Recovery to Practice — Summer 2011

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“Will Psychology Be Relevant in the Era of Health Care Reform:  The Need for Recovery-Oriented Care”

Date:  Thursday, August 4, 2011

Time:  9-9:50 a.m.
Location:  Convention Center, Room 140 B
Sponsor:  Division 17 (Society of Counseling Psychology)

Chair:  Larry Davidson, PhD, Professor of Psychology, Yale University Department of Psychiatry

Participants: 

Mary A. Jansen, PhD
Director, Bayview Behavioral Consulting

Arthur C. Evans, Jr., PhD
Commissioner, Philadelphia Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual disAbility Services

Bruce S. Zahn, EdD, ABPP
Director of Clinical Training, Department of Psychology, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine

Peter C. Ashenden
Director, Consumer and Family Affairs
Optum Health

With support from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, APA has launched a new Recovery to Practice initiative designed to develop a curriculum for training professional psychologists in recovery approaches to work with individuals with behavioral health disorders, including serious mental illnesses. The initiative is an outgrowth of increasing recognition that recovery is an attainable outcome.  Given the emphasis in the health care reform legislation on providing interventions that are outcome oriented and evidence based, and given APA’s strategic initiative to expand psychology’s role in advancing health, the move to approaches that promote recovery is necessary if psychology is to remain a viable health care discipline in the years to come.

“Treating People with Serious Mental Illness — Development of New Curriculum and Training Modules for Clinical Psychologists”

Date:  Thursday, August 4, 2011
Time:  1-1:50 p.m.
Location:  Convention Center, Room 209 A
Sponsor:  Division 12 (Society of Clinical Psychology)

Chair: Mary A. Jansen, PhD, Director, Bayview Behavioral Consulting

Participants: 

Larry Davidson, PhD
Professor of Psychology, Yale University Department of Psychiatry

Mary A. Jansen, PhD
Director, Bayview Behavioral Consulting

“SAMHSA Priorities and Future Directions”

Date:  Friday, August 5, 2011 
Time:  9-9:50 a.m.
Location:  Convention Center, Room 144 C
Sponsor:  Division 17 (Society of Counseling Psychology)

Chair:  Gwendolyn P. Keita, PhD, American Psychological Association, Public Interest Executive Director

Participant: Pam Hyde, JD, Administrator, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

“Recovery to Practice Social Hour”

Date:  Saturday, August 6, 2011 
Time:  5-6:50 p.m.
Location: MFP Suite

“Bringing Psychologists into the Revolution of the Recovery Model of Mental Health Care”

Date:  Sunday, August 7, 2011 
Time:  9-9:50 a.m.
Location: Convention Center Room 146 C
Sponsor:  Division 18 (Psychologists in Public Service)

Chair:  Paul A. Mabe, PhD 
Psychologist, Department of Psychiatry and Health Behavior, Medical College of Georgia

Participants: 

Paul A. Mabe, PhD 
Psychologist, Department of Psychiatry and Health Behavior, Medical College of Georgia

Larry Davidson, PhD 
Professor of Psychology, Yale University School of Medicine

Anthony Ahmed, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Psychiatry and Health Behavior, Georgia Health Science University