Diane R. Gehart, PhD, Professor, Marriage and Family Therapy Program, California State University.
The Mental Health Recovery Movement and Family Therapy, Part II: A Collaborative, Appreciative Approach for Supporting Mental Health Recovery
Article first published online: 19 APR 2011
© 2011 American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy
Journal of Marital and Family Therapy
Volume 38, Issue 3, pages 443–457, July 2012
How to Cite
Gehart, D. R. (2012), The Mental Health Recovery Movement and Family Therapy, Part II: A Collaborative, Appreciative Approach for Supporting Mental Health Recovery. Journal of Marital and Family Therapy, 38: 443–457. doi: 10.1111/j.1752-0606.2011.00229.x
The literature review was supported in part by a grant from the California Board of Behavioral Science that funded the creation of a bibliography for the new MFT curriculum that is available at http://www.bbs.ca.gov and http://www.masteringcompetencies.com. Portions of this article were presented at the 2009 American Association for Family Therapy Annual Convention.
- Issue published online: 16 JUL 2012
- Article first published online: 19 APR 2011
A continuation of Part I, which introduced mental health recovery concepts to family therapists, Part II of this article outlines a collaborative, appreciative approach for working in recovery-oriented contexts. This approach draws primarily upon postmodern therapies, which have numerous social justice and strength-based practices that are easily adapted in recovery-oriented contexts. The model outlined in this article includes an overview of the recovery partnership (i.e., therapeutic relationship), mapping recovery (i.e., assessment and case conceptualization), recovery planning (i.e., treatment planning), facilitating recovery (i.e., intervention), accessing resources (i.e., case management), recovery maintenance, and service contexts as well as a case study.