WRAP Reduces Depression, Anxiety, and Improves Self-Perceived Recovery


519 individuals with a serious mental illness were assigned to services as usual or Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP) and assessed at two- and eight-month follow-ups.  WRAP participants reported significantly greater reduction in Brief Symptom Inventory depression and anxiety subscales, and significantly greater improvement in total Recovery Assessment Scale scores, as well as the subscales measuring personal confidence and goal orientation. Results will appear in Psychiatric Services.

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Kermit Cole
Kermit Cole, MFT, founding editor of Mad in America, works in Santa Fe, New Mexico as a couples and family therapist. Inspired by Open Dialogue, he works as part of a team and consults with couples and families that have members identified as patients. His work in residential treatment — largely with severely traumatized and/or "psychotic" clients — led to an appreciation of the power and beauty of systemic philosophy and practice, as the alternative to the prevailing focus on individual pathology. A former film-maker, he has undergraduate and master's degrees in psychology from Harvard University, as well as an MFT degree from the Council for Relationships in Philadelphia. He is a doctoral candidate with the Taos Institute and the Free University of Brussels. You can reach him at [email protected].