Barriers to Recovery

Barriers to Recovery 

Welcome to the course, Barriers to Recovery. In this course, you will learn about the values, beliefs, and principles that are the foundation of psychosocial rehabilitation and recovery-oriented practice. In addition, you will review the various factors that can become barriers to a person's recovery. This training addresses the impact of stigma, including professional and internalized stigma, as well as discrimination. You will examine the problems experienced by individuals and families in accessing services, as well as identify ways in which public benefits can impede the recovery journey. Suggestions for ways in which you can become involved in combating these barriers are included.


Hours: 1.00


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Course Details

Hours: 1
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 3/31/2022
Learning Objectives:
Identify the components of stigma
Recognize the factors that contribute to professional stigma.
Cite the most effective methods of combating public stigma.
Demonstrate the use of cognitive techniques to combat internalized stigma.
Pinpoint the barriers that deter racial and ethnic minorities from accessing services.

Section 1: Introduction A. Course Contributor B. About This Course C. Learning Objectives Section 2: Recovery A. Recovery C. Psychosocial Rehabilitation D. The Role of the PSR Practitioner E. Pretest F. Pretest continued Section 3: Understanding the Problem A. Lupe’s Story B. John’s Story C. Julie’s Story D. A Question E. Course Overview Section 4: External Stigma A. Stigma Video B. Stigma C. Stigma continued D. Stigma continued E. Stigma continued F. Stigma Exercise G. Stigma Exercise continued H. Stigma and the Consumer I. Stigma and the Family J. Stigma and the Family continued K. Shadow Voices Video L. Stigma and the Community M. Stigma and the Media N. Combating External Stigma Section 5: Internalized Stigma A. Internalized Stigma B. Challenging Internalized Stigma C. Successful Careers D. Challenging Internalized Stigma continued E. Internalized Stigma Video Section 6: Professional Stigma A. Professional Stigma B. Professional Stigma Video C. Identifying Professional Stigma D. Professional Stigma Exercise E. Professional Role and Systemic Barriers to Recovery F. Combating Professional Stigma Section 7: Stigma and Discrimination A. Stigma and Discrimination B. Discrimination in Housing C. Discrimination in Employment D. When Stigma Leads to Discrimination Section 8: Access to Services that Support Recovery A. Accessing Treatment That Works B. Accessing Mental Health Services (Or Not) C. An Exercise in Accessing Services D. Accessing Public Mental Health Services E. Accessing Private Mental Health Services Section 9: Financial Barriers and Disincentives A. Health Insurance B. A Historical Look at Insurance and Work C. The Impact of MHPAEA and the ACA D. Consider the Following Scenario E. The Disincentive of Entitlements Section 10: Culture Counts A. Culture Counts B. How One Group Addressed This Problem C. Review Exercise Section 11: Conclusion A. Some Final Thoughts B. Summary C. What Can We Do To Help? D. References

Instructor: Marianne Baptista, MA, MFT, CPRP
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.
Expert Reviewer: 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.
Target Audience:
The target audience for this course is: Beginner, Intermediate level Social Workers; in the following settings: Health and Human Services.
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Course Delivery Method and Format
Asynchronous/Online Distance Learning; please see certificate details for specifics on delivery format.
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