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A Practical Guide to Recovery-Oriented Practice

Larry Davidson, Michael Rowe, Janis Tondora, Maria J. O'Connell, and Martha Staeheli Lawless


This book takes a lofty vision of "recovery" and of "a life in the community" for every adult with a serious mental illness promised by the U.S. President's 2003 New Freedom Commission on Mental Health and shows the reader what is entailed in making this vision a reality. Beginning with the historical context of the recovery movement and its recent emergence on the center stage of mental health policy around the world, the authors then clarify various definitions of mental health recovery and address the most common misconceptions of recovery held by skeptical practitioners and worried familie ... More

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2008 Print ISBN-13: 9780195304770
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2020 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780195304770.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Larry Davidson, author

Michael Rowe, author

Janis Tondora, author