Ask Me Anything about Employment with Dori Hutchinson

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"Ask Me Anything" Employment Series!

National Resource Center on Employment

You’re invited to ask an expert about another interesting topic related to employment!

On Wednesday, May 8, 2019, from 2:00-3:00 pm EST, Dori Hutchinson, via webinar, will answer any questions you have related to "Returning to School as a Pathway to Employment."

This free, online event is not a presentation, but rather an interactive question & answer webinar.

Regardless of whether you are a person living with a mental health condition, a family member, an administrator of a service, a provider, a researcher—you can use the time to ask anything related to "Returning to School as a Pathway to Employment" to our guest expert.

For example, you could ask about:

  • I had to leave school due to my mental health condition, and am interested in starting up again. What suggestions do you have that I might implement to ensure I can complete my degree?

  • I don’t know what I want to do for a career… what can I do to figure this out?

  • I keep hearing that college isn’t for everyone and I haven’t had much success in school due to my Learning disability and depression, but I am worried that I won’t be able to make a living wage without a degree or certification. What would you suggest?

  • Can you talk about reasonable accommodations and the types that help students with mental health conditions at college?

Dori S. Hutchinson, Sc.D.
Dori Hutchinson has worked at the Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation at Boston University for 34 years. She currently serves as the Director of Services Division, which serves women, men and young adults who live with serious psychiatric illnesses who may also be homeless, at risk for homelessness and experience significant co-morbidities. Dr. Hutchinson was the 2000 recipient of the International Association of Psychosocial Rehabilitation Services Association’s (IAPSRS) Early Career Research Award for her contributions on health issues for persons with serious psychiatric disabilities. She served as the chairwoman of the research committee now known as USPRA, from 2002-2004 and is currently an elected member of the National Board of Directors. Dr. Hutchinson was a member of the planning committee of SAMHSA’s Wellness Summit and helped design the 10 by 10 National Campaign to reduce the premature mortality rate in persons who live with psychiatric illnesses. Dr. Hutchinson has developed and implemented recovery-oriented service initiatives that assist people who have mental illness assume their rightful roles as students, employees, residents and members of their communities. As Director, She has had the opportunity to hire and work as a colleague and supervisor to people in recovery for twenty years and has developed practice-based strategies that support the full inclusion of people in recovery in the mental health workforce. Dr. Hutchinson provides training nationally to organizations and providers who wish to deliver recovery-oriented services, hire people in recovery as colleagues and conduct relevant program evaluations. Over the last 20 years she has taken a leadership role in the development of health initiatives in community rehabilitation settings, inpatient settings and educational settings that provide health promotion and prevention knowledge and skills to empower people with psychiatric disabilities to develop their functional health as a personal resource for their recovery.


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Accommodation Requests

Boston University provides reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities. Please send an email to 14 days prior to the event with the specific accommodations you require. If less than 14 days remain until the event, please submit your request the same day you register, or as soon as possible, so we can make every effort to accommodate you.

This event is supported by funding from the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research, and from the Center for Mental Health Services Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, United States Department of Health and Human Services (NIDILRR grant 90RT5029-01-00). NIDILRR is a Center within the Administration for Community Living (ACL), Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The contents of this project do not necessarily represent the policy of NIDILRR, ACL, HHS, and you should not assume endorsement by the Federal Government.

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