Larry Davidson

PhD of SAMHSA Recovery to Practice

Larry Davidson, Ph.D., is a Professor of Psychology and Director of the Program for Recovery and Community Health at the School of Medicine and Institution for Social and Policy Studies of Yale University. He also directs the Recovery to Practice Initiative for the U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. His research has focused on processes of recovery, evaluation of innovative recovery-oriented practices, including peer-delivered services, and designing and evaluating policies to promote the transformation of behavioral health systems to the provision of recovery-oriented, person-centered, and culturally-responsive care. In addition to being a recipient of psychiatric care, Dr. Davidson has produced over 300 publications, including A Practical Guide to Recovery-Oriented Practice: Tools for Transforming Mental Health Care and The Roots of the Recovery Movement in Psychiatry: Lessons Learned. His work has been influential internationally in shaping the recovery agenda and in translating its implications for transforming behavioral health practice.