December 2011 eCast


CPR Training Director to speak at conference

The Director of Training, Dissemination, Technical Assistance for the Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation at Boston University, Marianne Farkas, together with Mike Slade and a discussant, will be giving a plenary session on “Recovery Oriented Practices” at the World Association of Psychosocial Rehabilitation Congress. Titled: “Change Thinking, Change Practice, Change Services” , the Congress will be held in Milan Italy, on Nov 12, 2012.

For more information about the Conference and a call for papers, please see

Conference Board Update

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New Employment Support Workshops in Canada !

PVR Canada

In a new collaboration with Christine Grace and Community in Toronto, ON, the Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation invites all who are interested in supporting employment to attend our PVR Canada 2012 series of workshops.

Attend as a Certificate participant (all six workshops plus supported practice) or as a Workshop participant (training plus materials).

See our flyer and other details on our website:

Our next Workshop in Building Motivational Foundations: January 30-31, 2012! Download the registration form or contact us directly: Christine Grace McMulkin at or Debbie Nicolellis at

Help change the face of mental health research: complete this brief survey

As part of a research study to help mental health researchers work better with communities of people living with mental illnesses, the Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA) and the University of Michigan Depression Center are surveying people about their views of research. In order for this initiative to fully succeed, information from a diverse group of individuals is needed: both individuals living with mental illnesses, and those who support them.

Visit to begin this survey. It should take approximately 10 minutes to complete. Questions about the research project may be directed to Dr. Patricia Deldin (, or Lisa Goodale (

NEW! Essential Guide to Psychiatric Rehabilitation Practice

Take the opportunity to advance your understanding of the psychiatric rehabilitation process with this Essential Guide to Psychiatric Rehabilitation Practice by William A. Anthony & Marianne D. Farkas. Features of the Guide include checklists, case examples, and key principles that support effective implementation. The psychiatric rehabilitation process effectively helps people living with psychiatric disabilities become more successful and satisfied in living, working, learning, and social environments of their choice in any program model, setting or discipline. For more information: For any questions, please contact Sue McNamara by e-mail at or by phone at (617) 358-2574.

Anti-Stigma Service Learning Project for Students

The Dept. of Psychiatric Rehabilitation & Counseling Professions of the University of Medicine & Dentistry of NJ is seeking folks with lived experience of mental illness to act as peers to young adults in hopes of reducing stigma. This exciting new project, “It’s Okay to Talk About It”, is made possible by the Mental Health Foundation of Albany, NY and their Young Adults Programs to improve access to mental health-related education and services.
More information at

Order SAMHSA’s New Spanish-Language Fotonovela on Co-Occurring Disorders

El alcohol y la depresión: El camino de Jorge hacia una vida mejor
(Alcohol and Depression: Jorge’s Journey to a Better Life)

NEW Online Seminar: Self-Directed Psychiatric Rehabilitation Activities

The Self-Directed Psychiatric Rehabilitation Activities online seminar is designed to facilitate personal exploration, either independently or with support, through the process of considering, choosing, getting, and keeping a preferred living, learning, working, or social role.

Activity outlines, examples, and worksheets are included within each online lecture to teach individuals about the processes through the experience of direct application. The process in this online seminar is designed to assist a person to explore and learn about how to develop readiness for rehabilitation; to choose a valued role in residential, educational, vocational, and social settings; and to review and develop skills and supports that may be needed for success and satisfaction within a chosen role.

Successful participation in this online seminar earns 10 Professional Development Program (PDP) hours, which can be used for continuing education purposes. For more information, go to: For any questions, contact Sue McNamara by e-mail at or by phone at (617) 358-2574.