HSPR Summer School 2013: Recovery: conceptual foundations, empirical evidence, practice implications

Organization: King's College London

Venue: David Goldberg Centre

Location: London, United Kingdom

Event Date/Time: Jul 01, 2013 / 9:30 am - (GMT) End Date/Time: Jul 05, 2013 / 4:30 pm - (GMT)
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This course describes research-based best practice in developing a focus on recovery in mental health services. The five days comprise lectures and workshops on each day, covering conceptual foundation, empirical evidence, clinical practice and organisational transformation. It is designed for clinicians, managers, researchers and students with experience in the mental health system and who want to learn about how mental health systems can support recovery.

Some experience of the mental health system will be needed, but the course is intended to be relevant to mental health staff from any professional background; service managers; students; clinical, academic and service user researchers.

Students will not be assessed during the course, but everyone who attends will be given a certificate of attendance.

Programme leader is Professor Mike Slade.

Lunch, and mid morning and afternoon tea and coffee are provided.

Venue is Seminar room 1, David Goldberg building, Institute of Psychiatry, Denmark Hill, London SE5 8AF, UK

Learning objectives

  1. To be able to distinguish between personal recovery and clinical recovery
  2. To understand the empirical evidence for personal recovery
  3. To understand how recovery relates to a range of diagnostic and demographic groups
  4. To consider personal and professional values relating to recovery
  5. To explore how mental health workers can support recovery
  6. To understand some specific approaches, including Recovery Colleges, peer support working, coaching and the REFOCUS intervention
  7. To understand ImROC and other approaches to organisational transformation
  8. To be exposed to some critiques of a recovery approach





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