Course Agenda

    1. Instructions

    1. Pretest Instructions

    2. Pretest

    1. Course Overview

    1. Introduction

    2. Print Posttest Study Guide

    3. Recovery Model Principles

    4. Defining the Term “Recovery”

    5. The Many Interpretations of the Recovery Model

    6. Recovery-Oriented Leadership (ROL)

    7. Required Video: The Recovery Model Today (4:33 minutes)

    8. Optional Resource: NASW and the Mental Health Recovery Model

    9. Optional Resources from NAMI

    1. Required Video: Recovery Stories—Adrian and Schizophrenia (5:09 minutes)

    2. Required Video: Recovery from Mental Disorders: A Lecture by Patricia Deegan, PhD (4:09 minutes)

    3. Recommended Resource: A Guide for Practitioners

    1. The Stages of Change Model and the Recovery Approach

About this course

  • $18.00
  • 32 lessons

Course Details

Course Description

This course examines the philosophy and concepts of the recovery model and its utilization in mental health. The content focuses on the most effective use of the recovery model principles and how organizations, programs, and practitioners can successfully utilize this model to significantly enhance outcomes for individuals with a mental illness. Also explored are strategies, approaches, and resources that support individuals in recovery. One of the primary goals of the course is to assist readers in understanding the differences between the more traditional approaches and the recovery model. To complete the course, participants read online content, view short web-based video clips, and access web-based documents. The online posttest must be passed with a score of 80% or better to print the certificate of completion.

Target Audience

This course is designed for social workers and practitioners nationwide who are interested in learning about the recovery model and its utilization in mental health. The course is also beneficial for professionals seeking to embed recovery values into their organization’s or agency’s mission and goals.

Learning Objectives

After completion of this course, readers will be able to do the following:

  • Identify recovery principles and practices utilized with individuals with psychiatric illness.
  • Identify the importance of communication, power, and engagement in recovery.
  • Identify the importance of cultural competence, prevention, and wellness in recovery.
  • Identify strategies that foster resiliency in the context of recovery from mental illness.
  • Identify key recovery principles utilized with adolescents in mental health settings.

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