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Creating Environments of Hope and Wellness: Recovery in Hospital Settings

About the Course:

In this SAMHSA Recovery-To-Practice webinar, Peggy Swarbrick, Ph.D. and Theresa Miskimen, M.D. offer guiding principles and steps for transforming hospital-based services to promote and support recovery and wellness.

This course is based on the recorded webinar, Creating Environments of Hope and Wellness: Recovery in Hospital Settings created by Margaret (Peggy) Swarbrick, Ph.D., FAOTA and Theresa Miskimen, M.D. in 2018.

Publication Date:

Aired 01/12/2016 & Published 02/02/2018

Course Material Authors

Margaret (Peggy) Swarbrick, Ph.D., FAOTA

Margaret (Peggy) Swarbrick, Ph.D., FAOTA works with the Collaborative Support Programs of New Jersey Wellness Institute. She is a member of the Recovery-To-Practice committee. She has worked at the collaborative support programs of New Jersey for 18 years and she is an associate professor at Rutgers University. Peggy is involved in research, training, and consulting activities in the area of wellness and health promotion, employment services, and the role of peer support. She is a worker in strategies for enhancing recovery to participation in valued occupations. Her 2009 article in the Occupational Therapy in Mental Health Journal, a wellness and recovery model for state psychiatric hospitals, informed portions of this webinar.

Theresa Miskimen, M.D.

Theresa Miskimen, M.D. works with the Rutgers University Behavioral Health Center (UBHC) Medical Services, and is a Professor of Psychiatry, RWJMS. She is the vice president for medical services at Rutgers University behavior health care, otherwise known as UBHC, which is New Jersey’s largest provider of behavioral health care services. She is certified as a psychiatrist by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, and is a distinguished fellow in the American Psychiatric Association. She works at regional and national levels including most recently serving as the New Jersey representative to the assembly at APA. She divides her time between clinical practice, administration, teaching, and clinical research.

Course Creator

Anna Lynn Hollis, Ph.D., School Psychologist

Anna Hollis, Ph.D., NCSP, is a nationally certified School Psychologist, currently practicing in Detroit, Michigan. She is licensed as a psychologist and certified as a school psychologist to practice in 2 states (Michigan and South Carolina). She is a member of the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP); the Michigan Association of School Psychologists (MASP); and the Association for Contextual Behavioral Science (ACBS). Dr. Hollis obtained her Ph.D. in School Psychology from the University of South Carolina. Her professional interests include Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT); Positive Psychology; Trauma-Informed Practice; and Urban School Psychology.

Recommended For:

This course is recommended for all behavioral/mental health professionals who are seeking additional knowledge about the addiction recovery process. This course is appropriate for all levels of participants’ knowledge.

Course Objectives:

  1. Discuss the guiding principles of recovery which help to form a wellness framework for creating environments of hope and wellness in hospital settings.

  2. Identify and discuss practical strategies for creating hope-filled recovery-oriented environments, including staff development and training recommendations.

  3. Describe the role of psychiatrists and the multidisciplinary team in creating recovery-oriented environments of hope and wellness, and discuss some examples of actions being taken in current programs.

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American Academy of Health Care Providers in the Addictive Disorders (AAHCPAD)

1 CE Credit hour

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NAADAC, the Association for Addiction Professionals (NAADAC)

1 CE Credit hour

This course has been approved by CE Learning Systems, service provider of Addiction Counselor CE, as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider, for educational credits. NAADAC Provider #107243, CE Learning Systems is responsible for all aspects of their programming.

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National Association of School Psychologists (NASP)

1 CPD hour

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National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC)

1 CE Credit hour

CE Learning Systems, service provider of Addiction Counselor CE has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 5951. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. CE Learning Systems is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

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Recorded Webinar


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