Professor of Psychiatry and Director of Yale Program for Recovery and Community Health
Yale School of Medicine
Larry Davidson is Professor of Psychiatry at the Yale University School of Medicine, where he serves as Director of the Program for Recovery and Community Health (PRCH). In addition, he currently serves as Chief Policy Advisor for the Connecticut Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services and previously directed the Recovery to Practice initiative of the United States Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. Professor Davidson has been breaking new ground in articulating a disability and civil rights perspective on recovery from psychiatric disorders, designing and evaluating innovative community programmes based on this perspective, while promoting collaborative relationships between healthcare providers and their clients. He is the author of Living outside Mental Illness, A Practical Guide to Recovery-Oriented Practice, and The Roots of the Recovery Movement in Psychiatry.
Professor of Mental Health Recovery and Social Inclusion
Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences
University of Nottingham
Mike Slade is Professor of Mental Health Recovery and Social Inclusion at University of Nottingham and Chair of the European Network for Mental Health Service Evaluation (ENMESH). His main research interests are recovery- and outcome-focused mental health services, including recovery colleges, narratives and lived experience, citizenship, well-being, needs assessment, and developing measures (e.g., INSPIRE, a measure designed to assess a service user’s experiences of the support received from mental health workers, the Camberwell Assessment of Need, and the Threshold Assessment Grid). He has written over 250 academic articles and published 11 books, including Personal Recovery and Mental Illness (2009), Partnering for Recovery in Mental Health (2014), Positive Psychotherapy for Psychosis (2017), and Wellbeing, Recovery and Mental Health (2017). His free booklets include Making Recovery a Reality (2008), REFOCUS: Promoting Recovery in Community Mental Health Services, 2nd edition (2011), 100 Ways to Support Recovery (2013), and The Empirical Evidence about Recovery (2015), all downloadable from researchintorecovery.com.