Department of Psychiatry, Center for Mental Health Services Research; Center for Health Policy and Research
Medical Subject Headings
Mentally Disabled Persons; Mental Health Services; Health Personnel; Professional-Patient Relations
Health Services Research | Mental and Social Health | Psychiatric and Mental Health | Psychiatry | Psychiatry and Psychology
Summary: Mental health and rehabilitation professionals represent an important factor that can either facilitate or hinder the recovery process of people with psychiatric disabilities. Practitioners can inspire hope and empower mental health consumers in their efforts to overcome the disabling effects of a mental illness or they can instill hopelessness, dependence, and helplessness. The Recovery Promoting Relationships Scale (RPRS) instrument focuses on identifying and reliably measuring the competencies of mental health providers that have a particular impact on the recovery process beyond the management of psychiatric symptoms.
Citation: Russinova, Z., Rogers, E.S., Ellison, M.L. (2006). RPRS Manual. Recovery Promoting Relationships Scale. Boston University, Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation.