by patricia.deegan on Wednesday, December 13, 2017 - 4:44pm
We are pleased to announce that NHS in Carlisle, Pennsylvania reached the Go-Live milestone and has established a peer-run Decision Support Center to support individuals in using the CommonGround...
by patricia.deegan on Thursday, December 7, 2017 - 12:13pm
On December 6, Missy Rufo (Training and Development Specialist at PDA) and I were in State College PA to conduct a mid-session, face-2-face class with current students in our CommonGround Academy....
by patricia.deegan on Tuesday, December 5, 2017 - 6:09am
We are pleased to announce that Dickinson Center in Pennsylvania is in training to adopt the CommonGround Software. Our Training and Development Specialist, Missy Rufo was onsite training...
by patricia.deegan on Sunday, November 26, 2017 - 5:14pm
On November 10, 2017 I gave a talk at the 10th Anniversary Celebration for the Center for Practice Innovations (CPI) at Columbia University in New York City. Here are some excerpts from my talk, as...
by patricia.deegan on Wednesday, August 2, 2017 - 10:09am
The phrase "lived experience" has been widely adopted in the peer support movement. We talk about having the lived experience and using that experience to support others in their healing and recovery...
by patricia.deegan on Tuesday, July 25, 2017 - 1:56pm
As mental institutions are torn down across the U.S. and replaced by luxury apartments, the evidence of the magnitude of the mass warehousing of devalued people is being lost for future generations....
by patricia.deegan on Wednesday, June 21, 2017 - 9:54am
Peer Specialists are an emerging workforce in behavioral health. Many Peer Specialists work side-by-side with clinicians on ACT teams, psychiatric rehabilitation programs, CommonGround Decision...
by patricia.deegan on Wednesday, May 3, 2017 - 6:47am
We are thrilled to announce that Sue Bergeson has joined us here at Pat Deegan and Associates. Sue's official job title is Development Specialist but that hardly captures the many gifts and talents...
by patricia.deegan on Monday, March 13, 2017 - 10:43am
Each month we add a new homepage in our Recovery Library. I am particularly proud of this month's topic, Pregnancy and Psychiatric Medication. I had the opportunity to interview Dr. Julia Frew at...
by patricia.deegan on Friday, January 27, 2017 - 3:20pm
This week I conducted my first 75 minute webinar for peer specialists who wanted to earn continuing education credits to maintain their certification. The topic of the webinar was Helping Peers...
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