Webinar: Career Exploration, Development and Planning for Consumers w/ SMI


  • Date:
    Thursday: February 2, 2012
  • Time:
    12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. (Eastern)
    11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (Central)
  • Duration:
    1.0 hour


  • Charlie Bernacchio
    Assistant Professor, Coordinator Rehabilitation Counseling - University of Southern Maine
  • Eileen Burker
    Associate Professor/Director, Rehabilitation Counseling & Psychology- University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill


  • Jill Houghton
    TACE Southeast, Burton Blatt Institute, Syracuse University


**This is the fourth webinar in the TACE Improving Employment Outcomes for Individuals with Mental Health Disabilities Learning Community Series

During this webinar, participants will gain knowledge of career planning and employment training, as well as learn about benefits retention, disclosure and in vivo assessment.

Topics include:

  • Screening and assessing for work- situational assessment
  • Exploring work/career interests (benefit of temporary and part time work experience)
  • Career development, developing connections and identifying job opportunities
  • Plan for benefit retention (Employment Related Work Expense (ERWE), Plan to Achieve Self Support (PASS), & Medicaid)
  • Q&A- participant discussion

Objectives & Outcomes

The expected outcome for this event is gaining knowledge of exploring work options, career planning, and employment training, as well as learning about benefits retention, disclosure and ongoing assessment/support.

Materials & Resources

Recording of Webinar


NOTE: This is the rough unedited version of the transcript

PowerPoint Presentation