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This program seeks to promote the recovery, self-determination, and inclusion of people facing psychiatric disability, addiction, and discrimination through focusing on their strengths and the valuable contributions they have to make to the lives of their communities.
The Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS) promotes and administers comprehensive, recovery-oriented services in the areas of mental health treatment and substance abuse prevention and treatment throughout Connecticut.
Here you’ll find the latest information on mental health and consumer/survivor issues. We include updates on important issues, linking you to news sources, funding opportunities and the most recent developments in the consumer movement. You’ll also find conference announcements and job postings from across the nation.
This document should assist providers in identifying appropriate interventions for their settings and those they serve, identifying needed advanced clinical training initiatives, and obtaining access to those clinicians and researchers who have developed, implemented, and/or studied the outcomes of the interventions and instruments described.
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and its Center for Mental Health Services (CMHS) have Evidence-Based Practice Implementation Resource Kits to encourage the use of evidence-based practices that support recovery in mental health. The Kits were developed as one of several SAMHSA/CMHS activities critical to its science-to-services strategy. There are kits for Illness Management and Recovery, Family Psychoeducation, and Supported Employment. The Kits are free and can be downloaded. The kits include:
• Information Sheets for all stakeholder groups
• Introductory videos
• Practice demonstration videos
• Workbook or manual for Practitioners
Relieves the Traumas of Disasters and Facilitates Recovery from Mental Illness. 2006. Booklet.
Also, 4 day training in learning the skills of peer support to help disaster victims, developed in Louisiana after Katrina; $750 a day.
Boston University Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation
Offers a variety of training opportunities including in-person, distance learning, and consultation. The cost depends on the type and amount of training. For more information: http://www.bu.edu/cpr/training/index.html
This conference offers a structured training program for new front-line staff and administrators in supported employment called SE 101. In addition, there are a variety of advanced workshops for experienced employment specialists and vocational rehabilitation administrators. Cost of the 2.5 day conference is approximately $300.
Offers training for health care professionals including integrating peer support into treatment, recovery-oriented communication, and psychosocial education from a patient and family perspective. Options for mental health consumer leaders include certified peer specialist training and building an action plan for change in your community. Customized consultation services are also available.
(USPRA) – Annual Conference -- Although not a training program per se, the USPRA annual conference includes keynote speakers, seminars, workshops, and institutes as well as numerous networking opportunities to learn from and connect with others in the field of recovery. A wide variety of topics are addressed including research, administration, supported employment, education and housing, as well as peer support. Cost is approximately $500 for the entire four day conference, although packages consisting of the two day workshops or the two day institutes are available for $200-300.
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Clay S. (2005). On Our Own Together: Peer Programs for People with Mental Illness. Nashville: Vanderbilt University Press.
Davidson, L. (2003). Living Outside Mental Illness: Qualitative Studies of Recovery in Schizophrenia. New York: New York University.
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Ralph, R.O., Corrigan. P.W. (eds, 2005) Recovery in Mental Illness. Broadening Our Understanding of Wellness. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association
Jacobson, N. (2004). In Recovery. The Making of Mental Health Policy. Nashville, TN: Vanderbilt University Press.
Allott P & Loganathan L. Discovering hope for recovery from a British perspective: a review of a sample of recovery literature, implications for practice and systems change. http://www.critpsynet.freeuk.com/LITERATUREREVIEWFinal.htm
Bellack A. (2006). Scientific and Consumer Models of Recovery in Schizophrenia: Concordance, Contrasts, and Implications. Schizophrenia Bulletin, 32(3), pp. 432-442.
Davidson L. (2006). What happened to civil rights? Psychiatric Rehabilitation Journal, 30(1): 11-14.
Davidson L, O'Connell M, Tondora J, Staeheli MR, & Evans AC. (2005). Recovery in serious mental illness: A new wine or just a new bottle? Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, 36(5): 480-487.
Davidson L, O'Connell MJ, Tondora J, Styron T, & Kangas K. (2006). The top ten concerns about recovery encountered in mental health system transformation. Psychiatric Services, 57(5): 640-645.
Davidson L, Stayner DA, Nickou C, Stryon TH, Rowe M, & Chinman MJ. (2001). "Simply to be let in": Inclusion as a basis for recovery from mental illness. Psychiatric Rehabilitation Journal, 24: 375-388.
Davidson L, Tondora J, Staeheli M, O'Connell M, Frey J, & Chinman MJ. (2005). Recovery guides: An emerging model of community-based care for adults with psychiatric disabilities. In Lightburn, A. & Sessions, P. (Eds.), Community Based Clinical Practice. (pp. 476-501). New York: Oxford University Press.
Farkas M, Gagne C, Anthony W, & Chamberlin J. (2005). Implementing recovery oriented evidence based programs: identifying the critical dimensions. Community Mental Health Journal, 41 ( 2), 141-158.
Frese FJ, Stanley J, Kress K, & Vogel-Scibilia S. (2001, Nov). Integrating Evidence-Based Practices and the Recovery Model. Psychiatric Services, 52, 1462-1468.
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O'Connell MJ, Tondora J, Evans AC, Croog G, & Davidson L. (2005). From rhetoric to routine: Assessing recovery-oriented practices in a state mental health and addiction system. Psychiatric Rehabilitation Journal, 28(4): 378-386.
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recovery and cultural competence; motivational interviewing; health disparities; hispanic/latino cultural dimensions of and approaches to recovery
peer support, recovery, engaging consumers in research, how to form consumer-run organizations
history of recovery movement; civil rights and recovery; system transformation; recovery guide model; peer support
recovery and cultural competence; health disparities; african american cultural dimensions of and approaches to recovery
consumer perspective from someone who is also a professional, how to create a recovery culture, importance of telling stories in recovery, clinical applications of recovery approach, common elements in helping people recover from trauma, homelessness and mental illness
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how to set up a consumer-run overnight respite alternative to hospitalization, trauma informed peer support training
history of recovery movement; self-help approaches to recovery [e.g., wrap]; recovery-oriented outcomes and outcomes monitoring; spirituality and recovery
homelessness and outreach within a citizenship framework
person-centered care; practice standards for recovery-oriented practice; core competencies for recovery-oriented practice; supported employment and education; use of natural supports
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