CASRA Fall Conference
Pasadena Hilton

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Special Pre-Conference Institute
Early Intervention Strategies
November 16, 2016

Join us for an intensive look at Early Intervention Strategies for people experiencing psychosis and other extreme states for the first time.   Shirley Glynn, Ph.D., from UCLA will focus on the lessons learned from the national study called RAISE (Recovery After Initial Schizophrenic Episode).  Wayne Munchel, LCSW, will share his  expertise and practical tools for working with youth,  evaluating the impact of trauma and utilizing alternative strategies when working with psychosis.

Click here for the list of conference workshops and presenters.

CASRA Fall Conference
A Spotlight on Community Inclusion

November 17, 2016

Community Inclusion is one of the three main goals of Psychosocial Rehabilitation, along with recovery and quality of life.

This year's conference is pleased to feature Mark Salzer, Ph.D. the Director of the Temple University Collaborative on Community Inclusion of Individuals with Psychiatric Disabilities, a training center funded by the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research. The Collaborative's approach to community inclusion focuses on the "opportunity to live in the community and be valued for one's uniqueness and abilities like everyone else" (Salzer, 2006).

Mark's research and work in this area has led the field in how to assist each person in finding their place in the community of their choosing.

For a copy of CASRA's Grievance, Refund and ADA Accomodation policies, please click here.

Conference Special Offer - Online Courses

Get all seven CASRA on-line courses for only $79. Visit and use coupon code casra2016fall to purchase tokens to use at your convenience. This offer is good through November 30th.


Interested in Sponsoring a Hearing Voices Group Facilitation Training?

The Foundation for Excellence in Mental Health Care is offering to come to your community and provide a 3-day intensive training for up to 25 participants. Participants will each receive a comprehensive resource manual and opportunities for ongoing support through email and teleconference. For more information, click here for the flyer.

Crisis to Recovery

The initial 2016 issue of the National Council Magazine features an article by Steve Fields, Executive Director, Progress Foundation and Betty Dahlquist, Executive Director, CASRA. "Community-Based Alternatives to a System's Acute Care Needs" reports that the most successful crisis residential programs emerge from a broad-based strategy of effective alternatives to hospitals, jails and other institutions.

Click here for the article.

Meaningful Roles for Peer Providers in Integrated Healthcare

CASRA is pleased to announce the availability of its latest toolkit, "Meaningful Roles for Peer Provides in Integrated Healthcare."

The toolkit was developed by CASRA with support from the Integrated Behavioral Health Project and funding from the California Mental Health Services Authority’s (CalMHSA) Statewide Stigma and Discrimination Reduction Initiative.

Download your free copy here.

Now Available - Crisis Residential
Treatment Toolkit

The SAMHSA funded toolkit on the development of community alternatives to hospital-based acute care services is now available.

Click here for the table of contents and here to order your copy for only $ 149. The toolkit provides everything you need to know to develop, implement and operate alternatives to hospital-based acute care services.

Although conventional wisdom asserts that there is a nation-wide shortage of inpatient psychiatric beds, CASRA believes the solution is crisis stabilization, psychiatric emergency and crisis residential alternatives that are not hospital-based.  Progress Foundation’s Dore Street is a prime example of a community-based response to a system’s acute care needs. It features a psychiatric emergency room and stabilization center attached to a crisis residential program.