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CSWE invites you to join our webinar

Event: Recovery Learning Network — Q & A With Facilitators

When: Tuesday August 19, 2014, from 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm EDT

CSWE's first Recovery Learning Network event will be a virtual Q & A session with our panel of experts. Four facilitators from the summer webinar series will take your questions and respond to your comments about mental health recovery and social work. This event is open to audience members who attended one or more of CSWE's live webinar sessions (May 5: Introduction to Mental Health Recovery in Social Work; June 10: Mental Health Recovery Competencies in Social Work; July 9: Infusing Recovery in Practice and Field Instruction) or have completed the on-demand version of Introduction to Mental Health Recovery in Social Work.

Speakers

PlotnickSpiroSuddersSullivanOur featured experts are (left to right) Debbie Plotnick, senior director of state policy at Mental Health America; Lauren Spiro, director of the National Coalition for Mental Health Recovery; Marylou Sudders, associate professor at the Boston College Graduate School of Social Work; and Patrick Sullivan, professor of social work at Indiana University.

Space is limited, so please register early. There is no cost to register. Continuing Education (CE) credit will not be offered for this event.

Registration

To register now, please visit the event registration page.

CE Credit

CEs will not be offered for this webinar.

Recovery-SW Electronic Mailing Service

If you would like to receive updates on Recovery Learning Network events and connect with other social work faculty, practitioners, and students interested in recovery, please consider joining our electronic mailing service. To sign up, e-mail recovery@cswe.org.

Contact Us

If you would like to submit questions before the event, or if you have general questions about the Recovery Learning Network, please contact CSWE at recovery@cswe.org or +1.703.519.2063.

Now Available On-Demand!  

Introduction to Mental Health Recovery in Social Work

Event Introduction

CSWE is offering a series of free Web-based events to introduce social workers to the recovery model. The first part of the Web-based series, Introduction to Mental Health Recovery in Social Work, focuses on defining mental health recovery, tracking its origins and development over time, and discussing the alignment of the recovery model to social work practice. This virtual, interactive course is available to view on-demand and features Patrick Sullivan, professor of social work at Indiana University, and Lauren Spiro, director of the National Coalition for Mental Health Recovery. Click here to learn more about our speakers.

There is no cost to access this on-demand distance learning content, and participants are eligible for one free continuing education (CE) credit after successful completion of the course, including the assigned prereading material, a posttest, and an evaluation. It is recommended that you complete this on-demand version of Introduction to Mental Health Recovery in Social Work before participating in the rest of the Web-based series.

  • Target audience: Social work field instructors/supervisors, faculty members, practitioners, and students
  • Social work practice Level: Beginning/intermediate

Learning Objectives

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

  • define recovery;
  • list two milestones in the evolution of the recovery movement;
  • list three of the 10 components of recovery;
  • identify two principles, values, or practices of social work that are compatible with recovery; and
  • identify one area of social work practice that would change if recovery-oriented practice is implemented.

Required Prereading

To qualify for CE credit, read pages 1–25 of the CSWE situational analysis, Recovery to Practice: Developing Mental Health Recovery in Social Work, before participating in the on-demand course.

Registration

Be sure to register (below) to complete this course. If you are planning to participate in the on-demand course as a small group registered under one name, please contact recovery@cswe.org ahead of time for additional instructions to ensure eligibility for CE credit.

To register now, please visit the event registration page.

CE Credit for On-Demand Webinar

Participants are eligible for one free CE credit, through CSWE as an ACE 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 as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) Program. ASWB Approval Period: January 23, 2012–January 23, 2015. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine CE approval.

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. 

Questions 

If you have questions about the Recovery-to-Practice web-based series, please contact CSWE at recovery@cswe.org or +1.703.519.2063.

Save-the-Dates for CSWE's upcoming events

  • On-demand version of Mental Health Recovery Competencies in Social Work, to be released July 2014
  • On-demand version of Infusing Recovery in Practice and Field Instruction, to be released August 2014
  • Registration for our upcoming on-demand events will open soon. For more information, contact recovery@cswe.org.

Recovery Curriculum Support Materials Are now Available!

CSWE has released a number of recovery-oriented curriculum support materials for use by social work programs and practitioners. This is part of our Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) funded Recovery to Practice initiative.

The following resources are available:

History of CSWE RTP Initiative

CSWE has been awarded a subcontract from SAMHSA to develop, implement, and evaluate mental health recovery-oriented training materials for social work educators and practitioners. The 5-year initiative will increase the mental health recovery training resources available to social workers. This project is part of a larger initiative by SAMHSA to aid the behavioral health workforce.         

We join SAMHSA in recognizing that those with substance use or mental disorders can recover to lead meaningful, fulfilling, and healthy lives. As part of this outlook, CSWE signed a Recovery to Practice (RTP) Joint Resolution expressing its commitment to integrate the mental health recovery model within social work education and practice.

Learn more about our organization's efforts to engage in the National Dialogue on Mental Health 2013.

Recovery Resources

SAMHSA Recovery to Practice — offers e-news, webinars, training and technical assistance, and more than 900 recovery-oriented resources

Mental Health.Gov — information and resources from the U.S. Department of Health and Humans Services

Mental Health America — advocacy organization addressing behavioral health with affiliates in a majority of states; Debbie Plotnick is the senior director of state policy at Mental Health America and will be co-facilitating one of CSWE's Recovery to Practice webinars in spring 2014

National Coalition for Mental Health Recovery (NCMHR) — the largest U.S. grassroots organization representing people with lived experience of mental health recovery; Lauren Spiro is the director of NCMHR, one of CSWE's RTP Steering Committee members, and will be co-facilitating two of CSWE's Recovery to Practice webinars in spring 2014

National Mental Health Consumers' Self-Help Clearinghouse — a peer-run national technical assistance center funded through SAMHSA's Center for Mental Health Services; Joseph Rogers is executive director and Susan Rogers is director of the National Mental Health Consumers' Self-Help Clearinghouse, and both are on the CSWE RTP Steering Committee

Recovery to Practice: Developing Mental Health Recovery in Social Work — an environmental scan of recovery in social work conducted by CSWE (2011)

CMS Guidance on Same Day Billing for Mental Health Services and Primary Care Service  The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently released new guidance on same day billing in Medicare. The guidance strengthens support for integrated primary and behavioral health care because Medicare Part B pays for reasonable and necessary integrated health care services when they are furnished on the same day, to the same patient, by the same professional or a different professional.

Recovery Training Opportunities

Beginning Friday, December 6, 2013, SAMHSA will host First Fridays webinars. These monthly webinars will be held on the first Friday of the month from noon–1 pm EST and will provide technical assistance from experts and leaders on recovery related topics. You can view the webinars here or call in at 1-888-407-5039 (PIN 556-82-342#).  

Save-the-Date!  The Hogg Foundation for Mental Health is hosting a conference on The State of Mental Health Recovery: Research, Training, and Practice, September 8–9, 2014 in Austin, TX.  

Recovery News

The University of Kansas is celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Strengths Perspective!  Learn about the history of the strengths movement and how Charlie Rapp and Pat Sullivan (members of the CSWE RTP Steering Committee) and others at KU supported the evolution of this seminal social work perspective.

Background on the 2013 National Conference on Mental Health 

Video on the White House Blog — President Barack Obama giving his remarks at the 2013 National Conference on Mental Health

If you would like to discuss or learn more about the CSWE RTP project, please contact recovery@cswe.org.

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