UIC NRTC 1995-2000
The National Research and Training Center (NRTC) on Psychiatric Disability
is a five-year program of research, training, technical assistance,
and dissemination activities designed to result in enhanced service
delivery and increased knowledge about psychiatric disability,
rehabilitation, and peer support. Located in the Department
of Psychiatry at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC), the
Center's projects address prevention of hospitalization and crisis
management; employment and education; the needs of women and those
with diverse cultural backgrounds; familial experiences; and systems
integration. The full participation of consumers in all levels
of research and knowledge exchange is promoted. The Center
provides training on psychiatric disability, research design and
methodology, rehabilitation models, and consumer outcomes. Individualized
technical assistance and training seminars are supplemented with
instructional curricula, manuals, and software. Activities
target rehabilitation and mental health professionals, consumers,
families, psychiatrists, social workers, employers, co-workers,
Beginning in October, 1995, the Center was funded by
the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research
(NIDRR) of the US Department of Education and the Center for Mental
Health Services (CMHS) of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health
Services Administration (SAMHSA) to engage in a number of research
and training projects. Below are links to individual project
summaries and updates.
Judith A. Cook, Ph.D.
Lisa Razzano, Ph.D. and Susan Pickett-Schenk, Ph.D.
Directors of Research
Jessica Jonikas, M.A.
Managing Director and Director of Training