#014 Copeland Center for Wellness and Recovery – Taking Action for Wellbeing!

Today we’ll hear from Matthew Federici, Director of the Copeland Center, who describes the full array of programs offered by the center and moving on from WRAP. Watch for the PTG emergence

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#38 Margaret Clayton, Director of Nutrition and Wellness and Greg Parnell, Director of REAL

Listen on Spotify Watch on YouTube We talk with two Crestwood leaders, Greg Parnel and Margaret Clayton. Greg is a Zuma instructor extraordinaire, Advanced Level Facilitator of WRAP and member of the REaL (Recovery, Education and Leadership) a group of peers working at a corporate level to bring recovery-oriented services to the many Crestwood campuses. […]

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#37 Paolo del Vecchio, Director, Office of Recovery

Listen on Spotify Watch on YouTube It has been such a pleasure to interview an old friend, Paolo del Vecchio, for this podcast. Over the years, Paolo has been a consistent voice supporting the recovery movement and peer support. We are pasting an article from the SAMHSA website that summarizes some of the key things […]

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#36 Florian Birkmayer, Wounded Healer’s Journey

Listen on Spotify Watch on YouTube Through my commitment to my own Wounded Healer’s journey, I share with our clients and students my deep understanding of what it is to be human and find your own personal myth or soul’s purpose. After a career in mainstream academic psychiatry and addiction treatment, I became frustrated by […]

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#35 April Dickerson, CEO Recovery Empowerment Network

April Dickerson, CEO of Recovery Empowerment Network in Phoenix Arizona, shares the inspiring work of REN, a leading peer run organization. Listen on Spotify Watch on YouTube From the REN website, renaz.org. “We are a community service agency staffed by those who have lived experience. With 15 years of history serving Maricopa County and guiding […]

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#34 Raul Almazar, MA, RN

Raul is a Senior Consultant for SAMHSA and Policy Advisor for the National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors. Listen on Spotify Watch on YouTube In this video Raul shares his experience and insights about trauma informed care. Below is excerpted from “SAMHSA’s Concept of Trauma and Guidance for a Trauma-Informed Approach.” “From SAMHSA’s […]

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#33 Shanel, From The REAL Team

Shanel shares her journey of recovery and how she is evidence that recovery is real. Listen on Spotify Watch on YouTube This project is funded in part by the generous support from Rutgers University PeerTAC, the Alliance for Rights and Recovery, and the New York State Office of Mental Health.

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#32 Rob Wipond, Your Consent Is Not Required

Rob gives us a fresh look at some old practices about forced treatment. Listen on Spotify Watch on YouTube This project is funded in part by the generous support from Rutgers University PeerTAC, the Alliance for Rights and Recovery, and the New York State Office of Mental Health.

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#31 Mike Zeeb, Peer Support Educator

Mike talks about his life and his passion. Listen on Spotify Watch on YouTube This project is funded in part by the generous support from Rutgers University PeerTAC, the Alliance for Rights and Recovery, and the New York State Office of Mental Health.

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#030 Douglas gets his life back

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#029 Robert Whitaker reveals stories that need to be told.

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#028 Overcoming Adverse Childhood Experiences – Theresa Sorensen

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#027 Alex Barnard – Inside California Conservatorship Coercion and Care for Mental Illness

“Conservatorship needs an overhaul” With Dr. Alex Barnard Listen on Spotify Watch on YouTube This project is funded in part by the generous support from Rutgers University PeerTAC, the Alliance for Rights and Recovery, and the New York State Office of Mental Health.

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#026 Ken Minkoff balances the need for structure and flexibility in organizational growth

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#025 No Force First – Best Practices: Kevin Huckshorn

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#024 How Recovery Happens

A peer tells his story of the ups and downs of the recovery journey. Listen on Spotify Watch on YouTube This project is funded in part by the generous support from Rutgers University PeerTAC, the Alliance for Rights and Recovery, and the New York State Office of Mental Health.

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#023 Kells Perry

Kells Talks About Generational Trauma, the Imposter Syndrome, Gender Identity, and How She is Thriving Listen on Spotify Watch on YouTube This project is funded in part by the generous support from Rutgers University PeerTAC, the Alliance for Rights and Recovery, and the New York State Office of Mental Health.

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#022 Vince Caimano – The Amazing Growth and Effectiveness of Peer Support Opportunities

Hey PEERS!!! Vince Caimano catches us up on the amazing growth and effectiveness of peer support opportunities worldwide. Listen on Spotify Watch on YouTube This project is funded in part by the generous support from Rutgers University PeerTAC, the Alliance for Rights and Recovery, and the New York State Office of Mental Health.

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#021 Welcome to Recovery Practices

The power of a recovery-based welcoming practice. Listen on Spotify Watch on YouTube This project is funded in part by the generous support from Rutgers University PeerTAC, the Alliance for Rights and Recovery, and the New York State Office of Mental Health.

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#020 Peer Support the early days two programs from the 1970s: Beth Stoneking

Peer support in the early 70s. We are taking a look at two programs that demonstrated the feasibility of peer support against all odds. Listen on Spotify Watch on YouTube This project is funded in part by the generous support from Rutgers University PeerTAC, the Alliance for Rights and Recovery, and the New York State […]

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#019 The Wisdom of Peer Support Specialists and Supervisors

The editors of the book entitled WHAT IT TAKES: Wisdom from Peer Support Specialists and Supervisors describe the purpose of the book and its importance. Listen on Spotify Watch on YouTube This project is funded in part by the generous support from Rutgers University PeerTAC, the Alliance for Rights and Recovery, and the New York […]

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#018 Peer Support is Alive and Well in Singapore!

Peer support is alive and well in Singapore thanks to the brilliance of a group of dedicated peers. Listen on Spotify Watch on YouTube This project is funded in part by the generous support from Rutgers University PeerTAC, the Alliance for Rights and Recovery, and the New York State Office of Mental Health.

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#017 Relapse is Different in Recovery

Experiencing relapse is a learning opportunity to strengthen resilience and create a broader platform for a meaningful life. Listen on Spotify Watch on YouTube This project is funded in part by the generous support from Rutgers University PeerTAC, the Alliance for Rights and Recovery, and the New York State Office of Mental Health.

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#016 William’s Story: Lessons in connecting to the person, not the problem

Lessons in connecting to the person, not the problem Listen on Spotify Watch on YouTube This project is funded in part by the generous support from Rutgers University PeerTAC, the Alliance for Rights and Recovery, and the New York State Office of Mental Health.

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#015 Dr. Mark Ragins: Learning and teaching about the possibility of recovery

Dr. Mark Ragins talks about his groundbreaking work of learning and teaching about the probability of recovery Listen on Spotify Watch on YouTube This project is funded in part by the generous support from Rutgers University PeerTAC, the Alliance for Rights and Recovery, and the New York State Office of Mental Health.

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#014 Copeland Center for Wellness and Recovery – Taking Action for Wellbeing!

Today we’ll hear from Matthew Federici, Director of the Copeland Center, who describes the full array of programs offered by the center and moving on from WRAP. Watch for the PTG emergence Listen on Spotify Watch on YouTube this project is funded in part by the generous support from Rutgers University PeerTAC and the Alliance […]

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#013 How Recovery Happens

We will closely examine the surprising journey of how recovery actually happens and we will see it play out as Gloriana shares her recovery story that gives us a close look at the ups and downs of the process. Listen on Spotify Watch on YouTube This project is funded in part by the generous support […]

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#012 The healing power of relationship: Dr. George Woods

The healing power of relationships, our superpower for transformation, can sometimes get lost in the morass of paperwork, professional distance, and convenience. This interview with Dr. George Woods shines the light on the importance of cultivating authentic meaningful relationships with those we serve. Listen on Spotify Watch on YouTube This project is funded in part […]

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#011 The Peer Employment Learning Center in Action

Peer Employment in Action: Here’s how it actually happened in the first Crestwood Campus. A lot has happened since these early days and we’ve learned a lot from this amazing experiment. If enough people believe in something and are willing to take action, the impossible becomes possible. Listen on Spotify Watch on YouTube This project […]

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#010 The Structure and Components of The Peer Employment Learning Center

This very innovative program trains people on conservatorship to become peer support specialists. Chris and Jim describe the structure and components of the Peer Employment Learning Center, including the program evaluation carried out by Rutgers University. Listen on Spotify Watch on YouTube This project is funded in part by the generous support from Rutgers University […]

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#009 CAMHPRO Peer Run Programs and Peer Support In All Settings

The magical alternative to traditional treatment that leads to recovery – Peer-run programs and peer support in all settings Listen on Spotify Watch on YouTube This project is funded in part by the generous support from Rutgers University PeerTAC, the Alliance for Rights and Recovery, and the New York State Office of Mental Health.

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#008 Leadership For a Recovery Organization

Listen to Shannon’s amazing story of building a large peer workforce and the recovery opportunities that were made possible. Listen on Spotify Watch on YouTube This project is funded in part by the generous support from Rutgers University PeerTAC, the Alliance for Rights and Recovery, and the New York State Office of Mental Health.

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#007 The Heart and Soul of Leadership in a Recovery Organization

Leading from the heart is perhaps the most courageous form of leadership and the most effective. Listen on Spotify Watch on YouTube This project is funded in part by the generous support from Rutgers University PeerTAC, the Alliance for Rights and Recovery, and the New York State Office of Mental Health.

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#006 Organizational Recovery: A Bridge to Leadership

Last spring our boss, Dr. Patty Blum, suggested we procure Edye’s consultation services to help us develop a strategic plan for Recovery and Resilience Solutions (RRS). This was a very good idea because we had our heads down and hadn’t looked up for a while to see where we wanted to go and to agree […]

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#005 Resilience Tools for Recovery Organizations

Today we are going to share some “tools” with you that will help you sustain a recovery culture. “Tools” are a combination of guides, prompts, and processes that provide a framework for staying on track with recovery ways of being with each other and with those you serve. Listen on Spotify Watch on YouTube This […]

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#004 Elephants In The Room

We may need to clean up some behaviors, attitudes, and rules, that get in the way of sustainable change before we add new tools to our work.  We call this wrangling the “Elephants in the Room”. Elephants are both internal –the ones we hold inside, and external, those that wander around in our space. So […]

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#003 Creating a Recovery Culture Part 2

Today is part 2 of our episodes on creating cultures that support people on a recovery journey. Lori shares ways to move past resistance and to focus on building and sustaining a recovery and resilience culture. She tells us how to navigate barriers to change and cheers us on as we move into new territory. […]

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#002 Creating a Recovery Culture Part 1

Hello Friends, Today we will be covering the first in a series of sessions on shifting to a recovery culture.  We hear from lots of people these days about the important role culture plays in setting the stage for recovery and resilience. It seems we are all recognizing the value of creating a safe, creative, […]

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#001 Viva la Evolution

Hello Friends, We at Recovery and Resilience Solutions (RRS) have exciting news for you. We have beenbusy creating videos, complete with downloadable narratives, that you can use to learn more about the recovery and resilience-building process. Watch our intro video here. We hope not just to be a place where you receive information, but a […]

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