Recovery-oriented Practice Webinar Series with Patricia E. Deegan, PhD

Everyone can support the foundational principles of recovery: choice, self-determination and the importance of relationships. However, translating these principles into real world practice can be difficult.  Examples include:

  • What if a person is making a choice that is self-defeating or even dangerous?

  • What about professional boundaries and social media?

  • What if a person isn't taking their medications as prescribed?

In this webinar series, Patricia E. Deegan, PhD, will offer proven frameworks and tools for navigating risk, managing professional boundaries and engaging with people around psychiatric medications. Drawing on her own lived experience of recovery after being diagnosed with schizophrenia as a teenager, as well as over 30 years developing recovery-oriented practices, Pat will emphasize practical approaches to supporting folks in their recovery. Peer specialists, direct service staff, clinicians and psychiatric care providers are welcome and will find the information helpful.  Each session will have opportunity for Q&A.

Session 1 - Navigating Risk: The Dignity of Risk and the Duty to Care

What is recovery-oriented practice when people make choices that may steer their lives ​away from​ ​recovery? In this webinar, Pat will teach a recovery-oriented framework for navigating risky choices. 

Session 2 - A Recovery-Oriented Approach to Professional Boundaries

How we negotiate professional boundaries will either help or hinder recovery. In this webinar, Pat will detail a 5-part method for building relationships that are both consistent and flexible, while also being “human” and responsive to the needs of the individual and the provider.

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Session 3 - The Journey to Use Meds Optimally to Support Recovery (Part 1)

Using medication to support recovery is more than learning to swallow pills on schedule. In this webinar, Pat will begin presenting 8 challenges on the journey to use medications optimally to support recovery. She will also teach practical strategies for supporting folks on this journey.

 

Session 4 - The Journey to Use Meds Optimally to Support Recovery (Part 2)

Register for Session 4 on July 15, 12-1:30 pm Pacific

Using medication to support recovery is more than learning to swallow pills on schedule. In this webinar, Pat will conclude presenting 8 challenges on the journey to use medications optimally to support recovery and practical strategies for supporting folks on this journey.

Presenter

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Patricia E. Deegan, PhD's mission is to help activate and empower mental health services users in their own recovery and to provide peer supporters and clinicians with the know-how to support people in their recovery journey. She is uniquely positioned to fulfill her vocation because she was diagnosed with schizophrenia as a teenager, went on to get her doctorate in clinical psychology and today leads a company run by and for people in recovery. She is a thought-leader in the field of mental health recovery, has numerous peer-reviewed publications, has held a number of academic appointments, and has carried a message of hope for recovery to audiences around the world. In addition to her work on the CommonGround Program, she consults with OnTrackNY and has helped the team at the Center for Practice Innovations develop an innovative model for engaging young people under the NIMH RAISE Study. The model is now being adopted nationally.

 


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