Building Recovery Capital in Healthcare

Recovery Oriented Knowledge, Attitudes and Skills for Addiction Clinicians

3 hour Session

Earn CEUs, and learn about the upcoming New Recovery Capital Certification.

Multiple dates and cities:

  • September 5, 2019 – New Westminster, BC, Anvil Centre
  • September 11, 2019 – Calgary, AB, Best Western Plaza
  • September 13, 2019 – Winnipeg, MB,  RBC Convention Centre
  • September 20, 2019 – Regina, SK, Queensbury Convention Centre
  • September 24, 2019 – Halifax, NS, Pier 21

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Dr Ray Baker and Jessica Cooksey facilitate a training experience for specialized clinicians, community based volunteers, paraprofessionals and primary care health providers, introducing the attitudes, knowledge and skills most effective in helping persons with addictions and psychiatric disorders as they enter and progress along their individual journeys of recovery. Topics covered include definitions of recovery, description, discussion, measurement and application of recovery capital and the principles and practices included in an effective recovery oriented system of care.

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Learning Objectives

  • Outline the history of the recovery movement and the definitions of recovery from addiction and recovery capital
  • Define, measure and describe the clinical and personal applications for recovery capital
  • Describe the principles, attitudes and components of effective recovery oriented care


Scholarly or scientific publications that were used as references while developing the content for this presentation

  • White, William L., 1947-. (1998). Slaying the dragon : the history of addiction treatment and recovery in America. Bloomington, Ill. :Chestnut Health Systems/Lighthouse Institute
  • Kelly, J. F., & White, W. L. (Eds.). (2011). Current clinical psychiatry. Addiction recovery management: Theory, research and practice. Totowa, NJ, US: Humana Press
  • Laudet AB, White WL. Recovery capital as prospective predictor of sustained recovery, life satisfaction, and stress among former poly-substance users. Subst Use Misuse. 2008;43(1):27-54.

Whole Person recovery: A user-centred systems approach to problem drug use.
Photo Credit – Broome, Steve & Daddow, Rebecca. (2010).