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Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Best Practices in Supported Education for People with Serious Mental Illness (SMI)

Description: Completing school or going back to school are common goals for people who might have dropped out or fell behind because of disruption caused by serious mental illness (SMI). Responding to the unique challenges of transition age youth and adults related to serious mental illness and education needs are best targeted through Supported Education.

This webinar will explore opportunities, challenges, and best practices in Supported Education for people with SMI. Researchers at the Boston University Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation and an Education Specialist at MHA Los Angeles will share their experiences from research and practice about how supported education can support recovery and help ensure students with SMI can thrive.

During the webinar, individuals will learn:

  • How supported education is best used to help people with serious mental illness.
  • Guidance about supported education from research
  • What supported education looks like in practice.
  • Challenges and barriers to consider in supported education.
  • Components of successful supported education practices or programs.


Dori Hutchinson, ScD, Director of Services and Associate Clinical Professor, Sargent College of Health and Rehabilitation Services, Boston University

Carey White, Education Specialist at Mental Health America Los Angeles