Mental Health & Rehabilitation eCast
September, 2004

The purpose of the Mental Health & Rehabilitation eCast is to inform mental health and rehabilitation networks worldwide about Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation events and publications, as well as general mental health and rehabilitation news. The development and dissemination of this eCast is jointly supported by the Center for Mental Health Services (CMHS), Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration and the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR), Department of Education.

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ARTICLE AVAILABLE FOR FREE DOWNLOAD

Authored by Dr. Phyllis Solomon and published in the
Spring 2004 issue of the Psychiatric Rehabilitation
Journal, “Peer Support/Peer Provided Services
Underlying Processes, Benefits, and Critical
Ingredients” provides a comprehensive analysis of
both the processes and benefits of this innovative
service modality. The article discusses the critical
ingredients of peer provided services including the
characteristics of peer providers and guiding
principles that potentially enhance services benefits.
For a free download of this article, access the
following link:
http://www.bu.edu/cpr/prj/spring2004/solomon-etal.html

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PSYCHIATRIC VOVATIONAL REHABILITATION (PVR)
CERTIFICATE PROGRAM ANNOUNCES 2005 CLASS!

The Certificate Program in Psychiatric
Vocational Rehabilitation, winner of the 2002 RSA
Commissioner’s Award for Excellence in Training and
Education, provides a full year of part-time,
long-distance training for working professionals.
Program content includes the tools, skills,
and concepts relevant for practitioners who provide
vocational services to people with psychiatric
disabilities. Advanced degrees are not a prerequisite
for participation. For information on eligibility for
a $100 reduction on tuition, and to download an
application, please access the following link:
http://www.bu.edu/cpr/training/vocrehab/

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IN RECOVERY: THE MAKING OF MENTAL HEALTH POLICY

In her new book “In Recovery: The Making of Mental
Health Policy,” author Nora Jacobson draws on her
research in Wisconsin, a state with a long history
of innovation in mental health services to understand
the complexities of ideas that have defined the term
“recovery” and the development of a “recovery-oriented”
system. This recently published book also provides an
inside account of the process of policy development
and implementation. For more information and to order
the book, go to <http://www.amazon.com/>. Use the book
search feature in the upper left hand corner of this
webpage and search by the author “Nora Jacobson.”

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REPOSITORY OF RECOVERY RESOURCES FLYER

A flyer for the Repository of Recovery Resources is
now available for download. Share this web-based
resource with colleagues and friends who are interested
in learning about recovery as well as helping to promote
more recovery-oriented services and systems. To download
a flyer access the following link:
http://www.bu.edu/cpr/repository/

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