Illnesses don't recover. People do.
Pat Deegan's Recovery Approach focuses on the person instead of the illness and offers hope-filled tools, technologies and training for people, families and providers. Using Pat's Approach, people can get and keep the life they want, and staff gain the knowledge and skills for practicing true recovery-oriented care.
Pat Deegan: Disruptive Innovator
Patricia E. Deegan Ph.D. is the founder of Pat Deegan & Associates (PDA). For over 30 years Pat has been a thought leader and disruptive innovator in the field of behavioral health recovery.
Pat Deegan's Recovery Approach includes the award-winning CommonGround Software, Recovery Academy, Medication Empowerment, Certified Personal Medicine Coaching and the Hearing Distressing Voices Simulation.
Pat is an activist in the survivor movement and has lived her own journey of recovery after being diagnosed with schizophrenia as a teenager.
She has held several academic appointments, has numerous publications, and has carried a message of hope for recovery to audiences around the world.
In the Spotlight...
Keynotes & Speaking Engagements: November 2021
Microaggression and the Peer Specialist: How to Handle Co-workers Who Don’t Value What We Do
November 1, 2021 @ 12:00pm-1:00pm (ET)
In this webinar, Patricia E. Deegan PhD will give examples of common
microaggressions directed at peer specialists. She will outline a method for responding if we are the target of microaggression and a pathway for personal healing after such experiences.
When Personal Medicine Erupts from the Healer Within
November 3, 2021 @ 4:00pm-5:00pm (ET)
For centuries, people have been discovering the healing power of Personal Medicine in their lives. In this webinar, Pat will share examples of Personal Medicine erupting throughout history starting in the 17th century.
Finding Joy in Our Work: Surviving and Thriving during the Pandemic
November 10, 2021 @ 9:00 am-10:00am (ET)
In this keynote address, Pat will discuss the challenges of remaining hopeful and creative during a pandemic that is stressful for all of us. She will detail specific methods for self-renewal and finding joy in our work.
In the Media...
The Me You Can't See
Pat sat down with Oprah and Prince Harry to discuss mental health recovery.
Psychiatric Services: Podcast
Pat joined Lisa Dixon, MD to discuss Pat's recent publication: The Journey To Use Medications Optimally to Support Recovery.