Customized Training to Benefit Your Staff and the Individuals They Serve 

Our team can facilitate the introduction of CT-R at an agency or service level and can help organizations implement this transformative approach across a network of care. Multidisciplinary staff learn effective ways to understand and facilitate recovery and resiliency for individuals given a diagnosis of schizophrenia and other serious mental health conditions. Staff learn approaches that help individuals access motivation, develop powerful aspirations, overcome challenges in daily living, and actively pursue the life of their choosing. This empowering program has been implemented in state and local health systems across the country, helping individuals with serious mental health conditions move from languishing to flourishing. 

Training delivered by our team is flexible and individualized, catering to specific needs, staffing requirements, and clinical setting. Prior to implementation, we conduct an assessment to collaboratively develop a comprehensive implementation plan. 

Types of Training
  • Webinar: Provides a basic introduction to the principles of CT-R through an online platform (1-3 hours). 
  • Workshops: Provide an in-depth introduction to CT-R that delivers the basics through experiential learning and expert demonstration of skills (2-30 hours). 
  • Consultations: Typically follow a workshop and focus on tailoring strategies, building skills, and promoting enduring recovery for the myriad of challenges (1-2 hours, weekly, 6 to 12 months).
    • Challenges: Expert consultation helps trainees promote progress for individuals who present challenges to staff. 
    • Key-personnel: Therapists, psychiatrists, nurses, social workers, drug/alcohol specialists, case managers, and peer specialists can be trained to become agents for change. Trainees develop competency in therapeutic strategies to promote recovery.  
    • Milieu-wide: This is a full team-wide, unit-wide approach to training that involves tailored workshops and consultation to transform the therapeutic milieu to a recovery orientation. 
    • Therapist: Trainees learn to formulate individual cases to promote progress toward recovery and resiliency with respect to challenges (negative, positive symptoms, aggression, etc.). The process includes an assessment of competency using standardized measures. 
  • Innovative Program Evaluation: Operationalized recovery principles are measured to inform treatment and track progress. 
  • Train-the-Trainer: Our staff train trainees to direct implementation of sustainability efforts to continue the work. 

Training Settings

These are just a few of the clinical and forensic settings in which we have helped implement transformative programming to benefit  a wide range of individuals.  

  • State hospital (civil & forensic) 
  • Jail diversion team 
  • Long-term (so-called “extended acute care”) and acute psychiatric hospital 
  • Assertive community treatment teams (fidelity and non-fidelity) 
  • Locked (long-term structured residences) and unlocked (residential treatment facility for adults) programmatic residences 
  • Supported housing 
  • Individual and group therapy (community, hospital, veterans administration) 
  • First episode teams 
  • Ultra high-risk youth 
  • Day treatment programs 

Learn about how CT-R can be applied within the criminal justice system.

Contact Us

Contact Program Director Paul Grant, PhD, to discuss training needs specific to your location, population, staff roles and project scale.