Illness Management and Recovery

Man teaching seminarThe Northeast and Caribbean MHTTC is proud to offer a free Behavioral Health Workforce Development Training program in Illness Management and Recovery. Join us this summer!

Illness Management and Recovery (IMR) is a structured program that helps individuals with mental health conditions seek meaningful goals for themselves, acquire information and skills to develop more control over their psychiatric illness, and make progress towards their own personal goals.  In this training, participants will learn how illness management relates to recovery, become familiar with the IMR program's core values and content, and review motivational, educational and cognitive behavioral strategies for IMR clinicians.


Offered in 2 Locations

Wednesday July 31, 2019
10:00am – 3:00pm
Rutgers University
(Room Location TBD)
675 Hoes Lane West
Piscataway, NJ 08854 



Monday, August 5, 2019
10:00am – 3:00pm
Camden County College
Madison Hall, Rm 103 
200 College Drive
Blackwood, NJ  08012  



Who Should Attend

This training is appropriate for behavioral health direct service providers and supervisors. Positions such as, case managers, residential counselors, mental health counselors/clinicians, peer providers, ICMS/(P)ACT team members, supported employment and supported education coaches, vocational rehabilitation specialists, and team leaders should attend.



Jennifer SperdutoJennifer Sperduto is a Lecturer in the Department of Psychiatric Rehabilitation and Counseling Professions at Rutgers University. She has over 25 years of experience in the mental health field in a variety of community settings, including a Clubhouse model psychiatric rehabilitation program, a vocational rehabilitation program, several community housing programs and a residential program for people with co-occurring disorders. She currently provides technical assistance, consultation, and training to state psychiatric hospitals.

Ms. Sperduto has participated in both quantitative and qualitative studies related to the effectiveness of inpatient treatment interventions and has been involved in several evaluation projects which examine the implementation and fidelity of Evidence Based Practices, including Illness Management and Recovery, in a hospital setting. Most recently, Ms. Sperduto’s work has focused on developing a recovery-based curricula to improve discharge readiness and tenancy skills and facilitate community reintegration for persons served in the state hospital system. 



Looking forward to seeing you there! 

Please contact us at or 908-889-2552 with any questions.