About Recovery to Practice (RTP)

Recovery to Practice (RTP) provides training and technical assistance to enhance recovery-oriented practices among the behavioral health and integrated care workforces.

Recovery to Practice (RTP) promotes and strengthens recovery-oriented practices among the behavioral health and primary care workforce through training and resources.


SAMHSA oversees the RTP initiative in collaboration with Advocates for Human Potential Inc. (AHP), and its partner, the Center for Practice Innovations (CPI) at Columbia Psychiatry, New York State Psychiatric Institute.

A steering committee of national leaders provides guidance and input on all activities, events, and products produced under the RTP initiative.

RTP Services and Support


A quarterly newsletter for behavioral health practitioners and others in the field complements the webinars, providing additional information and resources.

Technical Assistance

RTP offers limited onsite consultation and training on how to use recovery-oriented practices in your professional setting. Our national experts can help you to:

  • Use and adapt the RTP discipline-based curricula for workforce development
  • Apply recovery-oriented practices to multidisciplinary systems and diverse service settings

If you are interested in bringing RTP to your organization, conference or event, send an email to rtp@ahpnet.com.

Training and Webinars

From 2009–2014, SAMHSA worked with six professional associations to develop recovery-oriented education and training curricula for use in discipline-sponsored professional development, academic training, and continuing education. The curricula and materials are geared toward psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, psychiatric nurses, peer specialists, and addiction counselors.

Since 2014, RTP is focusing on the application of recovery-oriented practices in multidisciplinary and diverse service settings. Supporting and building on the RTP curricula, RTP now offers a variety of educational and training opportunities for behavioral health professionals and other general health or social services professionals who serve people with mental and/or substance use disorders.

In addition to offering the curricula and new training resources, RTP produces 12 webinars annually on timely topics relevant to recovery-oriented practice.

Last Updated: 08/14/2017