002 RSA Commissioner’s Award for Excellence in Training and Education, announces its 2004 class! This 72-hour training is designed to enhance the skills and knowledge of working professionals in the field of vocational rehabilitation to successfully engage people with psychiatric disabilities in the rehabilitation process. The training schedule for this class is being adapted to fit the needs of out-of-town applicants. Trainings will occur May 3-7, 2004 and October 18-22, 2004. For more information contact Program Director Debbie Nicolellis by email at <debbien@bu.edu> or visit our website to download an application:
http://www.bu.edu/cpr/training/vocrehab

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PARTICIPATE IN AN ONLINE SEMINAR TO FULFILL YOUR LICENSING REQUIREMENTS

Access the Boston University Professional Development Program (PDP) online seminars to meet your continuing education requirements. The latest addition to the series in the Skills of Psychiatric Rehabilitation is entitled “Choosing Valued Roles.” This seminar is designed to help participants acquire the knowledge needed to perform the technical skills of setting rehabilitation goals with people as well as the interpersonal skills related to the process of rehabilitation. For more information about the Online Seminars and the Professional Development Program, visit the PDP web page at the following link:
http://www.bu.edu/cpr/training/pdp/seminars/

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PRAISE FOR NEW BOOK BY ROBERT GARY NEUGEBOREN

Robert Gary Neugeboren’s book “The Hillside Diary and Other Writings” is a collection of his diary entries, selected letters, and poems over a period of many hospitalizations. The book, just published in January 2004, has already received much praise. Wally Lamb, author of “I Know This Much is True,” says “‘The Hillside Diary’ gives a gift to those of us who seek to better understand.” Joanne Greenberg, author of “I Never Promised You a Rose Garden” calls the book “A valuable addition to the growing body of first person psychiatric accounts that will lead the way to a deeper understanding of the struggles of psychiatric patients and of the struggles of their caregivers.” To find out more information on this book, or to place an order, access the following link:
/store/books/hillside-diary

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