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...
Recovery is Real
September 8, 2023
Pat Deegan will be presenting the Keynote Address at the Serving ALL Who Served: 2023 VA Community Mental Health Summit. She will share her own story of recovery and how peer supporters and other staff can help veterans in getting and keeping the life they want.
DSC Quarterly Call
September 19, 2023
Decision Support Centers: More than the Health Report. PDA staff will be meeting with DSC staff in Community Care Behavioral Health's network using CommonGround Software. This quarterly call will help support and deepen their skills and knowledge in using CommonGround Software in the Decision Support Center.
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.