I'm the creator of the CommonGround Program and I'm on a mission...
My mission is to help activate and empower mental health services users in their own recovery and to provide peer supporters and clinicians with the know-how to support people in their recovery journey. I'm uniquely positioned to fulfill my vocation because I was diagnosed with schizophrenia as a teenager, went on to get my doctorate in clinical psychology and today lead a company run by and for people in recovery. I am a thought-leader in the field of mental health recovery, have numerous peer-reviewed publications, have held a number of academic appointments, and have carried a message of hope for recovery to audiences around the world.
In addition to my work on the CommonGround Program, I consult with OnTrackNY and have helped the team at the Center for Practice Innovations develop an innovative model for engaging young people under the NIMH RAISE Study. The model is now being adopted nationally.
I'm thrilled that both the CommonGround Program and I have been honored with several awards, including:
I'm pleased to join our partner, Community Care Behavioral Health, in supporting 18 organizations using my CommonGround Software. Looking forward to our gathering in State College, PA.
I'm honored to be giving a Keynote at NAMI Maine's Conference in Augusta, ME. The conference theme is "Healthier Together: Honoring Diverse Perspectives".
My colleague, Missy Rufo, will be conducting a workshop on Personal Medicine at this conference in Bolton Landing, NY. The conference theme is "Standing Together".
My colleague, Missy Rufo, will be conducting a workshop on Personal Medicine at this conference in Edison, NJ. This year's theme is "The Art and Value of Psychiatric Rehabilitation".
I'm thrilled to be a Keynote Speaker at the On Our Own Conference in Roanoke, VA. The conference theme is "Recovery is Real".