Tag Archives: Psychiatric Rehabilitation

New Course at PsychOdyssey Academy: Multifamily Groups

PsychOdyssey Academy is pleased to announce a new self-study course: PsychOdyssey 360: Multifamily Groups. Multifamily group treatment (MFGT) is an evidence-based modality for helping individuals and their families navigate the maelstrom of mental illness, particularly schizophrenia. Integrating psychoeducation and behavior … Continue reading

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Minds on the Edge: Facing Mental Illness

New on PsychOdyssey “Watch…”: MINDS ON THE EDGE: Facing Mental Illness is a multi-platform media project that explores severe mental illness in America. The centerpiece of the project is a television program which aired on PBS stations in October 2009. … Continue reading

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Most Vulnerable In The Hands Of The Least Educated?

Studying the details of the proposed closing of Hagedorn Psychiatric Hospital in New Jersey (click here to see our 12/10/10 testimony), we learned disquieting information about the very high percentage of direct contact staff workers in jobs with no, repeat … Continue reading

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The Clubhouse Movement, on PsychOdyssey TV

One of the leading resources of psychiatric rehabilitaiton is peer support–individuals with SMIs (serious mental illness) helping each other. One of the pioneering modalities for this is the Clubhouse movement, made prominent by Fountain House in New York City, which is “dedicated … Continue reading

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New PsychOdyssey TV Program on Supported Employment

Work is good for recovery. But getting and keeping a job can be an enormous challenge for an individual with a psychiatric disability. One of the proven evidence-based practices of psychiatric rehabilitation is supported employment. Denise Higgins, Employment Specialist at Catholic Charities, Trenton, NJ, talks to Tom … Continue reading

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Understanding the Lived Experience of Psychiatric Disability

To help a loved one with a psychiatric disability, first a family member must understand the individual. But is this really possible? How can we understand what goes on “inside the head” of anyone, much less someone with a psychiatric … Continue reading

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PsychOdyssey White Paper on Outpatient Commitment

PsychOdyssey Academy adds a new resource for its PsychOdyssey 350: Compulsory Treatment course. “Outpatient Commitment: A Philosophical Dilemma for Families” is a short academic paper prepared by PsychOdyssey founder Tom Pyle for his own graduate work in Psychiatric Rehabilitation at University … Continue reading

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Video Clips of Families In The Maelstrom “Down Under”

SANE Australia, a national charity supporting individuals with psychiatric disabilities in Australia, has produced several very effective DVDs of and by individuals and families telling their stories of coping with psychiatric disabilities. Available here for viewing are highlights on these helpful … Continue reading

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Ticket to Work: A Tool for Supported Employment

In our newly modified Research… section, which will now feature separate pages on each Aspect of Need, we include new information about the Social Security Administration’s “Ticket to Work” program, a helpful resource for augmenting financial security for individuals with psychiatric disabilities who want … Continue reading

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A Literature Review on the Subject of Recovery

Families supporting loved ones with psychiatric rehabilitation inevitably hear about “recovery” for, by, and of their loved ones. What does this really mean? What is its origin and history? From New South Wales in Australia comes this excellent (and long… … Continue reading

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