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Collab Chats

The Temple University Collaborative's "Collab Chats" is our podcast series to introduce listeners to research findings and its application for increasing opportunities for individuals with mental illnesses to live and participate in the community. We will feature work from the Temple University Collaborative as well as research from other NIDILRR funded Rehabilitation Research and Training Centers.  The Temple University Collaborative on Community Inclusion for Individuals with Psychiatric Disabilities, a research and training center located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, is dedicated to the full and meaningful participation of individuals with serious mental illnesses. Funded by the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR), the content of these podcasts does not constitute its endorsement or recommendation by the US Federal Government, HHS, the ACL, or NIDILRR. 

Nov 26, 2019

In episode 5 of Collab Chats, we had Dr. Gretchen Snethen back on the podcast to tell us about one of her recent studies, Welcoming Spaces.  Kyra sat down with Gretchen to talk about creating the study, what types of places participants identified as welcoming, and the importance of creating spaces that are welcoming...


Oct 10, 2019

In this podcast, Collab member Kyra Baker and intern Tiger Russell-Yeh talk about navigating college while living with serious mental illnesses. They also discuss Kyra's experiences working as a Supported Education Specialist in the Collaborative's Campus-Oriented Supported Education Study, and some tips for helping...


Jul 1, 2019

Dr. Gretchen Snethen and Mr. Brandon Snead discuss a recent bike program they conducted. The Temple University Collaborative recently led four bike pilot programs for consumers of mental healthcare services in Philadelphia. Providers, consumers, bikeshare representatives, and bike advocacy groups worked with us to...


Apr 25, 2019

In March of 2019, we sat down with Dr. Judith Cook, Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Illinois at Chicago and Director of the Center on Mental Health Services Research and Policy, to talk about one of her recent publications, "Mental Health Self-Directed Care Financing: Efficacy in Improving Outcomes and...


Oct 22, 2018

In September of 2018, we sat down with Dr. Mark Salzer, founder and director of the Temple University Collaborative on Community Inclusion to talk about community inclusion for individuals with serious mental illnesses, the center's work, and the future of community inclusion.  To learn more, or read the...