August 2017 eCast


In this edition of the eCast

  • Message from the Executive Director, Dr. E. Sally Rogers
  • 9th World Hearing Voices Congress
  • Alternatives Conference
  • Innovative Technology in Community Health Care Conference
  • PDF Products
  • LinkedIn Group: Employing People with Psychiatric Disabilities

Message from the Executive Director, Dr. E. Sally Rogers

It’s hard to believe that it has been a year since I became the Executive Director of the Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation, part of Sargent College at Boston University. I want to take this opportunity to let you know about some of the exciting activities we are engaged in at the Center and what we envision for the future.

The Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation has been working on a variety of projects, all in line with our mission to assist individuals to recover and assume meaningful roles.

We are in the midst of conducting projects designed to help individuals assume the role of worker. We are studying the effects of “Opening Doors” a new program to provide meaningful career guidance. We are also examining the effects of the Thinking Skills for Work, a cognitive remediation program made to be user-friendly and accessible through the use of computer tablets rather than desktop computers in a program or clinic. We are looking at policies that promote or impede work for individuals with psychiatric conditions as well as predictors of positive employment outcomes. For individuals who may not view themselves as workers, we have developed Vocational Empowerment Photovoice. We are testing this approach, which is photography-based, to examine worker identity and encourage vocational engagement. The contact people for all of these projects can be found on our website at.

In the next few months, I will let you know more about other important projects we are working on.


9th World Hearing Voices Congress

Boston, August 16-18, 2017.

Now in its 30th year, the international community of the Hearing Voices Movement is coming to US shores for the first time!

For information visit the conference board!


National Alternatives Conference

Boston, August 18-21, 2017.

The national Alternatives Conference offers life-changing opportunities to those in the mental health peer-recovery movement. It helps mental health consumer/survivors make valuable connections, develop leadership skills, provide and receive peer support, and share expertise and resources.

For information visit the conference board!


Innovative Technology in Community Health Care Conference and 40th Anniversary Celebration

Boston, September 8, 2017.

Join Vinfen at the Innovative Technology in Community Health Care Conference on Friday, September 8, 2017 at the Joseph B. Martin Conference Center at Harvard Medical School.

For information visit the conference board!


PDF Products!!

Are your bookshelves too full? BU’s Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation is now selling all of its products as PDF files at 50% off of the original prices of books, curricula, workbooks, and training materials.

Click to view a complete product list.

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


LinkedIn Group: Employing People with Psychiatric Disabilities

If you are a person in recovery, employer, or supporter of people with psychiatric disabilities, we invite you to join the Center’s new LinkedIn group. For more information, or to join, please visit our LinkedIn page.


 

This project was developed under a grant with funding from the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research, and from the Center for Mental Health Services Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, United States Department of Health and Human Services (NIDILRR grant 90RT5029). NIDILRR is a Center within the Administration for Community Living (ACL), Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The contents of this project do not necessarily represent the policy of NIDILRR, ACL, HHS, and you should not assume endorsement by the Federal Government.