Recovery to Practice — Summer 2013

Friday, Aug. 2

CE Workshop: “The Recovery to Practice Curriculum: Reframing Psychological Practice for the Emerging Health-care Environment”

1:00 p.m.-4:50 p.m., Sheraton Waikiki Hotel

Leaders:

  • Mary A. Jansen, PhD, director, Bayview Behavioral Consulting, Inc.
  • Arthur C. Evans, PhD, commissioner, Philadelphia Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual disAbility Services

This intermediate workshop presents information from each of the 15 modules of the new curriculum on recovery and rehabilitation for persons with serious mental illnesses. Each of the modules is based on the latest scientific literature, and the goal of the curriculum is to teach early career psychologists and others about up-to-date assessments and interventions and evidence-based principles and practices that have become the gold standard for providing psychological services to those with severe mental health and other behavioral disorders. The Recovery to Practice Initiative has been endorsed by the APA Task Force on Serious Mental Illness and Severe Emotional Disturbance.

Saturday, Aug. 3

“Re-framing Psychological Practice for Health-care Reform:  Is a Recovery-oriented Framework the Answer?”

1:00 p.m.-1:50 p.m., Convention Center, Room 304B

Sponsor: Committee for the Advancement of Professional Practice; Approved for 1 CE credit

Chair:

  • Arthur C. Evans, PhD, commissioner, Philadelphia Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual disAbility Services and University of Pennsylvania

Participants:

  • Mary A. Jansen, PhD, director, Bayview Behavioral Consulting
    “The Recovery to Practice Curriculum: A New Training Model for Psychological Practice”
  • Peter C. Ashenden, director, Consumer and Family Affairs, Optum Health
    “Recovery’s Role in Integrated Health from a Consumer Perspective”
  • Arthur C. Evans, Jr., PhD, commissioner, Philadelphia Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual disAbility Services and University of Pennsylvania
    “Policy Implications of Health-care Reform for Psychological Practice”

Health-care reform raises new challenges and critical issues for behavioral health care in general and psychology in particular. This presentation focuses on the major issues within health-care reform that will impact psychological practice and explores how the emerging recovery paradigm could provide a useful framework for psychologists responding to the challenges of health-care reform. The presenters will identify policy and practice changes resulting from reform including an increased emphasis on person-centered care, empirically supported treatment, outcomes-driven financing and integrated service delivery. Presenters will also describe the elements of recovery oriented care from the viewpoint of both a practitioner and person with lived experience. Finally, the connection between recovery-oriented service delivery and major health-care reform issues will be drawn. It will be argued that psychology needs to reframe its approach to service delivery to remain relevant and viable in the emerging health care environment and that the recovery paradigm provides a useful for guiding this work.