Infusing Mental Health Recovery in Practice and Field Education

The third installment of the Recovery to Practice series, this interactive, on-demand course focuses on ways recovery could be mobilized in your personal practice, your agency, and field instruction. Participants will explore characteristics common to recovery-oriented agencies, learn how individual change, organizational transformation, and cultural humility can be used to promote progress toward recovery-orientation, and discover some tangible steps to instill recovery in field instruction settings.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this course, participants will be able to:

  1. describe a model recovery-oriented agency;
  2. recognize the value of cultural humility in recovery-oriented social work practice;
  3. describe two cultural humility skills that could be put into practice;
  4. identify at least two potential exercises to use with students in the field; and
  5. list one potential example of a student assessment measure.

CE Credit for On-Demand Webinar

Participants are eligible for one free CE credit, through CSWE as an Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) Program provider, after successful completion of the on-demand course, including the prereading material assigned, a posttest, and an evaluation. A link to the prereading assignment can be found above. The posttest and evaluation are administered online at the conclusion of the course. The CE certificate will be e-mailed to participants following their completion of the course requirements.

CSWE, provider #1163, is approved by the ASWB ACE Program. CSWE maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Approval Period: 1/23/2015–1/23/2018. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval for CE credits.

Accommodations for Persons With Disabilities

Closed captioning is available for the on-demand course. If you need help accessing this feature or have other questions about accommodations for persons with disabilities, please contact CSWE at recovery@cswe.org or +1.703.519.2063.

Lauren Spiro

Director, National Coalition for Mental Health Recovery

Lauren Spiro is a member of the CSWE RTP Steering Committee and is the Director of the National Coalition for Mental Health Recovery, the largest U.S. grassroots organization representing people with the lived experience of mental health recovery. Ms. Spiro has an M.A. in Clinical/Community Psychology and she has a powerful story of her own experiences in the mental health system.

Robert M. Ortega

Associate Professor, University of Michigan School of Social Work

Robert M. Ortega is an Associate Professor at the University of Michigan School of Social Work. Dr. Ortega is well known for applying the paradigm of cultural humility in social work and child welfare practice. His work in this area has had an extensive influence on community organizing and public scholarship in a variety of disciplinary settings, including education, law, and policy.

Marylou Sudders

Associate Professor, Boston College Graduate School of Social Work

Marylou Sudders is an Associate Professor at the Boston College Graduate School of Social Work. Previously, Professor Sudders served seven years as Commissioner of Mental Health for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. She also supervised students as a field instructor.

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Infusing Mental Health Recovery in Practice and Field Education
Recorded 04/09/2015
Recorded 04/09/2015 Lauren Spiro, Marylou Sudders, and Robert Ortega explore ways to mobilize recovery in your personal practice, agency, and field education.
Mental Health Recovery in Practice and Field Education Quiz
10 Questions
10 Questions On-demand webinar participants are eligible for 1 free CE credit, through CSWE as an ACE provider. To qualify for the CE participants must complete the assigned pre-reading material, the webinar, an evaluation, and pass the post-test. Following a certification of completion of pre-reading and on-demand webinar content (Question 1), you will be asked to complete a 10 question post-test covering material from both the pre-webinar assignment and the webinar (Questions 2 - 11). A passing score is considered 80% or higher. You may retake this post-test up to 2 times if you do not pass the first time. If you obtain a passing score on the post-test and complete the evaluation, your CE certificate will be automatically sent to you. Feel free to contact the CSWE staff by e-mail (recovery@cswe.org) if you have any questions.
Mental Health Recovery in Practice and Field Education Evaluation
18 Questions
18 Questions Thank you for participating in CSWE's on-demand version of the "Infusing Recovery in Practice and Field Instruction" webinar. On-demand webinar participants are eligible for 1 free CE credit, through CSWE as an ACE provider. To qualify for the CE participants must complete the assigned pre-reading material, the webinar, an evaluation, and pass the post-test. Please give us your feedback on your experience with the on-demand webinar today. The following is a brief evaluation, which should take less than 10 minutes to complete. Your responses will be kept confidential and will be reported in aggregate format. Your responses will in no way effect your relationship with CSWE. Feel free to contact the CSWE staff by e-mail (recovery@cswe.org) if you have any questions. Thank you in advance for your participation!
Infusing Mental Health Recovery in Practice and Field Education Certificate
1.00 credit  |  Certificate available
1.00 credit  |  Certificate available Participants are eligible for one free CE credit for each on-demand webinar, through CSWE as an Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) Program provider, after successful completion of the on-demand course, including the prereading material assigned, a posttest, and an evaluation. The posttest and evaluation are administered online at the conclusion of the course. The CE certificate will be e-mailed to participants following their completion of the course requirements. CSWE, provider #1163, is approved by the ASWB ACE Program. CSWE maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Approval Period: 1/23/2015–1/23/2018. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval for CE credits.