This study assesses the effectiveness of our short Personal Recovery Training Program (PRTP) for mental health professionals. Fifty-two healthcare professionals from Italian mental health services and forty students in psychiatric rehabilitation completed the Recovery Knowledge Inventory (RKI) pre- and post-training, divided into two groups: the PRTP (N = 45) and the Family Psychoeducational Training Program (FPTP; N = 47). Participants' understanding of personal recovery improved more significantly for those in the PRTP than for those in the FPTP group in two domains, "Roles and responsibilities" and "Non-linearity of the recovery process"; the FPTP group showed a significant improvement in the "Role of self-definition and peers in recovery" domain. Two consumers were involved in the PRTP and represented a resource to help participants understand the personal recovery process. Our findings indicate that a brief PRTP supported by consumers can improve staff and students' recovery orientation. The translation of the training into clinical practice remains unevaluated.

Easier Said Than Done: The Challenge to Teach "Personal Recovery" to Mental Health Professionals Through a Short, Targeted and Structured Training Programme

Giusti, Laura;Ussorio, Donatella;Salza, Anna;Casacchia, Massimo;Roncone, Rita
2021

Abstract

This study assesses the effectiveness of our short Personal Recovery Training Program (PRTP) for mental health professionals. Fifty-two healthcare professionals from Italian mental health services and forty students in psychiatric rehabilitation completed the Recovery Knowledge Inventory (RKI) pre- and post-training, divided into two groups: the PRTP (N = 45) and the Family Psychoeducational Training Program (FPTP; N = 47). Participants' understanding of personal recovery improved more significantly for those in the PRTP than for those in the FPTP group in two domains, "Roles and responsibilities" and "Non-linearity of the recovery process"; the FPTP group showed a significant improvement in the "Role of self-definition and peers in recovery" domain. Two consumers were involved in the PRTP and represented a resource to help participants understand the personal recovery process. Our findings indicate that a brief PRTP supported by consumers can improve staff and students' recovery orientation. The translation of the training into clinical practice remains unevaluated.
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