The Journey to Use Meds Optimally to Support Recovery (Part 1) and (Part 2)

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Training Details

Event Dates and Timeframe
Day 1:
Thursday, May 13, 2021 at 11:00 AM until 12:30 PM
Day 2:
Thursday, July 15, 2021 at 11:00 AM until 12:30 PM
Location and Delivery Method
Delivery Method
Online / Web Delivered
Cost Range
FREE
Funded by Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

Host And Instructor

Host
NW Mental Health Technology Transfer Center Network (MHTTC)
Instructor
Patricia E. Deegan, PhD
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Training Overview Description

Using medication to support recovery is more than learning to swallow pills on schedule. In this webinar, Pat Deegan will begin presenting 8 challenges on the journey to use medications optimally to support recovery. She will also teach practical strategies for supporting folks on this journey.

Event-specific Details

Everyone can support the foundational principles of recovery: choice, self-determination and the importance of relationships. However, translating these principles into real world practice can be difficult.

Examples include:

  • What if a person is making a choice that is self-defeating or even dangerous?
  • What about professional boundaries and social media?
  • What if a person isn't taking their medications as prescribed?

Presenter
Patricia E. Deegan, PhD's mission is to help activate and empower mental health services users in their own recovery and to provide peer supporters and clinicians with the know-how to support people in their recovery journey. She is uniquely positioned to fulfill her vocation because she was diagnosed with schizophrenia as a teenager, went on to get her doctorate in clinical psychology and today leads a company run by and for people in recovery. She is a thought-leader in the field of mental health recovery, has numerous peer-reviewed publications, has held a number of academic appointments, and has carried a message of hope for recovery to audiences around the world. In addition to her work on the CommonGround Program, she consults with OnTrackNY and has helped the team at the Center for Practice Innovations develop an innovative model for engaging young people under the NIMH RAISE Study. The model is now being adopted nationally.