Webinar: PSR Best Practices: What We Know

Date
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Access
Open to the Public
Presenter
Mary Jansen Ph.D.
Organization
BC PSR Advanced Practice
Location
Webinar

PSR Best Practices: What We Know

Presenter: Mary Jansen Ph.D.

This session will present current research on the evidence based practice known as Supported Employment.  Emerging research will also be presented on the importance of combining Supported Employment with cognitive remediation and social cognition training.  The session will be interactive and participants will be encouraged to be part of the discussion by asking questions and sharing their experiences of this evidence based practice. 

Session Objectives:

  1. Define Supported employment in mental health literature.
  2. Articulate emerging research on combining supported employment and cognitive  remediation.
  3. Engage workshop participants in articulating their own experience with best practices.

Presenter Info:

Mary A. Jansen, Ph.D. directs Bayview Behavioral Consulting, Inc. in Vancouver, BC where she advises agencies and health authorities about rehabilitation and recovery services for people with serious mental illnesses.  Prior to moving to Vancouver from the U.S., Dr. Jansen served as the Deputy Chief Consultant for Mental Health and Chief Consultant for Psychology in the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs with responsibility for ensuring that the most appropriate mental health treatment and rehabilitation services were provided to the Nation’s veterans in VA medical centers throughout the country.  Under Dr. Jansen’s leadership, the VA established the Interdisciplinary Fellows Program in Psychosocial Rehabilitation which trains the full spectrum of mental health disciplines across the United States. The Fellows Program led to the buildup of a mental health rehabilitation and recovery workforce at VA medical centers throughout the U.S.

Previous experience includes several years of service at the World Health Organization (WHO) first as a consultant to the Mental Health Department where she established a program to empower consumers of mental health services in WHO member states.  She later served as the Director of the Substance Abuse Department where she established two primary areas of focus, one on research and one aimed at building capacity in member states of the Organization.

Dr. Jansen has served on several national and international committees, task forces and working groups, and has authored over 70 peer reviewed journal, book chapters, books, and organizational publications on mental health rehabilitation and recovery, substance abuse, and women’s issues.  With the American Psychological Association (APA), she is the author of a newly released curriculum to train psychologists in the principles and practices of recovery and psychosocial rehabilitation.  Dr. Jansen is licensed for the practice of psychology in three jurisdictions of the U.S. and is a Member of the Canadian Psychological Association (CPA) and a Fellow of the APA. 

The BC PSR Advanced Practice is pleased to offer this session that presents current research on the evidence based practice known as Supported Employment. Emerging research is also presented on the importance of combining Supported Employment with cognitive remediation and social cognition training.