November 2013 eCast


eCast Vol. 13 No. 11

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CPR News and Recent Activity

Boston University Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation invites you to attend a webinar on
Monday, December 16, 2013 at 3:00 – 4:30 p.m. Eastern Standard Time.

“Improving Health and Healthcare for People with Serious Mental Health Conditions”

Improving the quality of life through the integration of health and mental health is one of the key goals of United States federal initiatives including the Affordable Health Care Act, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s Center for Integrated Health Solutions and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid. This webinar will provide a combined public health and mental health approach to the complex problems of medical and mental health challenges for persons with significant mental health problems. 

The lead presenter will be Benjamin Druss, M.D., MPH, Rosalynn Carter Chair in Mental Health at the Department of Health Policy and Management, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University.  Dr. Druss is one of the leading experts and researchers in the area of physical and mental health integration. He discusses a model that has relevance for large scale replication throughout the U.S.

Facilitator for the webinar will be Dori Hutchinson, Sc. D., Director of Recovery Services at the Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation.  Dr. Hutchinson has been incorporating innovative health and wellness practices into Psychiatric Rehabilitation/Recovery Services for over 20 years.

Sharing her personal experiences about attempting to deal with physical and mental health needs will be Gloria Dickerson, an Alumna of the BU Recovery Services program.

If you have any questions please contact Joan Rapp at joanrapp@bu.edu or register at /develop/webinar

 

Our Partners

Recovery Coaching and Three Elements of Instructional Design

The Recovery Opportunity Center is excited to help you put Recovery Coaching into motion as you move your team and organization toward a truly integrated recovery and wellness service delivery system.  They have designed instructional components into three separate but independent elements that work synergistically to provide an engaging and practical learning experience. Each element, briefly described below, plays an integral part in the design.

The book by Lori Ashcraft, Reinventing Broken Systems: Fixing Case Management, provides a compelling narrative description of how case management can be put into action and result in recovery outcomes.  It describes the history of case management and shows how it was shaped by political and economic forces.  It compares a recovery approach to common practices and traditional approaches and describes recovery coaching as a method for promoting recovery. The book provides a detailed foundation to recovery coaching.

The workbook created by Rick Forbess, Recovery Coaching: A Self-Directed Skill-Based Workbook, provides an excellent tool for use in workshops or classrooms where an in-depth learning experience of recovery coaching can be rendered. The workbook is learning  centered and facilitates an interactive learning dynamic.  Note: Rick Forbess is currently the Associate Director of Training at the Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation at BU. The Recovery in Action Toolkit developed by Chris Martin and Lori Ashcraft is designed to use in weekly team meetings.  It provides a real time way of learning and applying the recovery coaching skills in the workplace.

The book and workbook can be purchased at http://shop.recoveryopportunity.com/    The Recovery Opportunity Center can also provide you with training.  Check out their website at http://recoveryopportunity.com/

 

Internet Resources

 

The National Technical Assistance Center for Children’s Mental Health advises that in 2014 there will be basic changes in the way Americans will get health coverage when major parts of the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare go into effect. They recommend going to http://kff.org/health-reform/video/youtoons-obamacare-video/ for more information.

The Office of Disability Employment Policy has produced an Integrated Employment Toolkit. The Toolkit offers a collection of resources, reports, papers, policies, fact sheets, case studies, and discussion guides from a variety of sources to accommodate the full range of users and increase capacity and understanding about the value and potential of integrated employment.  Go to: http://www.dol.gov/odep/ietoolkit/

Modern Relaxation can be found on an ITunes Application.
Smiling Mind is modern meditation for young people. It’s a simple tool that gives a sense of calm, clarity and contentment.   https://itunes.apple.com/au/app/smiling-mind/id560442518?mt=8&ign-mpt=uo%3D4

Web Guide to Complementary and Alternative Treatments for Mental Health Conditions Is Published
Mental Health America has published an online resource “that provides a comparative, research-based approach [to] complementary and alternative treatments for mental health conditions”. The website evaluates SAM-e (which has been used in Europe for more than three decades), fish oil, rhodiola (which “has long been employed in Eurasian traditional medicine”), DHEA (a natural steroid), CES (Cranial Electrotherapy Stimulation), yoga, meditation, and ginkgo biloba (an ancient Chinese herbal remedy). For more information, please see:  http://www.mentalhealthamerica.net/go/mentalhealthandcam

 

A new newsletter is available for download:  Job Development and Job Retention for Persons in Recovery

This newsletter features an interview with CPR’s Joan Rapp. It is of interest especially to those helping others obtain employment. Click here for the newsletter or go to: http://www.bu.edu/cpr/resources/newsletter/RRNewsfall2013.pdf

 

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Newsletter Survey: The Center provides a wide range of newsletters and factsheets which are available in PDF format as well as by direct mail upon request.  These can be reached for download by clicking here.  Fact sheets are obtained by clicking here. We also mail copies to many of those who are on our mailing list. The Center periodically conducts surveys to determine the effectiveness of newsletters and other publications and to become aware of your needs.   To participate in the Newsletter Survey please go to:  http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/CPRNews2013  or Link to Website

 

Resources

Repository

The Repository of Employment and Vocational Recovery Resources (REVR) is an online archive of employment materials with a specific focus on vocational recovery.  It is being designed for a variety of users including Persons with Lived Experience, Peer Support Personnel, and Administrators of Vocational Rehabilitation, the Social Security Service, Mental Health and Employment Organizations.  Click here  

If you wish to help us add sites to the repository, please review our criteria and send your suggestions. More information is available at: http://www.bu.edu/cpr/employment/subpages/contribution.html

For the full site, go to http://www.bu.edu/cpr/employment/index.html

 

Join the Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation in a webinar on Improving Health and Healthcare for People with Serious Mental Health Conditions.  Drs. Benjamin Druss and Dori Hutchinson along with Gloria Dickerson, a person with lived experience, will discuss how to deal with the dual challenges of health and mental health care.   Improving the quality of life through the integration of health and mental health is one of the key goals of United States federal initiatives including the Affordable Health Care Act, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s Center for Integrated Health Solutions and the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation.  This webinar will provide a combined public health and mental health approach to the complex problems of medical and mental health challenges for persons with significant mental health problems. Go to:  /develop/webinar/improving-health

 

Suggestions are welcome and should be emailed to: psyrehab@bu.edu

 

This eCast was produced by CPR staff including Bernard Kingsley, Erica Ratti, and William Costa.

This eCast and numerous products of the Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation are supported by a Rehabilitation Research and Training Center Grant from the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research, Department of Education and the Center for Mental Health Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (NIDRR/CMHS).

The eCast contents do not represent the policies of these Federal agencies and readers should not assume endorsement by the federal government.