August 2011 eCast

“I have learnt silence from the talkative, toleration from the intolerant, and kindness from the unkind; yet strange, I am ungrateful to these teachers.” Khalil Gibran

William Anthony, Ph.D. announces retirement

William Anthony, Ph.D., Executive Director of the Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation has announced his retirement.  Dr. Anthony was a Professor in the department of Rehabilitation Sciences, Sargent College of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, at Boston University.  He was the recipient of several awards including the American Association of Psychosocial Rehabilitation (AAPR) Fordyce Award in Psychiatric Rehabilitation (2002).
Dr. Anthony, one of the founders of the modern movement in psychiatric rehabilitation, has stated that he will continue to be active in the field.  He continues to serve on several boards and in an advisory capacity. For a list of Dr. Anthony’s professional publications and awards see: /about/directory/william-anthony
A newsletter interview with Dr. Anthony can be found at:

A video interview is available on the Facebook page:

Dr. Anthony also wrote about napping in the workplace.  For a sample article see:

It is anticipated that the CPR and Boston University will announce a new director soon.  We will post this on Facebook.

PRJ Summer 2011 Issue Available

The Summer 2011 issue of the Psychiatric Rehabilitation Journal includes relevant articles focused on outcomes of a statewide implementation of Intensive Psychiatric Rehabilitation (IPR) for improving residential and employment
status. It also contains an Illness Self-Management assessment instrument for Psychiatric Vocational Rehabilitation (ISM-PVR) and information on a new intervention “Ending Self-Stigma,” which is the first of its kind for reducing internalized stigma among people with serious mental illnesses.

View the complete list of articles available in this issue at and check out the 2003-2011 archive of online articles a Subscription information is also available at


Research Study

Boston University Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation is conducting a research study on how adults with psychiatric conditions view work. Check Facebook for details.

Conference Board Update

The Conference Board website has been revised and updated.  You may need to refresh or reload the page in your browser to see the update.


CPR News

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

A Qualitative Study: Barriers and Facilitators to Health Care Access for Individuals with Psychiatric Disabilities was recently published in the Psychiatric Rehabilitation Journal (2011, Volume 34, No. 4, 285€“294)

By the following authors:
Marie Mesidor Central Arkansas Veterans Healthcare System
Vasudha Gidugu and E. Sally Rogers Boston University V.
Megan Kash-MacDonald Kings College London
Judith B. Boardman Boston VA Healthcare System.

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 are continuing to update articles.  Go to to view our progress!

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:

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

CPR is now On Facebook!

The Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation now has a Facebook Page! If you have not joined us yet, please do! We post useful links, relevant videos and free downloadable materials. Like our page to join the conversation!        

Also on our Facebook Page: Photovoice
See and read about the PhotoVoice Photo Collection.

PhotoVoice is a unique and powerful methodology, taught at CPR as a class, whereby our students are provided
cameras and asked to go into their worlds and use the camera to take photographs related to various themes. In this case, we addressed the theme of prejudice and discrimination towards people living with psychiatric challenges. The students then craft a narrative which describes the significance of the picture to them.

Check out both the photo and video tabs on our profile page.