Online Seminar Outline
Joan Rapp, M.Ed., CAGS
Boston University Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation
940 Commonwealth Avenue West, 2nd Floor
Boston, MA 02215
Many individuals contributed their time and their thoughts to develop
this online seminar. We acknowledge them all, especially: Phillipe
Bloch, Judi Chamberlin, Dennis Dizon, Marsha Ellison, Marianne Farkas,
Andrew Heusser, Sue McNamara, Sally Rogers, Zlatka Russinova, and
Janel Tan from the Boston University Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation;
Pat Deegan, Jonathan Delman, and Steve Onken from the Center’s
Advisory Council; and members of the Ruby Rogers Center.
The online seminar lectures are designed to help mental health
consumer/survivors to begin to acquire a basic literacy in research
concepts and terms. It is intended to help consumer/survivors to
appreciate the importance of research in their lives and to become
aware of the possible roles they might play in a research project.
The online lectures will include information about some of the
types, tools, and principles in good research. Consumer/survivors
are encouraged to be curious about possible research questions,
about ways to improve the research process, and about the results
of any research they might participate in. Numerous links and additional
resource lists are provided if the individual seminar participant
should wish to get more in-depth information about the various aspects
It is anticipated that seminar participants will achieve the following
- Participants will learn some basic concepts and terms
used in research.
- Participants will be aware of the various roles consumer/survivors
can play in a research study.
- Participants will be aware of consumer/survivor rights in the
- Participants will expect to get the results of research studies
the are involved in and to consider what the results might mean
in actual practice.
There are no required texts for this online seminar, however,
there are some recommended readings.
Peer Run Program (2005). Common ingredients and performance
measures. In S. Clay, B. Schell, P. Corrigan, and R. Ralph (Eds.),
On our own together (chapter 11). Nashville, TN: Vanderbilt Press.
Need for Research and “Transformation” of Mental
Health Services, New Freedom Commission Final Report. Goal
5. Research. www.mentalhealthcommission.gov/reports/Final
After participating in the online seminar, participants will be
required to pass a 50-question test with 70% or better in order
to earn 10 PDP Hours for this online seminar. PDP Hours may be used
for continuing education purposes. Send the completed test to:
Sue McNamara, MS, CRC, CPRP
Director, Professional Development Program
Boston University, Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation
635 Commonwealth Avenue West
Boston, MA 02215
Course enrollment for this Online Seminar is $50.00.
Mental health consumers and their families are eligible for a 20%
discount, which would be $40.00. Orders from agencies and organizations, including mental health agencies
and consumer organizations, are not discounted.
Students must pass the test with a 70% or better in order to earn 10
Professional Development Program hours. Upon successful
completion of the test, students will receive a certificate
for this online seminar.
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more information about our distance learning options, please visit
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McNamara, MS, CRC, CPRP
Director, Professional Development