Boston University College of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences: Sargent College:
Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation

Boston University College of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences: Sargent College:
Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation

Introduction to Rehabilitation Readiness

Marianne Farkas, Anne Sullivan Soydan, and Cheryl Gagne

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Was: $24.95

Introduction to Rehabilitation Readiness

Marianne Farkas, Anne Sullivan Soydan, and Cheryl Gagne


Was: $24.95


Recommended for practitioners, educators, trainers, program administrators, and program directors. Valuable resource for training new staff or for retraining existing staff; for training students in courses in rehabilitation counseling, psychology, psychiatry, psychiatric nursing, and social work; and for workshop presentations and seminars for helping professionals.


Rehabilitation readiness helps people with serious psychiatric disabilities to actively assess their own willingness to engage in rehabilitation. Introduction to Rehabilitation Readiness begins with a brief overview of psychiatric rehabilitation. The research background and context for the concepts involved in both assessing and developing psychiatric rehabilitation readiness are discussed. Further, if they wish, it helps people to get involved in activities that assist them in increasing their readiness.

Introduction to Rehabilitation Readiness can be used as a stand-alone text for classroom use or self-study. It also can be used as an introduction to the Rehabilitation Readiness Training Technology.

Citation: Farkas, M., Sullivan Soydan, A., & Gagne, C. (2000). Introduction to rehabilitation readiness. Boston, MA: Boston University, Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation.

Product Details

PDF file: 80 pages
Published: 2000
ISBN: 978-1-878512-10-9

Table of Contents

  • Chapter 1: The Context for Rehabilitation Readiness
  • Chapter 2: Description of Rehabilitation Readiness
  • Chapter 3: Assessing Readiness for Rehabilitation
  • Chapter 4: Developing Readiness for Rehabilitation
  • Chapter 5: Conclusion


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Marianne Farkas, ScD

Dr. Farkas contributed to the establishment of the Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation. She has been the Co-Principal Investigator of the Rehabilitation Research and Training Center since 1994 and a professor in Sargent College of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences at Boston University. She has authored and co-authored over 100 articles in professional journals, four textbooks, a dozen book chapters, and nine multi-media training package; and is on a myriad of editorial review boards and advisory boards. Dr. Farkas has been working in various capacities in the field of psychiatric rehabilitation and recovery that have enabled her to promote the use of effective strategies and programs with diverse populations around the globe. She has been the Vice President of the World Association of Psychosocial Rehabilitation (WAPR) and the President of the National Association of Rehabilitation Research and Training Centers (NARRTC and nd the Director of the World Health Organization Collaborating Center in Psychiatric Rehabilitation. She has received numerous awards for her contributions to the field including a Lifetime Achievement Award in recognition of “…her outstanding contributions to the pre-eminence and practice of psychosocial rehabilitation.”

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Anne Sullivan Soydan, ScD

Dr. Soydan is an Assistant Clinical Professor at the College of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences: Sargent College at Boston University. Anne was the project director of the Boston University-based Supported Education Program, developing and implementing service programs for young adults with psychiatric disabilities as they return to college and providing statewide technical assistance and consultation in supported education. Anne also conducted research, training, and consultation in the areas of educational support, and reasonable accommodations; program and curriculum development; program evaluation; and eating disorders and trauma and quality of care in women with psychiatric disabilities.

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Cheryl Gagne, ScD

Dr. Gagne worked in numerous research, training, and service projects at the Center. Dr. Gagne was a senior training associate and spent her time training and consulting with mental health programs in the United States and internationally. She was the associate director of the Services Division of the Center, which develops, delivers, and evaluates innovative services for people with psychiatric disabilities. She developed many training programs and courses for mental health professionals and people who use mental health services.


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