Introduction to Mental Health Recovery in Social Work

This on-demand course focuses on defining mental health recovery, tracking its origins and development over time, and discussing the alignment of the recovery model to social work practice. Patrick Sullivan, professor of social work at Indiana University, and Lauren Spiro, director of the National Coalition for Mental Health Recovery.

Learning Objectives

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

  1. define recovery;
  2. list two milestones in the evolution of the recovery movement;
  3. list three of the 10 components of recovery;
  4. identify two principles, values, or practices of social work that are compatible with recovery; and
  5. identify one area of social work practice that would change if recovery-oriented practice is implemented.

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.

Patrick Sullivan

Professor, Indiana University School of Social Work

Patrick Sullivan is a Professor of Social Work at Indiana University and a member of the CSWE Recovery to Practice (RTP) Steering Committee. Dr. Sullivan also served as the Director of the Indiana Division of Mental Health and Addiction from 1994-1998. He has published extensively in the areas of mental health, addiction, and philosophical frameworks for practice and policy.

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Introduction to Mental Health Recovery in Social Work
Recorded 03/18/2015
Recorded 03/18/2015 Patrick Sullivan and Lauren Spiro define mental health recovery, track its origins and development over time, and discuss the alignment of the recovery model to social work practice.
Introduction to Mental Health Recovery in Social Work 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.
Introduction to Mental Health Recovery in Social Work Evaluation
18 Questions
18 Questions Thank you for participating in CSWE's on-demand version of the "Introduction to Mental Health Recovery in Social Work" 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, the post-test, and an evaluation. 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!
Introduction to Mental Health Recovery in Social Work Certificate
1.00 Introduction to Mental Health Recovery in Social Work credit  |  Certificate available
1.00 Introduction to Mental Health Recovery in Social Work 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.