Mental Health & Rehabilitation eCast February 2011

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.


Center on Adherence and Self-Determination

The Center on Adherence and Self-Determination is a new research organization created to examine service engagement (treatment “adherence”, “compliance”) using a self-determination framework. Funded by the National Institute of Mental Health, the Center is directed by Patrick Corrigan, PsyD of the Illinois Institute of Technology’s College of Psychology. Research is focused on promoting choice and full engagement in services that help people with serious mental illnesses achieve their recovery goals. The Center leads the field in the conceptualization, development, and dissemination of innovative research methods, analytic approaches, and interventions aimed at promoting self-determination and service participation.  For more information, please visit http://www.adherenceandselfdetermination.org/  The Center will also publish a series of Research and Practice Briefs (R&PBs), the first of which can be found at www.adherenceandselfdetermination.org/images/stories/casdrpb012011.pdf


Saudi Arabia Partners with CPR

The Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation in partnership with the Ministry of Health in Saudi Arabia is conducting a webinar training series for psychiatrists in Saudi Arabia. The training will   focus on the integration of psychiatric rehabilitation into personal practice and service delivery programs. Starting in March, these international webinars series will be co-lead with Rick Forbess, MSSW, CPR Associate Director of Training, Marianne Farkas, ScD, CPR Director of Training, and Maria Restrepo-Toro, MS, CPR Trainer.


New Classes Available: Certificate Program in Psychiatric Vocational Rehabilitation

The BU Certificate Program in Psychiatric Vocational Rehabilitation has new classes in 2011

  • Boston starts in June, 2011:
  • Toronto starts in May, 2011:

This award-winning program is part-time and designed for the working professional. A long-distance option is available with 95% of program completed from your home or work. As a program participant, you receive:

  • Practical tools and skills for immediate use
  • Extensive support and training from expert trainers
  • One full year of technical assistance

For more on the Certificate Program visit: www.bu.edu/cpr/training/vocrehab/


New Online Seminar: Group Process Guidelines

The seminar outlines the skills leaders use in a wide range of tasks with groups and classes.   Preparation, conducting the group or class, and follow-up are covered. Information includes group process skills and provides examples and exercises to practice the skills. Promoting peer leadership and the unique contributions that peer leaders bring to a group or class is also discussed. Successful participation in this online seminar earns 20 Professional Development Program (PDP) hours, which can be used for continuing education purposes. Included in online seminar registration is a free copy of the workbook: Process Guidelines for Leading Groups and Classes.
For questions, contact Sue McNamara at suemac@bu.edu or by phone at (617) 358-2574.


Psychiatric Rehabilitation Journal: Winter Issue Now Available

Articles in the Winter Issue provide valuable information on topics related to:

  • recovery-promoting professional competencies
  • recovery training and staff attitudes in community mental health settings
  • the effect of Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP) participation
  • maximizing recovery goals with effective money management skills

View the complete list of articles available in this issue at www.bu.edu/cpr/prj and check out the complete archive of online articles at http://www.apa.org/pubs/journals/prj


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