Online Program

Bringing Wellness/Recovery Curricula into Primary Care and Behavioral Health Settings: SAMHSA's Recovery to Practice Project

Monday, November 2, 2015

Laurie Curtis, M.A., Advocates for Human Potential, Middlesex,, VT
Wesley Sowers, MD, Psychiatric Recovery to Practice Curriculum Committee Member;, University of Pittsburg Medical Center, Bradford Woods, PA
 The value of recovery and a recovery-oriented workforce is widely accepted by behavioral health systems. However, care providers outside of these systems are often less versed in the language and practice of recovery oriented care. Through the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Recovery to Practice initiative, national professional organizations in addiction counseling, peer support, psychiatric nursing, psychiatry, psychology, and social work have created curricula to help train a new recovery workforce.

 This presentation will describe existing Recovery to Practice curricula and highlight new resources under development. Presenters will explain why and how these curricula will help us reframe public behavioral health towards wellness; explain the predicted impact of curricula on public health policy and practice;  including the  integration of a wellness and recovery orientation into primary care settings.

Learning Areas:

Administer health education strategies, interventions and programs
Diversity and culture
Implementation of health education strategies, interventions and programs
Planning of health education strategies, interventions, and programs

Learning Objectives:
Describe SAMHSA’s Recovery to Practice initiative, and identify resources developed through this initiative. Differentiate between a recovery-oriented approach and a traditional approach in health care.

Keyword(s): Chronic Disease Management and Care, Child/Adolescent Mental Health

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: Laurie Curtis is the Director Advocates for Human Potential and Project Director of the SAMSHA Recovery to Practice Project
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.