RTP Curricula for Recovery Education

Find educational curricula and training resources to help build and strengthen a recovery-oriented workforce within and across disciplines.

Six professional organizations worked with Recovery to Practice (RTP) to develop educational curricula and training materials that promote recovery principles within their specialty areas.

Applicable to both specific disciplines and a multidisciplinary behavioral health and integrated care workforce, these curricula may be used in academic settings and for professional development activities.

Access the curricula and learn more about the participating professional organizations:

Addiction Specialists Curriculum from the Association for Addiction Professionals (NAADAC)

NAADAC’s members include addiction counselors, educators, and other addiction-focused health care professionals who work to create healthier individuals, families, and communities through prevention, intervention, quality treatment, and recovery support.

The RTP Addiction Specialists curriculum educates addiction professionals about the recovery-oriented model of care, addiction recovery, addiction professionals specific role in promoting recovery, and the competencies needed to integrate addiction recovery concepts into practice.

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Peer Specialists Curriculum from the International Association of Peer Supporters Inc. (iNAPS)

iNAPS is a private, nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting peer support in mental health systems.

The RTP Peer Specialists curriculum was designed and developed with input from peer support practitioners nationwide. Leading content experts in the recovery and peer support movements reviewed the curriculum throughout the development process.

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Psychiatric Nursing Curriculum from the American Psychiatric Nurses Association (APNA)

APNA is a professional membership organization committed to the specialty practice of psychiatric-mental health nursing and wellness promotion, prevention of mental health problems, and the care and treatment of persons with psychiatric disorders.

The RTP Psychiatric Nursing curriculum was developed in collaboration with people with lived experience and psychiatric-mental health nursing leaders. The curriculum aims to increase nursing knowledge of recovery-oriented care and how it translates into nursing practice.

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Psychiatry Curriculum from the American Psychiatric Association (APA) and the American Association of Community Psychiatrists (AACP)

APA and the AACP are medical societies that work to ensure humane care and effective treatment for all people with mental health conditions and substance use disorders by promoting psychiatric education and research and the highest quality care for individuals with mental disorders and their families.

The RTP Psychiatry curriculum is designed to bring recovery-oriented practice into the mainstream of professional psychiatric practice.

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Psychology Curriculum from the American Psychological Association (APA)

APA is a scientific and professional organization representing psychologists in the United States. Researchers, educators, clinicians, consultants, and students make up the membership of APA and work to advance the creation, communication, and application of psychological knowledge to benefit society and improve people’s lives.

The RTP Psychology curriculum is designed to provide psychologists and other mental health professionals with information about issues facing people with serious mental health conditions and training in the latest assessment and intervention approaches.

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Social Work Curriculum from the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)

CSWE is a nonprofit national association of educational and professional institutions, social welfare agencies, and private citizens. CSWE acts as the sole accrediting agency for social work education in the United States, promoting individual, family, and community well-being, and social and economic justice.

The RTP Social Work curriculum aims to increase mental health recovery training resources available to social workers and introduce social workers to the recovery model. It focuses on defining mental health recovery, tracking its origins and development over time, and discussing the alignment of the recovery model to social work practice.

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Last Updated: 08/14/2017