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Annette Backs, PHD

Department : Psychiatric Rehabilitation And Counseling Professions
Program/Division : Psychiatric Rehabilitation
Academic Title: Assistant Professor

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Degree Degree Source Year Awarded
MSW University of Illinois 1993
PHD Capella University 2017
Title Authors Where and When
Making the most of training Backs, A., & Nemec, P Psychiatric Rehabilitation Journal. Vol. 31(3): 254-256 (2008 )
Systems competencies Backs, A. & Federici, M In M.S. Salzer (ed.), Psychiatric Rehabilitation Skills in Practice: A CPRP Preparation and Skills Workbook. . Vol. : (2006 )
Assessment, planning and outcomes Backs, A. &. Disen, B In M.S. Salzer (ed.), Psychiatric Rehabilitation Skills in Practice: A CPRP Preparation and Skills Workbook. . Vol. : (2006 )
Public academic training partnerships for paraprofessionals who provide psychiatric rehabilitation Backs Edwards, A., Giffort, D. W., McCracken, S. G., & Corrigan, P. W. Psychiatric Rehabilitation Skills. Vol. 5(3): 437-454 (2001 )
Prejudice, social distance, and familiarity with mental illness Corrigan, P.W., Edwards, A. B., Green, A., Diwan, S. L., & Penn, D. L Schizophrenia Bulletin. Vol. 27 (2): 219-225 (2001 )
Organizational correlates to attitudes about behavioral programs Corrigan, P. W., Diwan, S. L., McCracken, S. G., Oliver, K., Backs, A., Rashid, F., Campion, J., Davies-Farmer, R. Behaviour Change. Vol. 18(2): 114-123 (2001 )
Research Interests
Program evaluation, online learning, disclosure of mental illness, family members
Research Grants
Title Sponsor Effective Dates Role
Engagement Strategies for Undergraduate Psychiatric Rehabilitation Web-Adverse Students UMDNJ Educational Research Grants program 2009 - 2009 Principle Investigator
Title Details
Assistant Professor   Annette Backs, MSW, LCSW, CPRP, is Assistant Professor and Coordinator of Training and Technical Assistance in the Integrated Employment Institute in the Department of Psychiatric Rehabilitation at UMDNJ where she develops and provides training and technical assistance to mental health providers, consumers, families, and others. Previously, Ms. Backs was the Director of Curriculum Development and Director of Consultants in Behavioral Health at the Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation at the University of Chicago, where she spearheaded the development and implementation of the Psychiatric Rehabilitation Certificate Program. Ms. Backs also has extensive experience as an interactive staff trainer and consultant in state hospitals, community mental health centers, and residential facilities in Illinois and New Jersey. Since 1993, Ms. Backs has presented training and consulted nationally to assist social service and mental health programs in their development of program evaluation plans and outcome-based program planning.

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