Welcome to the second course, Understanding Recovery, in the series, Fundamentals of Psychosocial Rehabilitation. This series addresses the values, beliefs and principles that are the foundation of psychosocial rehabilitation and recovery- oriented practice. Each class is self-contained and will take approximately 1 to 3 hourse to complete. Credit can be applied to the required hours of education to meet the qualifications to sit for the Certified Psychiatric Rehabilitation Practitioner (CPRP) exam. For more information, see the USPRA Certification website. www.uspra.org Course two, Understanding Recovery, addresses the concept of recovery from mental illness. It includes 1st person stories of recovery and research that demonstrates that the majority of individuals diagnosed with a serious mental illness can, and do, recover. It explores the implications of recovery for practice, programs and service systems. It includes exercises to enhance the learning experience as well as video clips which highlight the experiences of persons in recovery. This is an introductory course, designed for people who are new to the concept of recovery from serious mental illness.
Section 1: Introduction A. Course Contributor B. About This Course C. Learning Objectives Section 2: Recovery from Psychiatric Disability A. Recovery from Psychiatric Disability B. Psychosocial Rehabilitation C. The Role of the PSR Practitioner D. PreTest Section 3: About Mental Illness in America A. About Mental Illness in America B. The Faces of Mental Illness C. Culture and mental illness D. The Faces of Mental Illness 2 E. Facts and myths about mental illness F. Facts and myths about mental illness Section 4: The Heart of Recovery A. The Heart of Recovery B. The Heart of Recovery C. The Heart of Recovery D. The Journey from patient to promise Section 5: Recovery, Wellness and Resilience A. The term recovery has its drawbacks B. The term recovery has its drawbacks C. Wellness is a positive approach to life and health D. Resilience E. Resilience Quiz F. Understanding Recovery G. Each person’s recovery journey is unique Section 6: Culture and Recovery A. Culture and Recovery: What’s Culture Got To Do With It? B. Recovery C. Culture-centered Recovery D. Are We Listening? Section 7: Research Findings A. Research B. Definition of Recovery for Research Purposes C. Definition of Recovery for Research Purposes D. Definition of Recovery for Research Purposes Section 8: Stages of Recovery A. Stages of Recovery B. Hope C. Hope Vignette D. Empowerment E. Empowerment F. Personal Responsibility G. Personal Responsibility H. Finding one’s niche I. Finding one’s niche Section 9: Keys to Success A. A Tale of Two Boys B. CASRA Classroom Exercise C. What People Say Made the Difference D. What has Not Helped? E. Keys for Success: Consumer Perspectives F. Keys for Success: Consumer Perspectives G. Keys for Success: Consumer Perspectives H. Spirituality I. The past Section 10: Conclusion A. Recovery and implications for practice B. Summary C. To sum it up D. References
Ms. Baptista is an MFT and CPRP with 23 years of experience in mental health, 20 years of experience in training and supervision, and 17 years of experience in program management. Ms. Baptista has been instrumental in developing and conducting training specific to psychiatric rehabilitation and recovery-oriented practice. Disclosure: Marianne Baptista, MA, MFT, CPRP has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.Instructor: Betty Dahlquist, MSW, CPRP
Ms. Dahlquist, Executive Director of CASRA, has been involved in the public mental health field for over 30 years. Since 1981, she has successfully promoted the inclusion of the psychosocial rehabilitation philosophy and practice in major mental health initiatives including the Medicaid Rehabilitation option for California and the Mental Health Services Act. She has developed training and education materials that are used in academic and in-service settings, in-person and on-line. Disclosure: Betty Dahlquist, MSW, CPRP has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
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