Mental Health & Rehabilitation eCast
February 2004

SPRING WORKSHOP SERIES

The Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation is hosting the following four workshops on April 12-15, 2004: “Innovation in Recovery & Rehabilitation at the Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation,” “Reclaiming Lives: What Professionals Need to Know about Assessment, Planning, and Treatment for People who Appear to be Stuck on the Road to Recovery,” “A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words: The Use of Photovoice to Facilitate Empowerment,” and “What Professionals Need to Know About Families.” All workshops will be held on the Boston University Campus. Full workshop descriptions and registration information can be found at the following link:
http://www.bu.edu/cpr/workshops/

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SELF-DETERMINATION & MENTAL WELLNESS CONFERENCE: CALL FOR PAPERS

The National Research & Training Center of Psychiatric Disability of the University of Illinois at Chicago in collaboration with the Florida Self-Directed Care Program at the Institute for Health & Human Services Research at FSU are currently accepting paper and poster submissions for the “Mental Wellness: A Journey of Self-Determination & Choice through Medical Educational, and Legal Partnerships” Conference. The deadline for submitting proposals has been extended to March 31, 2004. The Conference will be held in Orlando, Florida on June 30-July 2, 2004. For more information on the Conference and for submission guidelines, access the following link:
http://www.floridasdc.info/Pages/SDCHome.html

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FREE ARTICLE RELATED TO PSYCH REHAB SERVICE NEEDS OF WOMEN

The article entitled “Psychosocial Rehabilitation Service Needs of Women” published in the Fall 2003 issue of the Psychiatric Rehabilitation Journal is available for free download. Authored by Carol T. Mowbray, Joanne Nicholson, and Chyrell D. Bellamy, this article provides an overview of gender differences relevant to psychosocial rehabilitation, includes skills to help deal with these differences, as well as recommendations for how psychosocial rehabilitation programs might improve services to women. For a free download of this article, access the following link:
http://www.bu.edu/cpr/prj/fall2003/mowbray-etala.html

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