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 CPI News Brief     Volume 5 Issue 1 * January 2016

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Two New Mini-modules for Consumers and Family Members
 
We're pleased to be developing resources for use by consumers and family members, which can be found in the consumer/family portal on CPI's website.  This portal does not require logins or passwords.
 
Two new mini-modules have been designed as "infomercials", providing information and uplifting messages about important topics.  Both include video clips of consumers talking about their experiences and encourage the viewer to consider next steps. 

"Dual Recovery" is a 5 minute module that focuses on co-occurring mental health and substance use problems.  It explains integrated treatment and makes the point that dual recovery is possible.  You can view this module by clicking on the photo below: 


"Considering Work" is a 4 minute module that focuses on competitive employment.  It makes it clear that individuals diagnosed with mental illness can and do work at jobs that meet their interests.  It introduces the Individual Placement and Support (IPS) supported employment approach and CPI's Employment Resource Book.  You can view this module by clicking on the photo below:
  

Consumers and family members can view these modules on their own or with practitioners.  These modules can be used to engage individuals in discussions about these important topics, their personal relevance, and possible next steps in pursuing services. 
 
You can access the consumer/family portal by:
  • Visiting CPI's website at http://practiceinnovations.org/ 
  • Clicking on the "Consumers and Families" tab at the top of the home page.
  • Clicking on the resources that are of interest to you.