Workshop Description: This workshop will provide an overview of how recovery-oriented care has transformed mental health treatment for individuals living with serious mental illness (SMI). The term “recovery” as related to mental illness first emerged out of the independent living and civil rights movements of the 1960s and 1970s. Since its inception, recovery-oriented care has aimed to preserve and prioritize the dignity of the human being living with SMI, such that individuals’ unique hopes and dreams, personal goals, and strengths, all guide clinical practice. Workshop participants will not only be oriented to the recovery model, but also introduced to empirically-supported interventions that are aligned with recovery principles. Because the goals of recovery-oriented practice include such universal goals – reducing stigma and marginalization, providing holistic care, fostering shared-decision making – attendees may benefit from the workshop irrespective of their familiarity with treating SMI populations.
1. Participants will learn to differentiate recovery-oriented, strengths-based care for individuals with serious mental illness (SMI) from the traditional care model.
2. Participants will be able to discuss at least 2-3 core principles guiding recovery-oriented, strengths-based care.
3. Participants will be able to start applying interventions that are recovery-oriented and strengths-based as they deem appropriate in their clinical work.
Target Audience: LMHCs, LPCs, Counselors, Social Workers, Psychologists
10:00-10:15am: Overview/Defining Serious Mental Illness
10:15-10:30am: What Does “Recovery” Mean to You?
10:30-11:15am: Defining “Recovery” and Examining Common Elements of Recovery
11:30-11:45am: Embodying Recovery-Oriented Care as a Clinician
11:45am-12:00pm: Questions/Discussion & Conclusion