Mentor Research Institute (MRI) is a 501c3 consumer protection
information and research program that has been in existence since
1995. The Board of Directors currently consists of four psychologists,
and two business people. The Board is a “working board”.
The directors create, pursue and support MRI projects.
MRI Board members donate both time and resources to MRI activities.
MRI consults with advisors from the professional and lay community to
inform decisions and project plans.
Current Programs of Mentor Research Institute
Internet Mental Health Consumer Information and Protection
MRI recognized the importance of the Internet early. We were
among the first organizations to explore the Web as resource to
support consumers and referral to professional services. MRI
accomplished and learned a lot with volunteer efforts and no
funding. We pioneered the use of the Web and people followed and
improved on our examples. MRI is a recognized national resource
in specific domains of consumer protection.
Professional Education Projects
The objective of educating families about changes in mental
health services delivery led MRI to create programs designed to
educate professionals about similar changes. MRI applied for and
was approved by the American Psychological Association to
provide continuing education for psychologists. Other mental
health professional organizations acknowledge this continuing
education approval. MRI presents professional education events
and collaborates with other organizations to provide continuing
education for professionals.