Illness Management and Recovery

The Rutgers University Behavioral Health Care Illness Management and Recovery (UBHC-IMR) project provides training and consultative services designed to assist targeted New Jersey Division of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS) funded agencies with the implementation of the evidence-based practice of IMR. As noted by Mueser et al in their 2002 paper entitled "Illness Management and Recovery: A Review of the Research," IMR helps people to “…discover, or rediscover, their strengths and abilities for pursuing personal goals and (to) develop a sense of identity that allows them to grow beyond their mental illness.” To enhance the impact of the training experience, Rutgers University Behavioral Health Care and DMHAS encourage the development of agency-specific champion teams which create plans for IMR implementation within their programs. UBHC-IMR project staff provide trainings and support to participating agencies as they progress through this process. Over 100 programs across New Jersey have participated in this initiative since 2005 and have participated in advanced technical assistance activities, such as regional consultation meetings, and train-the-trainer events. For additional information, please feel free to contact us at (732) 235-5053 or at Please include “IMR Project” in the subject line of your email.

We gratefully acknowledge the sponsorship and support of the New Jersey Division of Mental Health and Addiction Services for this project.

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