RTP Webinars and Podcasts

Learn how recovery-oriented practices can be implemented in a wide variety of service settings.

Presented by national experts and designed for practitioners, Recovery to Practice (RTP) recorded webinars and podcasts offer practical applications of recovery principles in diverse practice settings.

NAADAC continuing education hours (CEH) and/or certificates of attendance are available for most webinars. Most podcasts are eligible for physician CME.

Choose a series:

Complex Clinical Decisions in Psychopharmacology Podcast Series

This podcast series explores complex clinical decisions in psychopharmacology for providers of services to individuals with serious mental illness (SMI) from a recovery-oriented perspective. Each podcast is 30- to 45-minutes long and features a discussion among leading experts on a topic of interest led by Dr. Curley Bonds, Chief Deputy Director, Clinical Operations Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health. Each podcast is available for physician CME provided by the American Academy of Family Physicians.

More Than One: Considering Multiple Medications in a Recovery Plan
Expert speakers:

Hunter McQuistion, MD, Medical Director, Psychiatry, Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, Gouverneur Health, NYC

Scott Stroup, MD, Psychiatrist, New York Presbyterian Hospital; Professor of Psychiatry at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons

This Enduring Material activity, Recovery-oriented Approaches to Psychopharmacology, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 1.00 Prescribed credit(s) by the American Academy of Family Physicians. AAFP certification begins 06/25/2018. Term of approval is for one year from this date. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. AAFP Prescribed credit is accepted by the American Medical Association as equivalent to AMA PRA Category 1 credit(s)™ toward the AMA Physician’s Recognition Award. When applying for the AMA PRA, Prescribed credit earned must be reported as Prescribed, not as Category 1.

Recovery-oriented Approaches to Psychopharmacology
Experts speakers:

Curtis Adams, MD, Senior Psychiatrist, Division of Community Psychiatry; Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, University of Maryland School of Medicine

Michael Birnbaum, MD, Director, Early Treatment Program, Northwell Medical Center; Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine

This Enduring Material activity, Recovery-oriented Approaches to Psychopharmacology, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 1.00 Prescribed credit(s) by the American Academy of Family Physicians. AAFP certification begins 06/25/2018. Term of approval is for one year from this date. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. AAFP Prescribed credit is accepted by the American Medical Association as equivalent to AMA PRA Category 1 credit(s)™ toward the AMA Physician’s Recognition Award. When applying for the AMA PRA, Prescribed credit earned must be reported as Prescribed, not as Category 1. 

Right Med, Right Time: How Medication can Support Recovery
Experts speakers:

Tracee Burroughs-Gardner, MD, Chief Executive Officer, Urban Behavioral Associates, Maryland

Patricia Deegan, PhD, founder, Pat Deegan and Associates, disability rights advocate

This Enduring Material activity, Right Med, Right Time: How Medication can Support Recovery, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 1.00 Prescribed credit(s) by the American Academy of Family Physicians. AAFP certification begins 06/26/2018. Term of approval is for one year from this date. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. AAFP Prescribed credit is accepted by the American Medical Association as equivalent to AMA PRA Category 1 credit(s)™ toward the AMA Physician’s Recognition Award. When applying for the AMA PRA, Prescribed credit earned must be reported as Prescribed, not as Category 1.

Pregnant and Nursing Women: Making Decisions About Psychotropic Medications
Experts speaker:

Jennifer Payne, MD, Director, Women's Mood Disorders Center; Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Johns Hopkins Medicine

This Enduring Material activity, Pregnant and Nursing Women: Making Decisions About Psychotropic Medications, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 1.00 Prescribed credit(s) by the American Academy of Family Physicians. AAFP certification begins 07/12/2018. Term of approval is for one year from this date. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. AAFP Prescribed credit is accepted by the American Medical Association as equivalent to AMA PRA Category 1 credit(s)™ toward the AMA Physician’s Recognition Award.  When applying for the AMA PRA, Prescribed credit earned must be reported as Prescribed, not as Category 1.

Recovery-oriented Use of Medications Series

This webinar series looks at the role medication can play in an individuals’ recovery from serious mental illness. We will look at how programs and providers can support overall health, health literacy, and decision making when prescribing and managing medication. Medication is an important tool used by many people seeking recovery. It is most effective when combined with other tools such as therapeutic interventions, community and family supports, and other recovery approaches.

A Psychiatrist’s View: The Role of Medication in a Recovery-oriented Framework for Care
Aired July 11, 2018
Presenter: Lisa Dixon, MD, MPH

Recovery Use of Medications: What Non-Prescribers Need to Know About Medication
Aired June 27, 2018
Presenters: Kim Mueser, PhD and Melody Riefer, MSW

Engagement and Recovery in Behavioral Health Services Series

In this webinar series, three aspects of engagement are presented. The first webinar looks at therapeutic alliance and its impact on engagement and outcomes. The second webinar explores how Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP) tools for crisis and pre-crisis planning can promote engagement and positive relationships between individuals and service providers. The final webinar discusses social media and other technology as emerging tools for outreach and engagement in behavioral healthcare.

Engagement and Recovery: Social Media / Technology for Outreach and Engagement
Aired May 23, 2018
Presenter: John Naslund

Engagement via a Crisis or Pre-crisis Tool Within a Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP)
Aired May 2, 2018
Presenters: Nev Jones and Matthew Federici

Engagement and Recovery: Therapeutic Alliance and Its Impact on Engagement
Aired April 4, 2018
Presenters: Forrest (Rusty) Foster and Regina Shoen

Recovery-Oriented Cognitive Therapy (CT-R) Series

Recovery-Oriented Cognitive Therapy (CT-R) is an empirically-supported approach that operationalizes recovery and resiliency principles in a person-centered, strength-based way. CT-R pairs with psychiatric practice to produce measurable progress, is readily teachable, and has been successfully implemented in with people with a range of needs and in many settings (hospital, residential, case management team, outpatient). The approach includes ways to understand and address common challenges (e.g. low energy, disorganization, grandiosity, hallucinations, aggression, self-injury, etc.) that can interfere with engaging in services and recovery/wellness activities. In this series of four webinars, experts in the development, research, and training of CT-R will provide a thorough introduction to the process and principles. The series will culminate with an example of how CT-R was adopted for use in a multi-provider service system.

Recovery-Oriented Cognitive Therapy: Implementation of CT-R Across a System, Lessons of Success
Aired February 21, 2018
Presenters: Arthur Evans; Paul Grant

Recovery-Oriented Cognitive Therapy: Team-based CT-R for Building Empowerment and Resilience
Aired February 7, 2018
Presenters: Paul Grant; Ellen Inverso

Recovery-Oriented Cognitive Therapy: Discovering Meaningful Aspirations and Taking Action
Aired January 17, 2018
Presenters: Paul Grant; Ellen Inverso

Recovery-Oriented Cognitive Therapy: Theory, Evidence, and Activating the Adaptive Mode
Aired January 3, 2018
Presenters: Paul Grant; Ellen Inverso

Impact of Homelessness and Unstable Housing on Provider Services Series

Practitioners outside of the housing world can have a large impact on the people they serve by identifying housing status and risks, recognizing the impact of being homeless and experiencing unstable housing situations, understanding the associated challenges these individuals and families may face, and connecting with specialists and partners to provide optimal continuity of care. This series introduced participants to the consequences of being homeless, how living with housing instability could impact treatment, and how these challenges may be addressed through best practices and partnerships.

Building Partnerships and Collaboration Between Housing Providers and Behavioral Health Practitioners
Aired December 6, 2017
Presenters: Greg Shinn; Mike Brose

Two Faces of the Same Issue: Housing instability and homelessness in rural and urban communities
Aired November 1, 2017
Presenters: Sherri Downing; Melody Riefer

Housing Instability Risk: How to recognize it and what to do when you see it
Aired October 4, 2017
Presenters: Pat Tucker, MBA; Keith Scott

Integrated Health Care Webinar Series

Learn what integrated primary/behavioral health integrated care is, how it works, how it impacts practitioners and teams, and its role in a recovery-oriented approach to services. This approach to healthcare combines behavioral health, substance use, and physical health services, sometimes along with supplemental services such as housing and employment support, into one setting. This webinar is featured in the July 2017 issue of Practicing Recovery.

Integrated Health: Lessons, Resources, and Tools
Aired September 13, 2017
Presenters: Laura Galbreath, MPP; Jerry Koch

Integrated Care: The Role of Community and Family Supports in Helping People Improve Their Complex Health Coitions
Aired August 2, 2017
Presenters: Anita Fisher; Deborah Werner, M.A., PMP

Integrated Care: The Contribution of Health Literacy to Recovery-oriented Care
Aired July 12, 2017
Presenters: Sue Picket, PhD; Peggy Swarbrick, PhD

Integrated Health Practices: Recovery-oriented Approaches to Screening, Intake and Monitoring
Aired June 7, 2017
Presenters: Suzanne Daub, LCSW; Tracy Carney, CPS, CPRP

Transition-Age Youth (TAY) Webinar Series

Explore how to address the complex needs of transition-age youth (TAY) and their families, using recovery-oriented practices to engage, support, and help build resiliency. Young people transitioning out of state custody or foster care often face increased behavioral health challenges and risks. They need access to services and supports they may no longer receive or know how to find.

This webinar series is featured in the March 2017 issue of Practicing Recovery (PDF | 1.1 MB).

Transition-Age Youth: Motivating Others Through Voices of Experience
Aired May 3, 2017
Presenters: Brianne Masselli, M.A.; Johanna Bergan

A Primer on First/Early Episode Psychosis: Where to Begin Improving Your Practice
Aired April 19, 2017
Presenter: Lisa Dixon, M.D., M.P.H.

Youth Leadership Benefits Engagement and Resiliency
Aired March 1, 2017
Presenters: Amanda Costa, B.S.; Kathleen (Kate) Biebel, Ph.D.

Recovery in Criminal Justice Settings Webinar Series

Learn how to work with or support underserved people or programs that interface with the criminal justice system. Each webinar spotlights practitioners with real-world experience and specific expertise to share.

This topic is also the focus of the January 2017 issue of Practicing Recovery (PDF | 1.1 MB).

Developing Partnerships Between Providers and Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) Officers
Aired January 10, 2016
Presenters: Tania Rosas Woods, LCSW; Carl Pendleton

From Re-Entry to Recovery: Peer Support for Transition to the Community
Aired January 24, 2016
Presenters: Elissa Nulton; Christy DeFeo

Overcoming Cultural and Service Gaps Supporting for Tribal Members Within the Criminal Justice System
Aired March 15, 2016
Presenters: Alan “Jawenodee-Inini” Rabideau; Stephanie Autumn

Psychiatric Advance Directives (PAD) Webinar Series

Watch a lively discussion about conceptual and legal underpinnings, and get practical tips from the perspectives of a disability rights attorney and an individual who uses PAD as part of her recovery.

This webinar series enhances the September 2016 issue of Practicing Recovery (PDF | 654 KB) on PAD.

Psychiatric Advance Directives
Aired October 4, 2016
Presenters: Patricia Siebert, J.D.; Marie Verna

A Second Look: Psychiatric Advance Directives
Aired December 6, 2016
Presenters: Patricia Siebert, J.D.; Marie Verna

Shared Decision-Making (SDM) Webinar Series and Podcast

Learn how to implement shared decision-making in behavioral health care and explore practical applications in a range of recovery-oriented practice settings and situations. This webinar series complements the March 2016 issue of Practicing Recovery (PDF | 1.3 MB) on shared decision-making.

Shared Decision-Making: Changing the Conversation
Aired August 16, 2016
Presenters: Neil Korsen, MD; Jesse Higgins, PMH-NP

Shared Decision-Making: a Process Not a Program
Aired August 23, 2016
Presenters: Melody Riefer, MSW; Jackie Pettis, RN, MSN

Shared Decision-Making Dialogues: Engaging Individuals and Families in Decision-Making
Aired August 30, 2016
Presenters: Iruma Bello, Ph.D.; Melody Riefer, MSW

Podcast: Shared Decision-Making
Learn how shared decision-making works from psychiatrists, a psychiatric nurse, and individuals who use services. The speakers address some common questions about implementing shared decision-making in behavioral health.
Recorded: 2011
Speakers: Kari Rosenkrantz, M.D.; Michael Leeson, M.D.; Ken Thompson, M.D.; Lisa Mister, M.D.; Irma Mahone, Ph.D., RN; Cherie Bledsoe

Person-Centered Practice Webinar

Learn about the Cultural Formulation Interview (CFI) from DSM-5, a recovery-oriented and evidence-based tool to help practitioners understand the worldviews of people seeking services. The presenters explain and then illustrate how CFI is used with individuals and families to create a culturally rich, mutual understanding of concerns. This webinar supports the June 2016 issue of Practicing Recovery (PDF | 746 KB).

Using the Cultural Formulation Interview to Support Recovery
Aired June 21, 2016
Presenters: Roberto Lewis-Fernandez, M.D.; Oscar Jiménez-Solomon, M.P.H
Guest host: Chacku Mathai, CPRP

Role of Communities in Recovery Series

Learn how community involvement in work, social activities, religious life, and other pursuits can be a source of discovery and healing throughout an individual’s treatment. This webinar series examines how you can identify, access, and partner with everyday community resources to help people expand their connections in communities of their choice.

This series is featured in the September 2015 issue of Practicing Recovery (PDF | 2.8 MB).

The Role of Faith-Based Organizations: Spirituality in Recovery
Aired May 31, 2016
Presenters: Jim Zahniser, Ph.D.; Dennis Middel; David Muniz

Meaningful Connections: Engaging Communities to Promote Recovery
Aired June 7, 2016
Presenters: Bruce Anderson, MRA; Susan Manzi

Creating Recovery-Oriented, Person-Centered Plans With Community Resources
Aired June 14, 2016
Presenters: Sebi Fishta, M.S.; Anita Jackson, M.A., LBSW; Denae Ramos-Pachuki

Assessing Practice Implementation Webinar

Explore the question, “What do recovery-oriented services look like?” Watch as the presenters discuss two user-friendly tools organizations can use to assess strengths and prioritize areas for strategic change and workforce development.

This webinar complements the March 2016 issue of Practicing Recovery (PDF | 1.3 MB).

Implementing Recovery-Oriented Practices: Assessing Strengths and Priorities
Aired April 5, 2016
Presenters: Wesley Sowers, M.D.; Janis Tondora, Psy.D.

Recovery in Hospital Settings

Find ways to integrate recovery-oriented approaches into hospital-based treatment settings. This webinar complements the January 2016 issue of Practicing Recovery (PDF | 1.4 MB) and offers guiding principles and concrete steps for transforming hospital-based services to promote and support recovery and wellness.

Creating Environments of Hope and Wellness: Recovery in Hospital Settings
Aired January 12, 2016
Presenters: Margaret “Peggy” Swarbrick, Ph.D.; Theresa Miskimen, M.D.

Crisis and Recovery

Explore how to integrate recovery-oriented approaches into response and support services for individuals experiencing crisis related to mental and substance use disorders. This webinar series presents approaches that illustrate the importance of a recovery orientation in these crucial periods.

Supporting Recovery in Acute Care and Emergency Settings
Aired January 19, 2016
Presenters: Bryan Bailey, RN; Tom Joyce

Open Dialogue: A Recovery-Oriented, Community-Focused Response to Behavioral Health Crises
Aired January 26, 2016
Presenters: Chris Gordon, M.D.; Keith Scott

Hospital Diversion and Alternatives in Crisis Response
Aired February 2, 2016
Presenters: Lisa St. George; Karen Corallo Chaney, M.D.

Recovery-Oriented Care: Foundation of Cross Discipline Practice Webinar Series

Learn from speakers from multiple disciplines as they introduce principles of recovery-oriented practice, drawing from RTP’s six discipline-focused curricula.

This series features pragmatic, interdisciplinary content to aid decision-makers, educators, practitioners, researchers, students, and supervisors in behavioral health and primary care settings.

Recovery and Recovery-oriented Care: Foundations and Future Considerations
Aired July 27, 2015
Presenters: Lauren Spiro, MA

Culturally Competent Care in Recovery-oriented Settings
Aired August 3, 2015
Presenters: Erin Bascug, MS; Steve Onken, PhD

Including Family and Community in Recovery from Addiction
Aired August 5, 2015
Presenters: Cynthia Moreno Touhy, BSW, NCACII

Peer Services: Creating an Environment for Success
Aired August 10, 2015
Presenters: Rita Cronise, MS; Renee Kopache, MS, CPRP

Evidence-based Practice and Recovery-oriented Care
Aired August 12, 2015
Presenters: Mary Jansen, PhD

Building Recovery-oriented Systems
Aired August 17, 2015
Presenters: Mary Jansen, PhD; Patrick Sullivan, PhD; Steve Onken, PhD; Melody Riefer, MSW

Whole Health and Recovery Part 1: Creating Opportunities for Wellness
Aired August 19, 2015
Presenters: Wesley Sowers, M.D.; Renee Kopache, M.S., CPRP

Role of Medication and Shared Decision-Making in Recovery-oriented Care
Aired August 26, 2015
Presenters: Kenneth Thompson, MD

Partnership, Engagement and Person-centered Care
Aired August 31, 2015 Presenters: Lauren Spiro, MA; Rita Cronise, MS

Incorporating Recovery-oriented Practice Competencies in Practitioner Training
Aired September 2, 2015
Presenters: Erin Bascug, MS; Annelle Primm, MD, MPH; Patrick Sullivan, PhD

Whole Health Care – Part 2: Evolution of Recovery-oriented Practices
Aired September 3, 2015
Presenters: Wesley Sowers, M.D.; Renee Kopache, M.S., CPRP

Last Updated: 08/15/2018