Mental Health & Rehabilitation eCast
March 2004

SPRING WORKSHOP SERIES AT BOSTON UNIVERSITY
April 12-15, 2004

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“Innovations in Recovery & Rehabilitation @ the Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation”

This one-day seminar will provide the opportunity to learn about selected innovative research, training, and consultation activities at the Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation as well as a unique educational program, the Recovery Center, which provides wellness services to adults with psychiatric disabilities. Presenters include William Anthony, Dori Hutchinson, Sally Rogers, & Marianne Farkas.
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“Reclaiming Lives: What professionals need to know about assessment, planning, and treatment for people who appear to be stuck on the road to recovery”

This one-day workshop will present practical ideas and helpful strategies to assist practitioners in their assessment, planning and delivery of services to better promote rehabilitation, recovery, and resilience for people with psychiatric disabilities. Presenters include Courtenay Harding, William Anthony, & Thomas Dukes. Access the following link for more information on this workshop:
http://www.bu.edu/cpr/workshops/spring2004/reclaiming.html

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“A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words: The use of photovoice to facilitate empowerment”

Photovoice is an innovative participatory research method in which people can identify, represent, and enhance their experiences with specific photographic techniques. Individuals
with disabilities, people who are homeless, and youth who are often disenfranchised have the least access to those who make decisions about their lives. By entrusting cameras to these groups, photovoice enables people to act as recorders and potential catalysts for social action and change in their own lives and communities. Presenters include Alexandra Bowers and Maria Paiewonsky. Access the following link for more information on this workshop:
http://www.bu.edu/cpr/workshops/spring2004/photovoice.html

—–– “What Professionals Need to Know About Families”

This workshop presents a training curriculum developed by the Massachusetts NAMI/Department of Mental Health Curriculum, Training, and Practice Consortium that is designed to help professionals better understand the experience of families and the role of family members in rehabilitation and recovery. Special emphasis is placed on how to work collaboratively with family members to meet their particular needs and enhance their coping skills. Presenters include LeRoy Spaniol, Lois Pulliam, & Carol Goldman. Access the following link for more information on this workshop:
http://www.bu.edu/cpr/workshops/spring2004/families.html
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FOR MORE INFORMATION ON ALL OF THE WORKSHOPS AND TO REGISTER, access the following link:
http://www.bu.edu/cpr/workshops/

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INTEGRATED TREATMENT FOR DUAL DISORDERS WEBCAST ARCHIVED

“Integrated Treatment for Dual Disorders,” a webcast conducted by Dr. Kim T. Mueser, Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Community and Family Medicine at Dartmouth Medical School, is now available for download. This presentation highlights key issues and concerns related to dual disorders, provides an overview of the key components of integrated treatment and focuses on state-of-the-art research and practice. To view the archived webcast, click on the following link:
http://www.bu.edu/cpr/webcast/mueser.html
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FREE ARTICLE EXAMINES TREATMENTS FOR CHRONIC INSOMNIA FOR PEOPLE WITH MENTAL ILLNESS

“Cognitive-Behavioral Group Therapy for Insomnia in Individuals with Serious Mental Illnesses: A Preliminary Evaluation” published in the Winter 2004 issue of the Psychiatric Rehabilitation Journal is available for free download. Authored by Cynthia A. Dopke, Renanah Kaufman Lehner & Anita M. Wells, this article examines whether well-established cognitive-behavioral treatments for chronic insomnia developed for the general population can be helpful for people with serious mental illnesses. For a free download of this article, access the following link:
http://www.bu.edu/cpr/prj/winter2004/dopke.html

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