Mental Health Recovery Competencies in Social Work
This interactive, on-demand course is the second installment of the Recovery to Practice series. Participants will learn how to apply the strengths model to achieve recovery-oriented outcomes and explore ways to enhance their practice and teaching by collaborating with persons who have lived experience of psychiatric conditions.
At the end of this course, participants will be able to
- identify two methods for putting individuals with lived experience at the center of the practice process;
- list three competencies for social work practice in a recovery framework; and
- list two recovery-oriented practices
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 email@example.com or +1.703.519.2063.
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.
Debbie Plotnick, MSS, MLSP
Vice President for Mental Health and Systems Advocacy, Mental Health America
Debbie Plotnick is the Senior Director of State Policy at Mental Health America. She previously served as the Director of Advocacy at the Mental Health Association of Southeastern Pennsylvania, one of the largest and oldest affiliates of Mental Health America. Ms. Plotnick received her degree from Bryn Mawr College and has a dual master's degree in social service and law and social policy. Her compelling story as a family member of a daughter with lived experience of recovery shapes her unique passion and perspective on this topic.
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