May 2011 eCast

New Book– Readings in Psychiatric Rehabilitation and Recovery

Readings in Psychiatric Rehabilitation and Recovery is an updated version of the original Readings in Psychiatric Rehabilitation book. It was conceived and organized as a supplemental book of readings to further explore the concepts, philosophy, and practices presented by textbooks in psychiatric rehabilitation, including the book by Anthony, Cohen, Farkas, and Gagne, Psychiatric Rehabilitation. It is an excellent resource for students of psychiatric rehabilitation, professionals, consumers, and advocates—or for anyone who is interested in understanding the needs of persons with psychiatric disabilities. It can be used as an academic textbook as an introduction to the field of psychiatric rehabilitation.

New Book + Test Offering for Continuing Education

A test is now available from the Professional Development Program (PDP) for the Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation’s newest book entitled, Readings in Psychiatric Rehabilitation and Recovery. Successful completion of the test earns 20 PDP hours, which may be used for continuing education purposes. For more information about the Books + Tests options and about ordering, go to:   For any questions, please contact Sue McNamara by e-mail at or by phone at (617) 358-2574.

FINAL & LAST CHANCE for 2011 PVR Employment Support Training!

Want to increase vocational engagement and employment outcomes at your agency?
The Certificate Program in Psychiatric Vocational Rehabilitation has only two seats left!
Apply now! Training begins in June, 2011.

Contact Debbie Nicolellis for more information: email or call 617-353-3549
Download an application:


This year, more than ever, your participation in the NAMIWalks cause is needed to educate the public about mental illness and the possibility of recovery. Walk! Donate! Volunteer! Just join us at Artesani Park in Boston on Saturday, May 21! (check the website for other cities)

What’s new on the DRRK?

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