Coteaching recovery to mental health care professionals

Christine Larsen*, Mads Lange, Kim Jørgensen, Kristen Kistrup, Lone Petersen

*Corresponding author

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In 2010, the Regional Council of the Capital Region of Denmark endorsed a vision of mental health services based on personal recovery, rehabilitation, and the involvement of caregivers. Programs to achieve this vision include hiring peer support workers, a Recovery College, and service user participation at the organizational level. This column describes a cornerstone of these initiatives—an education program in the recovery model for mental health professionals. In 2013–2014, the Capital Region implemented 148 workshops on recovery-oriented services for all practitioner staff in mental health services in the region. The workshops featured a coteaching model, with both a mental health professional and an individual with lived experience serving as trainers. This model showed promise and should be expanded, including more targeted training for specific services. Such an expansion could be included in a national strategy for user involvement and recovery-oriented practice set to launch in 2018.

TidsskriftPsychiatric Services
Udgave nummer6
Sider (fra-til)620-622
Antal sider3
StatusUdgivet - jun. 2018
Udgivet eksterntJa

Bibliografisk note

Funding Information:
Ms. Larsen, Mr. Lange, and Ms. Petersen are with Mental Health Services, Capital Region of Denmark, and with Recovery College, Copenhagen. Mr. Jorgensen is a doctoral student at University College UCC, Copenhagen. Dr. Kistrup is with Mental Health Services, Region Zealand, Slagelse, Denmark. Kathleen M. Pike, Ph.D., and Pamela Scorza, Sc.D., M.P.H., are editors of this column. Send correspondence to Ms. Larsen (e-mail: [email protected]). This study was funded by Mental Health Center Ballerup, Mental Health Services, Capital Region of Denmark.

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© 2018 American Psychiatric Association. All rights reserved.

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