Recovery-Oriented Approach (CAMH)

Location: Online

This course is part of the Concurrent Disorders Certificate and is intended for mental health, addiction and allied health professionals who have completed the Concurrent Disorders Core Course and who have experience working with clients with concurrent disorders. The course aims to help these learners further their understanding of the recovery-oriented approach. Most of the content is applicable not just to recovery from both mental illness and substance use issues, but also to recovery from either one or the other. This seven-week course consists of seven modules, allowing learners to focus on one module per week.

Learning Objectives

  • Recognize the philosophical foundations of recovery in mental health and addiction practice.
  • Apply the principles of recovery to client interactions.
  • Explain the importance of culturally competent care in recovery.
  • Describe particular considerations related to working with recovering clients from certain diverse population groups.
  • Describe how the recovery approach applies to the assessment process.
  • Identify characteristics of an individualized care plan.
  • Describe various types of strategies for recovery care.
  • Explain how a strengths-based approach relates to recovery.
  • Describe the importance of building support systems into the recovery process.
  • Reflect on ethical practice in recovery care, including the role of clinicians’ values.
  • Apply the CLEOS approach to determine ethically strong responses to conflicts and issues.