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.

Learning Objectives

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

  1. identify two methods for putting individuals with lived experience at the center of the practice process;
  2. list three competencies for social work practice in a recovery framework; and
  3. 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 recovery@cswe.org or +1.703.519.2063.

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.

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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Mental Health Recovery Competencies in Social Work
Recorded 04/08/2015
Recorded 04/08/2015 Mental Health Recovery Competencies in Social Work
Mental Health Recovery Competencies 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.
Mental Health Recovery Competencies in Social Work Evaluation
18 Questions
18 Questions Thank you for participating in CSWE's on-demand version of the "Mental Health Recovery Competencies 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, 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!
Mental Health Recovery Competencies in Social Work 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.