Mental Health & Rehabilitation eCast December 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.

Reduced Price for the Career Planning Curriculum

The Career Planning Curriculum for People with Psychiatric Disabilities is a two-part product with an Instructor’s Guide and a Reference Handbook designed to guide rehabilitation practitioners in helping people with psychiatric disabilities to plan for and attain vocational goals. We have reduced the price of this curriculum set from $59.95 to $39.95, and additional copies of the Reference Handbooks have been reduced to $25.00 per copy.

Order now while quantities of the printed copies of the Reference Handbook last! For more information about the Career Planning Curriculum, go to:

For information about any of our products, contact Sue McNamara at or (617) 358-2574.

Extension for PVR – Boston “Early Bird Deadline”

The Certificate Program in Psychiatric Vocational Rehabilitation is a part-time, award-winning training program, now celebrating its 12th year. The Certificate Program has trained over 250 providers from a multitude of agencies, disciplines, and backgrounds.

Who should apply? Providers of vocational services for people with psychiatric disabilities will gain tools, skills and information needed to successfully engage people with psychiatric disabilities as they consider, choose, get, and keep work. People from diverse cultural backgrounds and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Can I do this from afar? Yes! Every year, people come from around the world to participate in the Certificate Program. The program offers two on-campus Training Institutes, readings from the field, tools for immediate use, as well as an entire year of supported practice, to be completed in your home agency.

Now is the time to apply to join the 2011 Boston class, starting in June! The Early Bird Deadline has been extended to January 17, 2011 for a reduction in tuition of $200.

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Announcing a New Psychiatric Vocational Rehabilitation (PVR) Initiative in Canada

In May 2011, the Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation at Boston University will launch a new offering of its award-winning Certificate Program in Psychiatric Vocational Rehabilitation in Toronto, Ontario, Canada beginning. Designed to meet the needs of Canadian vocational providers, the training will offer skills, tools, and information in the following topics:

Engaging people with psychiatric disabilities in vocational services
Identifying vocational needs
Facilitating vocational rehabilitation readiness
Choosing meaningful vocational goals
Personalizing vocational assessment
Achieving vocational placements
Developing essential skills, supports, and accommodations
Meeting the needs of culturally diverse service participants

For information see

USPRA’s 36th Annual Conference

USPRA’s 36th Annual Conference is scheduled for June 13-16, 2011, at the Sheraton Boston Hotel in Boston, Massachusetts. The conference theme “It Began with a Vision… A New World of Possibilities,” offers excellent workshops and presenters from around the world. Consider coming to Boston — the site of the conference — which is recognized as a city where the vision of psychiatric rehabilitation came to life. For more information go to: