Recovery-Oriented Care


What is Recovery?

Recovery from Mental Disorders and Substance Use Disorders is a process of change through which individuals improve their health and wellness, live a self-directed life, and strive to reach their full potential.    SAMHSA, 2011

Recovery to Practice Initiative:

A Collaborative Effort of American Psychiatric Association and
the American Association of Community Psychiatrists


The Recover to Practice Initiative works to further the understanding and use of recovery-oriented services in psychiatry This project is part of a larger, multidisciplinary SAMSHA initiative. 

Overview of APA/AACP Recovery to Practice Inititive

Recovery-Oriented Care in Psychiatry - Online Training Modules

Psychiatry and Recovery-Oriented Practice: A Situational Analysis

Recovery Essays from Psychiatrists

The following are from APA member psychiatrists written as part of the Recovery to Practice Project.

Peer Support for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual or Transgender (LGBT) Individuals
Ronald E. Hellman, M.D., FAPA, Director
LGBT Affirmative Program of South Beach Psychiatric Center

Sewing a Mental Health Recovery Banner
Mark Ragins, M.D.
Medical Director, MHA Village

Twelve Aspects of Staff Transformation
Mark Ragins, M.D.
Medical Director, MHA Village

Mind the Gap
Mariam C. Tepper, M.D.
Instructor in Psychiatry, Cambridge Health Alliance

Culturally Sensitive Recovery
Annelle Primm, M.D., M.P.H.
Deputy Meidcal Director, American Psychiatric Association

Lost and Found
Wes Sowers, M.D.
Medical Director, Office of Behavioral Health, Allegheny County

The Power of Hope and Potential for Recovery
John M. Oldham, M.D., M.S.
Senior Vice President and Chief of Staff, The Menninger Clinic, Baylor College of Medicine
President, American Psychiatric Association


    SAMHSA Frequently Asked Questions about Recovery and Recovery Oriented Practice

Wellness - fact sheet

    Mental Health and Substance Use Disorders - fact sheet

   SAMHSA Recovery to Practice Resources (newsletters, webinars, etc.)

   SAMHSA Illness Management and Recovery Evidence-Based Practice Kit

   Presentation at APA 2011 Annual Meeting:  Recovery from Mental Health:  How
   to Transform Your Clinical Practice Effectively and Efficiently, 
Shirish Patel, M.D.
      PowerPoint Presentation 
      Outline, Literature References, and Websites
      Selff-assessement questions
      Self-assessment answers

Recovery to Practice:  Multidisciplinary Effort

    American Psychiatric Nurses Association
    American Psychological Association
    Council on Social Work Education
    National Association of Peer Specialists

    Summary of Situational Analyses of all 5 RTP Groups

    Recovery to Practice Joint Working Statement

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