Anne Sullivan-Soydan, ScD, CPRP

Anne Sullivan-Soydan, ScD, CPRP

Anne Sullivan-Soydan
Title
Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Occupational Therapy
Office
635 Commonwealth Ave, room SAR-425 (new office Fall 2016)
Email
apsoydan@bu.edu
Phone
617-353-2726
Education
BS in Human Development Studies, University of Vermont, 1982.
MS in Rehabilitation Counseling, Boston University, 1987.
ScD in Rehabilitation Counseling, Boston University, 1999.
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Scholarly, Research, and/or Practice Interests

Dr. Sullivan-Soydan teaches in BU Sargent College’s core curriculum and advises undergraduates in Health Sciences. She developed and teaches the online courses and conference institutes for CPRP preparation for the Psychiatric Rehabilitation Association. She is a member of the PRA Academy of Psychiatric Rehabilitation and Recovery and on the board of directors of MassPRA.  As the co-chair of the Training and Education committee of the MassPRA chapter, she has developed and provided several state level CPRP training sessions as well.

Dr. Sullivan-Soydan has spent much of the past 25 years developing and disseminating Supported Education initiatives for young adults with psychiatric disabilities as they return to college. She also provides program evaluation for local academic programs in psychiatric rehabilitation and clinical supervision to recovery oriented service programs. She completed a postdoctoral fellowship in psychiatric rehabilitation at the School of Health Related Professions at Rutgers University where she is currently working on research to improve career development outcomes for transition age young adults with psychiatric conditions.

Dr. Sullivan-Soydan has provided extensive training and technical assistance in the area of psychiatric disabilities in the college population, and is the author and editor of several publications, book chapters, and an edited textbook in supported education. She has completed a post-doctoral fellowship for NIDRR, conducting research in the area of campus mental health as a Mary Switzer award recipient. She is also a founding member and officer of the national Consortium for Psychiatric Rehabilitation Educators group, committed to best practices in teaching mental health. She recently won the national LeRoy Spaniol Educator’s award, granted by the International Psychiatric Rehabilitation Association, in recognition for “outstanding contributions toward educating and mentoring a new generation of leaders.”

Courses Taught

Sargent Core Curriculum (Sargent undergraduate programs and BS in Behavior and Health)

Freshmen Seminar. Exploration of the roles and functions of the health and rehabilitation disciplines. Introduction to the health care system and its impact on society. Sargent students only. (Credits: 2)

Overview of healthy development across the lifespan followed by an examination of common conditions that typically begin in certain stages. Each condition will be examined for its individual, group and systemic impacts. (Credits: 4)

Survey of theory, research, and therapeutic interventions related to the rehabilitation of persons with psychiatric disabilities. Presents an overview of maladaptive problems in living from personal, biological, social, and environmental perspectives. Emphasizes issues of special relevance to health and rehabilitation professionals. 4 credits, 1st semester (Credits: 4)

The course is designed to improve the student's cultural competence, interpersonal and human relations skills. Through lecture, experiential activities and class discussions, students explore the meaning of helping/healing and identify the factors that facilitate counseling and professional relationships. These skills are also fundamental for health promotion programs. (Credits: 4)

Publications

  • Bernacchio, C., & Sullivan-Soydan, A.P. (2013). Developing distance education in psychiatric rehabilitation. Rehabilitation Research, Policy, and Education.
  • Sullivan-Soydan, A.P. (2013). Supported education. In P.B. Nemec & K. Furlong-Norman (Eds.), Best practices in psychiatric rehabilitation. Linthicum, MD: United States Psychiatric Rehabilitation Association.
  • Nemec, P.B., & Sullivan-Soydan, A.P. (2009). Teaching flexibility and creativity through student project development.  Psychiatric Rehabilitation Journal, 32 (4), 319-322.
  • Nemec, P.B., & Sullivan-Soydan, A.P. (2008). The medium isn’t the message.  Psychiatric Rehabilitation Journal, 31 (4), 377-379.
  • Sullivan-Soydan, A.P.  (2005). Supported Education Operations Manual.  Boston University: Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation.
  • Sullivan-Soydan, A.P.  (2005). A Culturally Competent Helping Skills Curriculum. Boston University: Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation.
  • Sullivan-Soydan, A. P. (2004). Supported education: A portrait of a psychiatric rehabilitation intervention. American Journal of Psychiatric Rehabilitation, 7, 227-248
  • Sullivan-Soydan, A.P.  (2002).  Overview of supported education.  In C.T. Mowbray, K. Strauch-Brown, A. P. Sullivan Soydan, and K. Furlong-Norman, (Eds.), The Supported Education Handbook:  Models and Methods.  Baltimore:  International Association of Psychosocial Rehabilitation Services.
  • Sullivan-Soydan, A.P.  (2002).  Using interagency collaboration to develop supported education. In C.T. Mowbray, K. Strauch-Brown, A. P. Sullivan Soydan, and K. Furlong-Norman, (Eds.), The Supported Education Handbook:  Models and Methods.  Baltimore:  International Association of Psychosocial Rehabilitation Services.

Grants Funded

  • 2011: Co-Principal Investigator. NIDRR Field Initiated Research Grant, No. H133G110239. Developing Executive Functioning through Cognitive Remediation for College Students with Psychiatric Disabilities.  [Written with Michelle I. Mullen, Co-PI, UMDNJ.Awarded to UMDNJ Department of Rehabilitation Counseling, School of Health Related Professions, Scotch Plains, NJ]
  • 2009: SAMHSA Suicide Prevention Grant in conjunction with Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation.
  • 2008-2009: NIDRR Postdoctoral Research Fellowship (2008-2009).  A Survey of Post-Secondary Disability Service Office Use by Students with Serious Psychiatric Disabilities. Outcome of this Mary Switzer fellowship project provided knowledge information about the general characteristics of students with psychiatric disabilities, and the services that are provided and used by both the primary (students)  and secondary  (the faculty) customers of postsecondary DSS providers. (Final report and summary article of findings in press).
  • 1992-1997: Massachusetts Department of Mental Health.  Title of Grant:  Supported Education Technical Assistance and Development.  Principal Investigator:  Anne P. Sullivan.
  • 1992-1997: Massachusetts Department of Mental Health.  Title of Grant:  Supported Education Technical Assistance and Development.  Principal Investigator:  Anne P. Sullivan.
  • 1990-1993: Department of Education Office of Special Education and Rehabilitation Services.  Title of Grant: Supported Education Demonstration Project.  Principal Investigators:  Dale Walsh and Anne Sullivan.

Presentations

  • Sullivan-Soydan, A.P. & Gregorio, M.C. Get Your CPRP!  Workshop Presenter, Massachusetts Psychiatric Rehabilitation Association Annual Conference, Marlboro, MA (November 4, 2015).
  • Sullivan-Soydan, A.P. The CPRP exam preparation Institute.  Institute Presenter, Massachusetts Psychiatric Rehabilitation Association Annual Conference, Marlboro, MA (November 3, 2015).
  • Sullivan-Soydan, A.P. & Gregorio, M.C.  Get Certified!  Workshop Presenter, Massachusetts Psychiatric Rehabilitation Association Annual Conference, Worcester, MA (October 23, 2014).
  • Sullivan-Soydan, A.P.  The CPRP exam preparation Institute.  Institute Presenter, Massachusetts Psychiatric Rehabilitation Association Annual Conference, Worcester, MA. (October 23, 2014).
  • Sullivan-Soydan, A.P.  Preparing for the CPRP exam: A three day institute.  Institute Leader and Presenter, Psychiatric Rehabilitation Association Workforce Development Summit: 39th Annual Conference, Baltimore, MD (June 22-24, 2014).
  • Sullivan-Soydan, A.P. & Gregorio, M.C.  Get Certified!  Workshop Presenter, Massachusetts Psychiatric Rehabilitation Association Annual Conference, Worcester, MA (October 30, 2013).
  • Sullivan-Soydan, A.P. & Rapp, J.  Getting a Career: Education and Employment Strategies.  Workshop Presenter, Massachusetts Psychiatric Rehabilitation Association Annual Conference, Worcester, MA (October 30, 2013).
  • Sullivan-Soydan, A.P.  The CPRP exam preparation Institute.  Institute Presenter, Massachusetts Psychiatric Rehabilitation Association Annual Conference, Worcester, MA. (October 29, 2013).
  • Sullivan-Soydan, A.P.  Teaching the DSM-5.  Invited Speaker, Consortium of Psychiatric Rehabilitation Educators Annual Symposium, Rutgers University, Scotch Plains, NJ (November 1-2, 2013).
  • Sullivan-Soydan, A.P.  Preparing for the CPRP exam: A three day institute.  Institute Presenter, Psychiatric Rehabilitation Association 38th Annual Conference, Atlanta, GA (June 9-12, 2013).
  • Sullivan-Soydan, A.P. & Gregorio, M. Why get your CPRP? Workshop Presenter, Massachusetts Psychiatric Rehabilitation Association Annual Conference, Worcester, MA (October 26, 2012).
  • Sullivan-Soydan, A.P.  The CPRP exam preparation Institute. Institute Presenter, Massachusetts Psychiatric Rehabilitation Association Annual Conference, Worcester, MA. (October 25-2012).
  • Sullivan-Soydan, A.P.  Preparing for the CPRP exam: A three day institute.  Institute Presenter, United States Psychiatric Rehabilitation Association 37th Annual Conference, Minneapolis, MN. (May 20-May 24, 2012).
  • Sullivan-Soydan, A.P.  Psychiatric Rehabilitation through the seven domains of practice: A three day course in Preparing for the CPRP exam.  Institute Presenter, United States Psychiatric Rehabilitation Association 36th Annual Conference, Boston, MA (June 21-24, 2011).
  • Sullivan-Soydan, A.P., Rogers, E.S., Hutchinson, D.S., & Furlong-Norman, K. An overview of Supported Education: Research and new developments. Online Webinar: Mental Health America National Webinar Series. Lead presenter and organizer, and done in collaboration with BU Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation (Wednesday, September 28, 2011).
  • Sullivan-Soydan, A.P.  Psychiatric Rehabilitation through the seven domains of practice: A three day course in Preparing for the CPRP exam.  Institute Presenter, United States Psychiatric Rehabilitation Association 36th Annual Conference, Boston, MA  (June 21-24, 2011).
  • Sullivan-Soydan, A.P.  Suicide Prevention on Campus. UMDNJ SHRP Department of Psychiatric Rehabilitation and Counseling Professions Colloquium Series (January 21, 2011)
  • Sullivan-Soydan, A. P. A Survey of Binge Eating Behavior and Binge Eating Disorder in women with psychiatric disability. UMDNJ Colloquium Series (April 4, 2010).
  • Sullivan-Soydan, A.P., & Burns-Lynch, W.F. Psychiatric Rehabilitation through the seven domains of practice: A two day course in Preparing for the CPRP exam.  Two day Institute Presenter, United States Psychiatric Rehabilitation Association 35th Annual Conference, Boise, Idaho  (June 16-17, 2010).

Awards and Honors

  • Psychiatric Rehabilitation Association 2015 LeRoy Spaniol Educator Award, Presented at PRA National Summit in Philadelphia, PA on June 1, 2015. Recognition for “outstanding contributions toward educating and mentoring a new generation of leaders.”
  • Dean’s Summer Scholarship Stipend for Faculty.  June 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2015. Sargent College of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, Boston University, Boston, MA.
  • NIDRR Mary Switzer Fellow 2008-2009
  • Praxis Web Pick Award Winner: February 2001. Web site on employment and education chosen as a Praxis Pick; a weekly award given by medical editors to a website that is one of a select group of valuable resources for primary care physicians and their patients.
  • Massachusetts Department of Mental Health Commissioners Recognition Award, October 19, 1995. Outstanding Service Award, Haverhill Supported Education Task Force.

Licenses and Certifications

  • 1987-2008: Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC)
  • 2000-Present: Commission on Rehabilitation Counselor Certification (CPRP)