March 2017 eCast

In this edition of the eCast

  • Toolkit for Recovery Promoting Competencies
  • Winter 2017 Book Sale!!
  • Job Development and Job Retention course
  • Coming Soon – Stakeholder Listening Sessions
  • Online Technical Assistance for Employment Service Providers
  • Participants Needed for an Internet Survey
  • LinkedIn Group: Employing People with Psychiatric Disabilities

Looking to turn recovery concepts into practices?

New! Toolkit for Recovery Promoting Competencies for Mental Health/Rehabilitation Providers

What is it?

The Toolkit is designed to support the delivery of recovery oriented practices by providers and organizations serving individuals with mental health conditions. The toolkit includes:

  • a self-assessment tool
  • everyday strategies and tips
  • self-paced online course on recovery promoting relationship skills
  • and, links to other resources

Introductory offer!

$100 for providers
$650 for organizational license

Read more and purchase the Toolkit at /develop/toolkit

Winter 2017 Book Sale!!

Up to 75% off the price of books, curricula, workbooks, and media products from BU’s Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation, while supplies last!

See the list of books included (PDF).

Free Book with the purchase of any other book or product!

Pay only the shipping cost! While supplies last!

Principled Leadership for Mental Health Systems & Programs
William Anthony and Kevin Huckshorn

For any questions, please contact Sue McNamara by e-mail at or by phone at (617) 358-2574.

Online course on Job Development and Job Retention for Persons in Recovery

A course for Employment Specialists, Rehabilitation Counselors, Vocational Peer Specialists and others working to improve employment outcomes.

Enroll in our 10-week online course: 5 online Modules and 5 live web/discussion meetings. At the end of each Module there is a test and a Discussion Board. This will be our 16th class and we have had learners from throughout the U.S., Canada and three other countries.

Registration is open now for the next session beginning at the end of April, 2017. Be sure to review the website for full information on this program. There is a fee for this course and some CEU’s are available. For information or registration please click here for the website or contact the instructor, Joan Rapp, at 617-353-3549 or

Find out more about the course.

Coming Soon

Stakeholder Listening Sessions

We want to hear from you! The Center is committed to providing information you can make use of today in order to improve your life, or the lives of people you serve.

As a part of the National Resources Center on Employment we are conducting Listening Sessions to get your input on what events upcoming events and resources we should create.

Look for the invite in an upcoming message from us.

Online Technical Assistance Response for Employment Service Providers

The Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation is currently offering an online technical assistance service to organizations providing employment services to people in mental health recovery. As a component of the Center’s National Resource Center of Employment and Vocational Recovery, the service will be offered at no expense to the organization. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and the National Institute on Disability and Independent Living Research and Rehabilitation (NIDILRR) fund the project.

What is the focus of the service?

Assisting organizations to build program structures and components to address a range of individual and environmental factors that impact employment and vocational recovery outcomes.

To learn more about the service or to begin the technical assistance process, contact:

Rick Forbess, Project Director

Recruiting participants for an internet survey about professional practices that can promote vocational recovery

Have you seen a vocational counselor or an employment specialist (or other vocational provider) in the past year to help you get or keep a job? If so, we would like your opinion about that experience.

Please visit the survey to participate.

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.