Recovery to Practice — Summer 2012

The Role of Psychologists in the Health Care Reform Environment

Date: Friday, Aug. 3
Time: 9 a.m. - 9:50 a.m.
Location: Orange County Convention Center, Room W304G
Sponsor: Division 17 (Society of Counseling Psychology)
Chair: Peter Ashenden, Director of Consumer Affairs, Optum Health
Allen S. Daniels, EdD
Behavioral Health Consultant

Arthur C. Evans, Jr., PhD, Commissioner
Philadelphia Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual Disability Services
University of Pennsylvania Department of Psychiatry

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. The participants in the proposed symposium will discuss the following issues:

  • The 2005 Institute of Medicine report entitled "Improving the Quality of Health Care for Mental and Substance Use Conditions"
  • Updates since the report was released
  • A proposed framework for health care delivery
  • The role of recovery in health reform
  • An agenda for the future of health care
Perspectives on the Emerging Recovery Framework: Opportunities and Implications for Psychological Practice, Research and Policy

Date: Saturday, Aug. 4
Time: 11 a.m. - 12:50 p.m.
Location:  Orange County Convention Center, Room W110B
Sponsor: Division 12
Chair: Mary A. Jansen, PhD, Director, Bayview Behavioral Consulting
Aaron T. Beck, MD (via videoconference)
Professor Emeritus, University of Pennsylvania Department of Psychiatry

Larry Davidson, PhD
Professor of Psychiatry and Director, Program for Recovery and Community Health
School of Medicine and Institution for Social and Policy Studies, Yale University

Arthur C. Evans, Jr., PhD
Commissioner, Philadelphia Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual Disability Services
University of Pennsylvania Department of Psychiatry

Michael T. Flaherty, PhD
Founder and Senior Consultant, Institute for Research, Education and Training in Addictions

Courtenay M. Harding, PhD
Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons

"Overview of Recovery-Based Curriculum Modules for Training Directors and Faculty"

Date: Saturday, Aug. 4
Time: 4 p.m. - 5:50 p.m.
Location: Minority Fellowship Program Suite, Peabody Orlando Hotel