VA National Mental Health Recovery & Wellness Webinar Series

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VA National Mental Health Recovery & Wellness Webinar Series

Honest, Open, Proud (HOP) as a Resource for Recovery-Oriented Programming

Michelle Andra, Ph.D. 

Clinical Psychologist, Local Recovery Coordinator
 Mental Health Service Line, Columbia VA Health Care System Columbia, SC

Alicia Lucksted, Ph.D. 

Research Clinical Psychologist
 VISN5 Mental Illness Research Education and Clinical Center Baltimore, MD

August 10, 2021
12:00pm – 1:00pm ET


Program Description:

Veterans using VHA mental health services often struggle with how to navigate the stigmatization of mental health conditions and the questions of when, whether, and how to disclose their use of mental health services (to health providers, family, friends, employers, others). Veterans and others living with mental health conditions need assistance with strategies for thoughtfully navigating the issues of disclosure and stigma to best serve their needs and recovery. Honest, Open, Proud (HOP) was designed for this purpose and has research evidence and clinical-use evidence supporting its effectiveness. In 2017, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) designated HOP as an evidenced-based program, leading to the training of Peer Specialists and others to deliver HOP in the VA led by Dr. Andra as HOP-VA National Point of Contact. In 2018-2019, Dr. Lucksted led a national quality improvement project showing that HOP-VA is benefitting Veterans who take part. This live, virtual knowledge-based webinar will describe the implementation of the VHA HOP program and its evidence as a recovery-fostering intervention for Veterans with mental health conditions, as well as future steps in its development within VA. This training applies to all healthcare team members.

Program Information:

Location: Adobe Connect via registration in TMS.  See link below.

                 Audio portion through Adobe Connect using your computer speakers

Continued Education Units:

CEU Continuing Education Units

Credits/hours: 1.0 credit hours


Registration: MHRW: Honest, Open, Proud (HOP) as a Resource for Recovery-Oriented Programming