Mental Health & Rehabilitation eCast February 2010

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.


New Online Seminar: Ethics in Psychiatric Rehabilitation

This new online seminar reviews key ethical principles reflected in the USPRA Code of Ethics and the Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC) Code of Ethics. Common ethical issues are discussed, and a framework for ethical decision-making is presented. There are exercises and activities that allow participants the opportunity to apply the process of ethical decision-making to real-life scenarios. Successful participation in this online seminar earns 5 Professional Development Program (PDP) hours, which can be used for continuing education purposes.

For more information, go to:

For any questions, contact Sue McNamara by e-mail at or by phone at (617) 358-2574


Promotion Offer for Spanish Recovery Products

For a training workshop or a seminar on recovery conducted in Spanish, purchase the Recuperando la Esperanza—Libro Práctico (Spanish Edition of the Recovery Workbook) and receive a free copy of Abriendo Caminos en Tu Vida: Guia de Preparación para la Rehabilitación Psiquiátrica and the accompanying Manual de Instrucciones Abriendo Caminos en Tu Vida: Guía de Preparación para la Rehabilitación Psiquiátrica.

Information about the Recuperando la Esperanza—Libro Práctico may be found at:

Information about Abriendo Caminos en Tu Vida: Guia de Preparación para la Rehabilitación Psiquiátrica may be found at:

For any questions, please contact Sue McNamara by e-mail at or by phone at (617) 358-2574

UIC Research and Training Center Announces Free Podcasts

The UIC National Research and Training Center announces the release of 21 free podcasts and accompanying slides from their State-of-the-Science Self-Determination Summit. Presentations by some of the country’s leading experts address the promotion of self-determination for people with mental health difficulties in a time of economic uncertainty, with emphasis on person-directed recovery, peer-run services, employment supports and economic security, and transparency and accountability in behavioral health care.

Download podcasts and slides by visiting:
The Center is funded by NIDRR and CMHS.

Massachusetts Healthy Changes Initiative Exemplifies Pledge for Wellness

Initiated by the Center for Mental Health Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, The Pledge for Wellness promotes wellness for people with mental illnesses by taking action to prevent and reduce early mortality by 10 years over the next 10 year time period. The Massachusetts Department of Mental Health (DMH) has created the Healthy Change Initiative with resources and tools designed to improve the health and lifestyles of individuals living with psychiatric disabilities. Visit the Massachusetts DMH website to learn more at…=dmh_c_healthy_change_initiative&csid=Eeohhs2