Paving the Way to Employment in Canada: Aug. 26 Webinar

Webinar on employment


Please join us for a Webinar on Paving the Way to Employment for Persons with Mental Health Conditions: the Canadian Experience on Thursday, August 26, 2016 from 2:00 - 3:30 p.m. eastern daylight savings time. This presentation will be primarily for Employment Specialists, Rehabilitation Counselors and practitioners concerned with promoting successful employment. All are welcome including persons in recovery, family members, benefits specialists, supervisors, administrators, educators and others.

The webinar will address such topics as: the partnerships necessary for overcoming barriers to employment; preparing individuals for choosing and getting meaningful employment; working with employers; disclosure issues; evidence-based and promising practices; the interactions of wages and benefits; growth opportunities, peer support and rural job development.

Presenters will include:

Joan C. Rapp, M.Ed., CAGS, Boston University Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation who has been in the psychiatric rehabilitation field focusing on employment and education for almost 50 years. At Boston University she focuses on continuing education for those who work in psychiatric rehabilitation.

Elizabeth Van Houtte, Ph.D., RSW, CPRP. Elizabeth has worked in the field of mental health for the past 28 years. As a specialist in Supported Employment, Elizabeth has been a trainer and educator for mental health professionals both in Canada and the United States. She currently is a sessional Professor in the School of Social Work at Laurentian University, Barrie Ontario Campus.

To enroll in the webinar you will need access to the internet and a telephone (together). For registration please go to: