Training and Technical Assistance


Along with conducting research, the Temple University Collaborative provides training and technical assistance in community inclusion and community integration for people with serious mental illnesses.

The Temple University Collaborative on Community Inclusion of Individuals with Psychiatric Disabilities provides a wide range of training, technical assistance and consultation services to support stakeholders in building a mental health system that better promotes the inclusion of individuals with psychiatric disabilities into the mainstream of community life.

Over the years, the Temple University Collaborative has provided training to direct service personnel and their supervisors, including peer specialists and those working in peer-run programs, in hundreds of service delivery settings across the country.  Temple has delivered technical assistance, through both in-person and distance-learning modalities, to supervisors, program directors, and advocacy organizations in numerous local and statewide mental health settings.  Consultation services focusing on the development of community inclusion alternatives have supported the work of 36 different state and county mental health authorities across the country.

Use this Training and Technical Assistance section of our website to explore the array of these activities in greater detail and access additional resources related to specific initiatives.  Many of these have been supported under the Temple Collaborative’s three successive five-year research and training grants from the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR) or under individual contracts with mental health entities in local settings.

Contact us if you are interested in discussing the training, technical assistance and consultation services available to you from the Temple Collaborative. Our support can be delivered in a variety of formats:

Identifying Resources

The Temple University Collaborative has developed multiple resources for individuals/agencies. These vary from information sheets to resource manuals. Not sure what resources will help you achieve your goals? Contact us: we’re happy to help you find the resources that fit your needs.

Short Presentations

We are available to provide in-service presentations to agencies and/or sessions at regional or national conferences. These presentations often cover the topic of community inclusion broadly, introducing the theoretical framework and evidence-base for community inclusion as a framework for increasing participation opportunities for individuals with psychiatric disabilities.


One-day and two-day workshops provide a greater opportunity for hands-on trainings, introducing key topics and training participants in the skills they will need to promote community inclusion – for agencies intending to implement policy, program, and practice changes, including both traditional and peer-run community mental health services and supports.

Ongoing Technical Assistance

This customizable option combines resource discover, presentations to Board members, staff, service recipients, and communities, linked to follow-up distance-learning opportunities  – including learning communities and periodic group supervision – using tele-conference support.  Talk with us to plan an approach that meets your agency needs.