Supported Education with Dr. Karen Unger



Supported Education








Karen V. Unger,  MSW,  Ed.D., is president of the consulting firm Rehabilitation Through Education located in Portland, Oregon and an Associate Research Professor at Portland State University.  Prior to these positions she was a Research Associate Professor at the University of Arizona in Tucson and Director of Supported Education at the Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation, Boston University where she led the development of the concept of supported education in the early 80s.

Dr. Unger has authored numerous published articles and book chapters on rehabilitation and supported education.  She wrote A Handbook on Supported Education, Providing Services for Students with Psychiatric Disabilities, published by Paul H. Brookes Publishing Company and available at  She has recently completed An Implementation Guide for Supported Education, funded by Mental Health Services of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, part of the ToolKit Series to promote evidence-based practices.

Dr. Unger has spoken at national and international conferences and has provided training to education and mental health providers throughout the country on the topics of mental health, education, and rehabilitation, as well as organizational planning and development.  She has consulted at the local, state and national level.  Her work has been featured on Nightline and reviewed in both the New York Times and the Boston Globe.  Dr. Unger has received national honors for her work in education and her involvement in advocacy groups, and is in Whos Who in America Education.

Rehabilitation Through Education,  Dr. Karen Unger,  P.O. Box 82356,  Portland, OR 97282-0176,  (503) 709 9720,

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