Introduction to SAPT Recovery

The SAPT Recovery web site is designed to provide instruction for implementing the Self-Assessment/Planning Tool for Implementing Recovery-Oriented Mental Health Services (SAPT).  The SAPT includes a 50 item survey and a planning/implementation guide designed to help mental health service provider agencies establish policies and practices that support a process of recovery for persons with serious mental illnesses.  This site also provides an on-going blog with practical tips on how service providers and consumers can develop effective partnerships at all levels of the mental health system.

“It is not our job to pass judgment on who will and who will not recover from mental illness…
Rather, it is our job to form a community of hope which surrounds people with psychiatric disabilities.
It is our job to nurture our staff in their special vocations of hope.”

(Pat Degan, 1996)

James Winarski, M.S.W.
University of South Florida

College of Behavioral & Community Sciences
Dept. of Mental Health Law & Policy,
Louis De La Parte Florida Mental Health Institute
13301 Bruce B. Downs Blvd.
Tampa, FL 33612-3807

(813) 974-6490
FAX (813) 974-9327

jwinarski@fmhi.usf.edu