Recovery, Social Rehabilitation and Living Tobacco Free

90 Minutes

Dori S. Hutchinson, Sc.D

Dori S. Hutchinson, Sc.D. has worked at the Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation at Boston University for the last 27 years. She currently serves as the Director of Services Division which serves women, men and youth with serious psychiatric illnesses who may also be homeless, at risk for homelessness and experience significant co-morbidiites. She is currently the Principal Investigator of the Boston University Campus Suicide Prevention Program. She serves as an Associate Professor at Sargent College of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences at Boston University. 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 in 2010, received the Armin Loeb Award from the United States Psychiatric Rehabilitation Association (USPRA) for her work in promoting the health of people with mental illness. She served as the chairwoman of the research committee of the International Association of Psychosocial Rehabilitation Services Association (IAPSRS) in 2002-2004. She is also a current Board of Director member and sitting Chair-Elect of USPRA. 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. Over the last 25 years she has also developed health service initiatives in community rehabilitation settings, inpatient settings and educational settings that provide health promotion knowledge and skills to empower people with psychiatric disabilities to change their lifestyles and recover their functional health that has resulted from the consequences of living with a serious psychiatric illness.

Webinar Objectives

a) Provide a brief overview of the toll of tobacco among those with serious mental illness
b) Discuss a framework for recovery
c) Explain strategies to assess and develop readiness for recovery and social rehabilitation
d) Describe the importance of the role of peers in tobacco cessation
e) Study real life case studies