July 2011 eCast

Departmental News

Marianne Farkas, who continues her role as a Director at the CPR, was inaugurated as professor in Psychiatric Rehabilitation and Recovery at the Department of Rehabilitation of the Hanze University.

Lauren Mizock, PhD, Clinical Psychology Postdoctoral Fellow, Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation, Boston University, has recently completed a number of publications. See Facebook for details.

Now on Facebook: PhotoVoice Pictures

We have uploaded eight pictures for the PhotoVoice Collection. See www.facebook.com/bucpr

Revealing Secrets Can Help Students

This spring, Boston University’s Active Minds club hosted a Post-Secret event to help students share secrets anonymously. SAMHSA News chimes in on the event. www.samhsa.gov/samhsanewsletter/Volume_19_Number_2/RevelaingSecretsHelpsStudents.aspx

Video of Interest

John Kemp: Work Without Limits Employment Summit

From video description: “John Kemp, Principle, Powers, Pyles, Sutter & Verville, PC & Executive Director and General Counsel, US Business Leadership Network, was interviewed at the Work Without Limits Employment Summit on October 28, 2009 at the Westin Copley Hotel. There, more than 225 business representatives, people with disabilities, state officials and vocational service providers held discussions focused on highlighting strategies that help employers recruit, retain, promote and support people with disabilities in the workplace.


NEW Submission Site

Please note the new and updated Psychiatric Rehabilitation Journal manuscript submission site.

To submit a new Article, Brief Report or reply to a review invitation please go to:http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/prj

And for the latest issue, see: http://www.apa.org/pubs/journals/prj

Conference Board: Please SHARE this news!

As a community service, the Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation provides mental health, wellness, rehabilitation and recovery organizations and associations with the opportunity to bring meetings and conferences to the attention of the field. For this purpose we have created a Conference Board at:http://www.bu.edu/cpr/resources/CPRConferenceboard.html

Suggested postings for this Community Conference Board can be submitted to bernardK@bu.edu. The CPR cannot promise that all submissions will be posted. Links to the originating site should be provided. Information on materials and other important news for the field can be found in our monthly eCast.

Italians are coming!

A delegation of health professionals, consumers and family members from Trento, Italy, will be touring a number of mental health initiatives in the United States. Steve Harrington, Founder and Executive Director of the National Association of Peer Specialists (NAPS), and Matt Chinman, of the Rand Corp., are coordinating.

Their first stop will be the Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation at BU. It is anticipated that they will be at the CPR on August 29. More information will be posted, as it becomes available, on the CPR Facebook page.

CPR is Now On Facebook!

The Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation now has a Facebook Page! For useful links, relevant videos and free downloadable materials, please visit us. Like our page to join the conversation!

What’s New on DRRK?

We are currently in the process of devising a new look for the Disability Research Right to Know website. We have improved the community network available, and are continuing to update articles. Go to http://drrk.bu.edu/ to view our progress!

New Book: Readings in Psychiatric Rehabilitation and Recovery

Readings in Psychiatric Rehabilitation and Recovery explores the concepts, philosophy, and practices of psychiatric rehabilitation. This is supplemental book of readings is an excellent resource for students of psychiatric rehabilitation, professionals, consumers, and advocates–or for anyone interested in understanding the needs of persons with psychiatric disabilities. For more information, visit: http://www.bu.edu/cpr/products/books/titles/readingspr-rec.html

For comments, questions or information about any of our products, contact Sue McNamara at suemac@bu.edu or at (617) 358-2574.

Summer Book Promotion

During the summer of 2011, we are offering a 50% off discount for the book Psychiatric Rehabilitation by William Anthony, Mikal Cohen, Marianne Farkas, and Cheryl Gagne.

This title examines the historical, conceptual, and empirical base of psychiatric rehabilitation. It scrutinizes the past and present, offering a vision for the future. It is a valuable resource for staff development and for classroom use in courses in rehabilitation counseling, psychology, psychiatry, psychiatric nursing, and social work.

For more information about the book, go to: http://www.bu.edu/cpr/products/books/titles/psychrehab.html

For comments, questions or information about any of our products, contact Sue McNamara at  suemac@bu.edu or at (617) 358-2574.