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...
What Exactly Does a Peer Specialist Do?
November 8, 2023
From Med Education to Medication Empowerment: Supporting people in using meds optimally to support recovery
November 8, 2023
Decision Support Center Advanced Practice Conference
November 15, 2023
We're excited to be meeting in person for a full day conference with Decision Support Center staff in Community Care Behavioral Health's network using CommonGround Software. Our 11th Annual Conference will be focused on skill building and networking to enhance the work being done by amazing peer staff in Pennsylvania.
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.