Time To Dramatically Transform Roles, From “that of a Passive ‘Mental Patient’ to that of an Empowered Citizen.”

One of the plenary speakers at our March 18 – 22, 2015 international conference in NYC will be Larry Davidson.  Here’s some key things you might want to know about Larry:

Larry Davidson, PhD began his work under John Strauss, an honorary and long-time of member of ISPS-US, conducting longitudinal studies of people with serious mental illness, using narrative approaches. He has gone on to be a major voice of the recovery movement, and has published hundreds of articles, and is the author of several books and co-authored books. His book Living Outside Mental Illness, published in 2003 by New York University Press, is one of the landmark books in the recovery movement.

Many of us have depended upon his Recovery to Practice (Resources for Behavioral Health Professionals) initiative at SAMHSA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration of the United States Department of Health and Human Services) as we have worked toward a recovery model in our agency work.

“Implementing high-quality and effective psychiatric rehabilitation and other evidence-based practices is not enough to accomplish transformation if the status and role of people in recovery is not also dramatically transformed from that of a passive ‘mental patient’ to that of an empowered citizen.” Larry Davidson

The Recovery to Practice website: http://www.samhsa.gov/recoverytopractice

A recent interview:

http://www.williamwhitepapers.com/pr/2013%20Dr.%20Larry%20Davidson%20Interview.pdf  (this also includes a bibliography of Dr. Davidson’s work).

Please do consider making plans to come hear Larry and others in NYC in March!  And also consider offering a presentation of your own:  information below on how to do that…….


ISPS New York 2015 


Submission deadline: October 1st

submission guidelines

submission form

Continuing Education and Continuing Medical Education offered by the

Institute for the Advancement of Human Behavior (IAHB)


Register now
Further information www.isps2015nyc.org

About Ron Unger

I am a licensed clinical social worker and therapist who works with people diagnosed with schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders, using a respectful and skill building approach called cognitive therapy for psychosis. I also talk and teach seminars related to this approach. You can read more about me and about how I became interested in this field by going to my blog, recoveryfrompsychosis.org, and clicking on the tab "about Ron Unger."
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