Whilst mental health policy and framework documents internationally espouse the embracing of a recovery-oriented approach to mental health practice, current outcome measures reflect a deficit and symptom focused paradigm. There is a need to adopt self-report measures that facilitate shared understandings between consumers and mental health workers that lead to genuinely collaborative and recovery-oriented goal setting or action planning.
Join Dr Nicola Hancock for a webinar and learn to use the Recovery Assessment Scale – Domains & Stages (RAS-DS). The webinar will cover the following topics:
1. The recovery construct as measured by the RAS-DS
2. Administration of the RAS-DS
3. Scoring of the RAS-DS
4. Use of the RAS-DS for facilitating collaborative, recovery oriented goal setting
Dr Hancock has a strong mental health background: clinical practice; education; research and instrument development. Nicola is an occupational therapist, and has extensive clinical experience working internationally in in-patient and community-based practice. Dr Hancock was responsible for establishing and directing the first NSW program based upon the international Clubhouse model of psychosocial rehabilitation. Now an academic at the University of Sydney, her PhD thesis is titled "Measuring Mental Health Recovery: Collaborating with Consumers". This study involved, in part, the development and testing of the Recovery Assessment Scale – Domains and Stages (RAS-DS). Dr Hancock used participatory action research methods throughout her thesis and this required the collaborative development of research training modules with which to skill-up and empower consumer-researchers on her team. Dr Hancock is engaged in a number of additional mental health related research projects: mental health outcome assessment within the NSW government and non-government sectors; evaluation of a number of Partners in Recovery (PIR) programs, what facilitates and hinders maintaining open employment for people living with mental illness, the role of peer-support for people living with mental illness, the impact of fieldwork education upon students' attitudes towards people living with mental illness, meaningful occupation and mental health recovery.
To join this webinar, please CLICK HERE to register your details and receive your personalised login link in the email.
If you have problems connecting to the webinar, please call toll free number 1800 105 054 (option 1 and then option 1) for technical support.
To achieve the best outcome of the webinar, please download the RAS-DS and have it available during the webinar.
Date and Time: 12 September 2014 1.00pm - 1.30pm
Richard He | Program Manager
T +61 2 9845 7798