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New ACRM Networking Group Forming for Behavioral Health


The new Behavioral Health Networking Group aims to provide a unique opportunity to illuminate important facets of rehabilitative services and outcomes pertaining to patient-care and family system experiences through integrated and strategic support, collaboration, and education.

At this time, in the landscape of rehabilitative medicine and services, there remains a gap in the networking of interdisciplinary rehabilitation specialists and collaborative efforts with rehabilitation counselors and mental health providers more broadly, including, but not limited to:

  • Psychologists
  • Licensed clinical social workers
  • Therapists
  • Psychiatrists
  • Nurses


The mission of this group is to provide high-quality evidence-based education and training to interdisciplinary behavioral health rehabilitation professionals and community educators to promote and advance the science and practice of behavioral health. This will be accomplished through the ACRM Training Institute, Annual Conference, product development, publications in ACRM journals, as well as dynamic and committed leadership of and participation in task forces.

Christina (Tina) Dillahunt-Aspillaga, PhD, CRC, CVE, CLCP, CBIST

Christina (Tina) Dillahunt-Aspillaga, PhD, CRC, CVE, CLCP, CBIST


Associate Professor
University of South Florida Rehabilitation & Mental Health Counseling Program
Child & Family Studies, College of Behavioral and Community Sciences


Jeffrey Wertheimer, PhD, ABPP-CN

Jeffrey Wertheimer, PhD, ABPP-CN


Associate Director, Department of PM&R
Chief of Psychology and Neuropsychology Services
Director of Clinical Training, Neuropsychology
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center


We are excited about the opportunity to bring new members to ACRM and expand the presence of behavioral health researchers within ACRM. If you would like to make an easy, positive contribution to ACRM in 2021, consider supporting and joining the ACRM Behavior Health Networking Group.

This group will provide a much needed space for behavioral health clinicians and researchers to gather and collaborate with like-minded, yet specialized health care and research colleagues across ACRM communities to improve the lives of people living with behavioral health and participation challenges.While behavioral health cross-cutting and germane to other ACRM communities, this networking group provides a distinct niche in its behavioral health emphasis, a clearly visible component of our global landscape today.

To opt-in to communications from ACRM and the organizers of this group regarding upcoming meetings, projects and other opportunities to participate, please click the “Join Now” button and follow the instructions below.


  1. Select “Join ACRM”
  2. Click on the membership category of your choice. (Free 6-month introductory membership option available)
  3. Create your member log-in
  4. Go to the “Community” page
  5. Select the “New Forming Behavioral Health Group”
  6. Click “Follow Community”
  7. You will now receive all communications from the Behavioral Health Group

Should you have any questions about opting into this new group, please contact Terri Compos.