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Can Clinical Care be Recovery Oriented?

About this course

Larry Davidson, PhD, explores how adopting a recovery-oriented model requires a different approach to clinical care. He illustrates his course with examples of people with lived experience in health care and mental health settings. His presentation has important implications for psychiatrists, psychologists and all other mental health professionals.

Note: This lecture does not currently provide continuing education.

Course fee

This course is for free. If you find this course useful, please consider making a donation to help support our work.


Your Instructor


Larry Davidson, PhD, is Professor of Psychiatry and Director of the Program for Recovery and Community Health in the School of Medicine and Institution for Social and Policy Studies at Yale University. He is also a Senior Policy Advisor for the Connecticut Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services and is the Editor of the American Journal of Psychiatric Rehabilitation.

Learning objectives

  • To describe the implications of recovery for changing clinical practice
  • To show the early successes of the recovery movement
  • To illustrate the ways in which recovery takes place
  • To provide guiding principles for changing clinical practice to a recovery model
  • To illustrate the ways in which persons struggling with mental health challenges experience themselves and the world around them
  • To teach the ways in which current practices, i.e. cognitive-behavioral psychotherapy, medication, case management, and cognitive remediation, can be modified to be consistent with a recovery model

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