WASP SCIENTIFIC SECTION ON RECOVERY (Since April 11, 2014)

WE HAVE REORGANIZED OUR RECOVERY SECTION (March 2, 2016).

Aim

The aim of this section is to facilitate: (1) an inter-disciplinary approach to scientific knowledge development on psychiatric recovery and life in the community as its context and (2) its communication and dissemination within the scientific as well as in the larger community. Through these, we hope to promote integrated community support through the enhancement of the quality of life in the community among individuals who have psychiatric illnesses (Basaglia, 1964; Davidson, Mezzina, Rowe, & Thompson, 2010). Community support includes, but not limited to, multi-levels of community-based person-centered integrated system of care that supports recovery in and from mental illness (Davidson & Roe, 2007).

 

OBJECTIVES/DELIVERABLES

  • Form a writing group
  • Organize symposia and workshops
  • Publications of the writings via professional journals and verbal/poster presentations.
  • Create the section’s website within the WASP website
  • Create links to relevant recovery-oriented organizations and programs around the world
  • Post lists of relevant publications and information
  • Develop educational materials to enhance awareness of community mental health

WHAT WE HAVE ACCOMPLISHED:

    • We held a symposium at the WASP 2014 London Jubilee Congress.
    • We held a symposium at the WASP 2016 New Delhi Congress.

WHAT WE ARE CURRENTLY TRYING TO ACCOMPLISH:

    • We have formed a group of members who volunteer to elaborate on our Recovery section webpage.
    • We continue to recruit active member participants.

WHAT WE PLAN TO ACCOMPLISH NEXT:

    • Organize a writing group for a special issue on recovery-oriented community
    • More to come soon…!

ORGANIZATION OF THE RECOVERY SECTION

MEMBERS

Convener: Roger Man-kin NG, MD, Consultant & Chief of Service, Department of Psychiatry, Kowloon Hospital, Kowloon, Hong Kong. ngmk@ha.org.hk

Senior Consultants:

Larry Davidson, Ph.D., Professor of Psychology, Director of Program for Recovery and Community Health, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT, U.S.A. larry.davidson@yale.edu

Mike Slade, Ph.D., Professor of Mental Health Recovery and Social Inclusion, Nottingham University School of Medicine & Health Sciences, Nottingham, U.K. m.slade@nottingham.ac.uk Staff Page : http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/healthsciences/people/m.slade Google Scholar : https://scholar.google.co.uk/citations?user=Py_xIuoAAAAJ Web : http://researchintorecovery.com NEW Refocus on Recovery 2017 registration and abstract submission now open – researchintorecovery.com/ror2017

Tom Craig, MD, Ph.D., Professor of Social Psychiatry, King’s College London
Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience, London, U.K. thomas.craig@kcl.ac.uk

Other Active Members:

Outi Hietala, Ph.D., Senior Researcher, Rehabilitation Foundation, Helsinki, Finland, Outi.Hietala@kuntoutussaatio.fi

    Peer support has always played a strong part in recovery. On the other hand client participation and patient involvement are highlighted in rehabilitation services. Still the position of rehabilitee or peer is often defined with attributes of dependency, subordination and lack of reciprocity in relation to experts and service system, This poses challenges for rehabilitation professionals, specially when they´re try to promote empowerment. Co-development of services enables new, more competent and reciprocal roles forrehabilitees. They learn to reflect their personal experiences of recovery and combine these with the knowledge of professionals and experts. At the same time professionals seem to develop new kind of abilities and understanding of their own role as promoters of rehabilitative processes. I´m preparing a research project/plan based on these questions in co-operation with universities of Tampere and Helsinki to apply for funding from the Academy of Finland. (Nov. 3, 2015)

Mark Bertram,Service Manager, Vocational Services, South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust, London, U.K.‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

Mark Bertram:

Vision: Everyone has the opportunity to thrive and not just survive.

Our mission: To help people find their own way forward, to improve quality of life and well- being through the achievement of vocational goals.

We are a group of staff and service users who co-produce and evaluate new and innovative approaches in the vocational field.

We believe that social inclusion and peer support are not things, agendas or concepts – they are journeys that can only be lived and experienced individually. Everyone has to find their own way forward and different people ask for different opportunities at different times. The process of this journey is different for everyone, but there are effective ways of facilitating progress and validating conditions that service users tell us they value.

We are keen to network, share our insights and learn from others.

Kimiko Tanaka, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Marywood University School of Social Work, Scranton, Pennsylvania, U.S.A., ktanaka@marywood.edu (WASP Recovery Section Webpage Development Team)

Mark Costa, MD, Yale University School of Medicine Program for Recovery and Community Health, New Haven, CT, U.S.A. mark.costa@yale.edu (WASP Recovery Section Webpage Development Team)

Anthony Pavlo, Ph.D., Associate Research Scientist, Yale University School of Medicine Program for Recovery and Community Health, New Haven, CT, U.S.A. Anthony.Pavlo@yale.edu (WASP Recovery Section Webpage Development Team)

Daniel Rowe,BA, Yale University School of Medicine Program for Recovery and Community Health, New Haven, CT, U.S.A. Daniel.Rowe@yale.edu (WASP Recovery Section Webpage Development Team)

Stephanie Lanteri, BA, Yale University School of Medicine Program for Recovery and Community Health, New Haven, CT, U.S.A. stephanie.sangsterlanteri@yale.edu (WASP Recovery Section Webpage Development Team)

ASSOCIATES

U.S.A.

Ralph Aquila, MD, Psychiatrist, Sidney Baer Center for Integrated Care, New York, New York, U.S.A., raquilamd@gmail.com

Alan Doyle, Ed.D, Director of Training and Education, Fountain House New York, New York, U.S.A., adoyle@fountainhouse.org

Finland

Kristiina Härkäpää, Professor of Rehabilitation, University of Lapland, Lapland, Finland, (Home page)

Argentina

Sapène Juan Pedro, MD, Psychiatrist, La Casa del Paraná, Rosario, Santa Fe, Argentina, juanpedrosap@gmail.com

Japan

Rosario Laratta, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Social Policy, Graduate School of Governance Studies, Meiji University, Tokyo, Japan, rlaratta@meiji.ac.jp