UMMS Affiliation

Department of Psychiatry, Center for Mental Health Services Research; Center for Health Policy and Research

Publication Date


Document Type



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.


Russinova, Z., Rogers, E.S., Ellison, M.L. (2006). RPRS Manual. Recovery Promoting Relationships Scale. Boston University, Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation.

Journal/Book/Conference Title

RPRS Manual. Recovery Promoting Relationships Scale.


At the time of publication, Marsha Langer Ellison was not yet affiliated with the University of Massachusetts Medical School.