December Special Edition 2012 eCast


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CPR News and Recent Activity

The Global Leadership Institute is particularly looking for teams from outside the U.S.

What is it?

Individuals with serious mental illnesses can and do recover, to claim or reclaim a meaningful life.  The GLI is an ongoing training program to create an international network of leaders in mental health supported in fostering the development of recovery oriented practice for individuals with serious mental illnesses or psychiatric disabilities.

Who is it for?

We will train individuals who, together with key stakeholders from their region, have some connection and/or influence on services for those with serious mental illnesses and are looking for ways to implement recovery oriented services.  Potential candidates include people such as: leaders of professions serving those with serious mental illnesses, leaders of associations advocating for this group; agency administrators, administrators of government bodies/agencies/divisions; system administrators, legislators, researchers, program evaluators or others.

We are looking for  regional groups, including at least one individual with his/her own experience of mental illnesses ( also identified as “users” “survivors”, “consumers”, “ex-patients”, “experts by experience”)  or family members. Professionals with their own experience of serious mental illnesses (e. g, administrators, legislators, researchers/program evaluators, educators) who are emerging leaders in recovery and/or psychiatric rehabilitation are particularly welcome.

When does it begin?

Applications are due Feb 25th 2013. The one-week classroom session will begin the end of May /early June 2013. 6 months of mentorship will follow.

If you are interested, please contact Marianne Farkas, ScD., Director of Training, Dissemination and Technical Assistance at mfarkas@bu.edu   for an application form.

Please forward this to your intenational friends since the Global Leadership Institute is particularly looking for teams from countries outside the U.S.

 

Internet Resources

Report says 20 percent of US adults experienced mental illness in the past year.

http://www.samhsa.gov/newsroom/advisories/1211273220.aspx

Relationship With Patient Can Determine Treatment Success.

http://psychnews.psychiatryonline.org/newsArticle.aspx?articleid=1484653

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