Recovery Values and Principles

  • Peter Cornish


Recovery values and principles guide the paradigm shift, allowing care practices to move beyond the disease model of mental distress. While recovery programming maintains care aimed at symptom relief, it expands the focus to include the development of strengths, hope and resilience. The goal is to maximize agency, autonomy and empowerment. This includes increasing more client involvement in care planning and decision-making. Recovery-oriented care incorporates both formal and informal peer and community supports within a more holistic system of care. In this way, Stepped Care 2.0 attends more deliberately to the broad determinants of health. Stepped Care 2.0 operationalizes recovery values and principles in the form of practical treatment guidelines. It also supplies a template for client-centric system transformation.


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  • Peter Cornish
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  1. 1.Counseling and Psychological ServicesUniversity of CaliforniaBerkeleyUSA

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