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When: 02/08/2019
12:00 PM
Where: UT Campus, AT & T Conference Center
1900 University Avenue
Austin 78705
United States

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Embracing Recovery with SMI populations:

The central role of psychologists in psychiatric rehabilitation

Presenter: Corinne E. Zupanick, Psy.D.

Friday, February 8th, 2019

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

1.5 Hours Professional Development Offered 


This presentation provides a brief introduction to the emerging and exciting field of psychiatric rehabilitation. The designation of a board specialty in SMI Psychology is currently under review by the APA. The presenter will review the key concepts and skills of psychiatric ‘rehab’ as applied to persons with serious psychiatric disabilities (or SMI). In the current managed healthcare system, persons with psychiatric disabilities are primarily treated by psychiatrists with pharmacotherapy. In psychiatric rehab settings, the goal is rehabilitation (not cure) via psycho-social methods. However, separate disability and treatment systems create funding silos that become barriers for the dissemination and provision of this EBP.

The rehabilitative approach will be compared to the more traditional medical approach to SMI. We will discuss the central role of psychologists as primary team leaders of trans-disciplinary, psychiatric rehab teams. The principle goal of these teams is to improve the life satisfaction and functioning of each participant, in ways that are meaningful and valued by the participant. Thus, the study and practice of psychiatric rehabilitation provides satisfying and meaningful work for psychologists as well: It draws upon our core competencies and rests upon behavioral science research.


Learning Objectives: This brief introduction to psychiatric rehabilitation (rehab), will provide participants the ability to:

1. Identify two differences between psychiatric rehab and traditional, medical models, with respect to persons having psychiatric disabilities due to SMI (severe mental illness).

2. Understand the meaning of recovery from SMI, as separate and distinct from recovery used in other contexts.

3. Identify two primary roles of psychologists on psychiatric rehab teams.

4. Identify key barriers to the dissemination and implementation of this evidence-based practice (EBP).


$20/Member or $10/student

Meeting Location and Parking: 

The meeting will take place at the AT&T Hotel and Conference Center (1900 University Avenue, Austin, TX 78705). The CAPA meeting room will be on the second floor overlooking the restaurant and is glassed in. Go through the restaurant and take a right to the stairs to the second floor, to Meeting Rooms 1 and 2 or go to the end of the buffet line and then take the elevator to the second floor and the meeting room is right there. You can also access the new meeting rooms 1 and 2 via the "grand stairway” to the second floor and going past the length of the restaurant on the floor below.   

There is a parking garage in the hotel, or you can use metered street parking if you prefer. 

Cancellations: Cancellations must be received no later than 3 business days prior to the event in order for a refund to be processed. Cancellations received after that time will have a refund processed.

Please note online registration will close at 5pm on the Thursday prior to the meeting. In order to expedite certificate distribution following monthly meetings, we request that you pre-pay online no later than noon on the Thursday before the meeting. If you prefer to register by check, please mail your payment to CAPA @ PO Box 1448, Cedar Park, TX 78630 postmarked no later than the Monday prior to the meeting. Those who pre-register as noted will receive expedited PD certificate distribution. On-site registrants will be processed within 7 business days. All PD certificates will be emailed to signed in attendees. Thank you!  

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