Annette is an assistant professor in the Department of Psychiatric Rehabilitation and Counseling Professions at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey where she teaches undergraduate and graduate programs. Ms. Backs has extensive experience in curriculum development, and as an interactive staff trainer and consultant in state hospitals, community mental health centers, and residential facilities in Illinois and New Jersey. An educator since 1983, Ms. Backs has taught in secondary, undergraduate and graduate programs, and developed and conducted training nationwide. She has also consulted nationally to assist social service and mental health programs in their development of program evaluation plans and outcome-based program planning.