Director of Services, Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation; Associate Clinical Professor, Sargent College
Dori S. Hutchinson, Sc.D. has worked at the Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation at Boston University since 1984. Besides serving as Director of Services, Dr. Hutchinson is an Associate Clinical Professor at Sargent College of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences at Boston University. Dr. Hutchinson sits on several community mental health center advisory boards both locally in Massachusetts and nationally. Dr. Hutchinson was the 2000 recipient of the International Association of Psychosocial Rehabilitation Services Association’s (IAPSRS) Early Career Research Award for her contributions on health issues for persons with serious psychiatric disabilities and the 2010 Armin Loeb recipient for her work in health promotion and recovery education for the United States Psychiatric Rehabilitation Association. She is a member of the Board of Directors of USPRA, having served as secretary, treasurer and is currently Chairwoman-Elect.
Dr. Hutchinson has developed and implemented recovery-oriented service initiatives that assist people who have mental illness assume their rightful roles as students, employees, residents and members of their communities. She provides training nationally to organizations and providers who wish to deliver recovery-oriented services and conduct relevant program evaluations. Dr. Hutchinson has worked more recently in developing mental health promotion services on campuses that assist students with serious mental illnesses to succeed in all domains of their lives as college students, as well as college suicide prevention programming that creates caring academic communities.