Mental Health & Rehabilitation eCast April 2006

The Mental Health & Rehabilitation eCast is a monthly emailed newsletter with the purpose of informing mental health and rehabilitation networks worldwide about the activities and resources produced by the Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation as well as for disseminating general mental health and rehabilitation news.

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DEADLINE FOR MAY WORKSHOPS ON
TRANSITION AGE YOUTH, PHOTOVOICE AND JOB RETENTION

Last call for these four workshops by being held May 8 -11, 2006 at the Boston University Corporate Education Center in Tyngsboro, MA. These Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation Workshops include:

Transition Age Youth (16-25): Challenges and Strategies for Change.
May 8th Fee is $135

Engaging and Supporting Transition Age Youth on a Path to Productive Lives.
May 9th Fee is $85

Photovoice: An Innovative Tool for Mental Health Program Development
May 10th Fee is $80.

Beyond the Myths of Job Retention: How to Support People for Job Success
May 11th Fee is $80.

–Deadline is April 24.–

Full workshop descriptions and registration information available online at http://www.bu.edu/cpr/workshops/index.html or call Joan Rapp at 617-353-3549.

 

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PSYCHIATRIC REHABILITATION JOURNAL
ANNOUNCES ONLINE VERSION

The Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation in collaboration with the US Psychiatric Rehabilitation Association (USPRA) is pleased to announce the availability of an electronic version of the Psychiatric Rehabilitation Journal. The online journal ensures access to new knowledge and promising practices in the field of psychiatric rehabilitation to colleagues around the world. Special online features of the journal include the ability to browse and search article titles, abstracts, and selected back issues.

A new Education and Training column edited by Evelyn Bussema, Education and Training Manager at the US Psychiatric Rehabilitation Association (USPRA) and Pat Nemec, Clinical Associate Professor of Rehabilitation Counseling, Sargent College of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, Boston University was also introduced with the Winter 2006 issue of the journal. The goal of this column is to address topics of interest and concern to educators and trainers in psychiatric rehabilitation and to report on new and upcoming training opportunities, events and developments.

DON’T DELAY….SPECIAL INTRODUCTORY SUBSCRIPTION RATES NOW OFFERED!

Subscription information for the electronic version can be viewed at the journal’s website www.bu.edu/cpr/prj.

 

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FACT SHEET AVAILABLE FOR FREE DOWNLOAD
PROMOTING CONSUMER COMMUNITY INTEGRATION

The fact sheet entitled, Promoting Consumer Community Integration and Supporting Recovery for Family Members and Supporters is available as a free download through The UPenn Collaborative on Community Integration. The two-page fact sheet includes suggestions for ways in which family and friends can help support the recovery of people with mental illnesses. Supporters can help: promote natural supports, promote education and employment opportunities, support wellness planning, maintain positive communication, promote physical health, promote self-determination, encourage the consumer to get treatment and to be an active participant in treatment, get information, provide and seek out emotional support, and maintain a positive outlook. Get this Document: http://www.upennrrtc.org/issues/FamilySupporterFS.pdf

 

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NEW WEBCAST FOCUSES ON CONSUMER-DRIVEN SERVICES

“Grading the Evidence for Consumer-Driven Services.” The UIC National Research and Training Center is offering this workshop as part of its National Web-Based Education Program. The speakers, Drs. Judith Cook, Jean Campbell, and Lisa Razzano discuss the evidence base for consumer-operated, delivered, and centered services, where people control the kinds of help they get, from whom, and in what settings. They present the evidence grading pyramid, along with the specific levels of evidence for models such as recovery self-management, drop-in centers, advance directives, and self-directed care. A special focus of this web cast is on the results of the national multi-site research study of consumer-operated service programs or COSP, directed by people in recovery and funded by CMHS. To view the web cast and download transcripts and slides, visit the Center’s website at: http://www.psych.uic.edu/uicnrtc/webcast1.htm. The Center is supported by NIDRR and CMHS.

 

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2005 BOOKS AND BOOK CHAPTERS BY CENTER STAFF

Below is a selection of books and book chapters written by staff from The Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation at Boston University and published during 2005. See other materials produced by the Center at the Products and Publications section of the website: http://www.bu.edu/cpr/products/index.html.

Innovative Methods for Providing Vocational Rehabilitation Services to Individuals with psychiatric disabilities. Farkas, M., Kilbury, R.F., McNulty, K.C., Wireman, K.R., Cochran, W.A. & Parrish Taylor, S. Statement of the problem. In D.Dew and G.M. Allan (eds). 30th Institute on Rehabilitation Issues. Pgs. 9-26. http://www.gwu.edu/~iri/pdf/30.pdf

Abriendo Caminos en Tu vida: Guia de Preparacion para la Rehabilitacion Psiquiatrica. Restrepo-Toro, M.E., Farkas, M. & Diaz, L. Boston, MA: Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation, Boston University. http://www.bu.edu/cpr/products/curricula/abriendo.html

Recovery from Severe Mental Illnesses: Research Evidence and Implications for Practice. Davidson, L., Harding, C., Spaniol, L. (eds). Boston, MA: Boston University, Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation. /products/books/titles/book-recovery-from-severe-mental-illnesses-volume-1-2

Correlates of vocational recovery for persons with schizophrenia. Russinova, Z., Wewiorski, N., Lyass, A., Rogers, E.S., & Massaro, J.M. In L Davidson, D. Harding, & L. Spaniol (eds), Recovery from Severe Mental Illness: Research Evidence and Implications for Practice, (pp. 464-478). Boston MA: Boston University, Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation. /products/books/titles/book-recovery-from-severe-mental-illnesses-volume-1-2

A Mixed Methods Study of the Benefits of Compeer services. McCorkle, B., Rogers, E., Dunn, E., Wan, Y., & Lyass, A. In Compeer: Recovery Through the Healing Power of Friendship (B Skirboll, M.E. Budny, and D Frame, Eds) Boydell & Brewter/University of Rochester Press, pp. 157-161.

Recovery and evidence based practices. In C. Stout & R. Hayes (eds.). Evidence based practice in behavioral healthcare: Methods, Models, and Tools for Mental Health Professionals. New Jersey: John Wiley and Sons, Inc. pp. 199-219. http://www.amazon.com/gp/search/ref=br_ss_hs/10406504475196700?searchalias=
aps&keywords=Handbook%20of%20evidence%20based%20practice%20in%20behavioral
%20healthcare:%20Methods,%20Models,%20and%20Tools%20for%20Mental%20Health
%20Professionals

 

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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.