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WRAP[edit | edit source]

Wellness Recovery Action Plan by Mary Ellen Copeland There is no direct link to this following link but it is important an educational video. (Copy and paste the following to watch)

  1. Read about WRAP and Mary Ellen Copeland (Recovery Psychology is already in existence as an unrealized science, it’s application is already being used; a very good example is the self-management behavior modification or psychoeducation self-help book Wellness Recovery Action Plan by Mary Ellen Copeland. It is an Evidence-Based Practice known as Illness Management. There has been research that provides evidence that WRAP is an efficient technique. Although this research supports this scientifically, the best evidence is anecdotal recovery stories by those who have used as a tool in their recovery. It is not called Recovery Psychology, but by all rights it certainly should be. It is not the sum of all recovery, nor is it the sum of all recovery psychology but it is the creation of a form of a recovery psychology; even if it is not been labeled as such) Copeland's WRAP is similar to CBT see also Cognitive and Behavioral see also Wellness Plans
  2. Wellness Toolbox-In WRAP a person designs an emergency treatment plan, that is proactive towards the concept wellness and recovery. Each individual develops a "tool box" which is a list of things that make a person feel well. Copeland designed this in six basic sections. WRAP is based on the premise that there are no limits to recovery. Every part of WRAP is totally is voluntary. This involves the person listing all possible resources that are at their disposal and then using those resources to develop a personal guide to successful living. These six sections are:
  • 1: Daily Maintenance Plan
  • 2: Triggers and Action Plan
  • 3: Early Warning Signs and Action Plan
  • 4: When Things are Breaking Down and Action Plan
  • 5: Crisis Plan (Advance Directive)
  • 6: Post Crisis Plan

With the technique of WRAP is ethical guide lines necessary for the technique to work such as: concentrate on your individual strengths and away from perceived deficits as determined by you or others, keep the focus on things you do well, and avoid negative self-judgments or the findings of deficit-based assessments and avoid the use of clinical, medical and diagnostic language (such as using the common layperson term triggers instead of stimuli). A WRAP book can be used as an advanced directive. SEE ALSO

Peer Support[edit | edit source]

  1. Peer Support on Wikipedia
  2. Charles Willis, CPS, speaks at the 2007 Georgia Mental Health Consumer Network Summer Conference speaks on the value of Mental Health Recovery

Self-Help Programs[edit | edit source]

  1. The Village
  2. Support Groups
  3. One of the biggest and most concepts of the recovery paradigm is patient empowerment where the client is an active member of his treatment team and is self advocating.
  4. Tidal Model
  5. Angel-Light Love on Blogger
  6. Wellness on Wikipedia
  7. Self-help groups for mental health
  8. Alcholics Anonyomous
  9. The History of AA
  10. GROW
  11. The serenity Prayer
  12. Recovery Inc.
  13. Recovery Inc at Psychology Wiki
  14. 12-step recovery
  15. Clubhouses
  16. Drop-in-centers
  17. Support Groups
  18. An Awareness Project Of The Mental Health and Substance Abuse Awareness Committee
  19. Intentional Peer Support-Sherry Mead
  20. David Oaks
  21. Personal Medication-Pat Deegan
  22. Celebrate Recovery is a Christian faith based organization that is in some ways friendly towards mental health recovery, although it depends on the religous orientation of the individual in recovery whether or not such program is right for them. While spirituality, religion and faith alternatives can be useful tools in recovery for some, others still may not be comfortable with such programs. Although this might be a bad usage of the term recovery this might also be connected. While some are happy with the usage of faith based services in mental health, others are not. It is felt that religious beliefs can be judgemental or discriminatory to the personal freedoms and rights of others. The concern is that religious hostility or presecution is not psychologically healthy for persons in recovery.
  23. Social Skills

ESSAY QUESTIONS[edit | edit source]

  1. In the act of studying calculus, Shakespearan Literature, or world history is a persons' brain improving upon it's capacity or benefitting from excercise? Obviously in calculus, Shakespearan Literature, or world history there is no discussion of the brain or neuroscience nor psychology. However, the brain still develops or grows in to better functioning organ. Is psychoeducation or Illness Management not a similar process?
  2. Recovery Education Programs such as RIAZ Recovery Education Center in which a person progresses from therapuetic interventions in to college credited courses and eventually to integration in society have proven to have evidence-based results of success in rehabilitation for persons with psychological disorders. Is this based on the same principle healthy benefit that a person without a mental disorder gets out of education?