MHA Recovery Oriented Practice Immersion Training is a 2-day training consisting of workshops  and activities designed to immerse participants in the principles and practice of recovery focused service delivery; based on the stages of recovery of hope, empowerment, self responsibility and meaningful roles as well as the principles of psychosocial rehabilitation. 

Workshop topics include:  

  • developing hope in those we serve and ourselves
  • creating opportunities for people to find their strengths
  • building the recovery relationship
  • principle guided decision making
  • taking responsibility and taking charge of one's life
  • the role of culture in recovery
  • helping people find roles that give them meaning and purpose


Training Environment

The training is conducted at the MHA Training Center located at the Village in Downtown Long Beach, California; and is scheduled from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm Tuesday and Wednesday or Wednesday and Thursday depending upon scheduling availability.

Who should participate in the training?

The training is recommended for staff at multiple levels.  In addition to line staff and direct service workers, program leaders who are responsible for program design should especially attend as they can assist system change better when they understand the recovery process.  Line staff can be better recovery workers when they are supported by administrators who have a shared vision.

Participants can be staff, supervisors, administrators, mental health and adult system of care directors, and partners (including faith based organizations, housing providers and law enforcement). 

Dates: Due to overwhelming response, ALL 2017 and 2018 dates are completely full.  If you are interested in attending a training in our Antelope Valley location, please send me your contact information at or you may call me at (562) 285-1330 ext. 1051.  

Cost: The training is at no charge for organizations inside Los Angeles County that provide services to individuals experincing a mental illness.  If you are outside of Los Angeles County, the tuition for the 2-day training is $700 per person. This tuition covers the cost of training only and does not cover lodging, transportation, or meals. 

CEs: This program has been approved to provide 12 continuing education hours for RNs, LCSWs and MFTs by the following organizations The National Association of Social Workers (Approval # 886729862), The Board of Registered Nurses (License No. CEP16746) and the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CE Provider #130632). 

Course meets the qualifications for 12 hours of continuing education credit for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences; Mental Health America of Los Angeles is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LMFTs Mental Health America of Los Angeles maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content.

Location: MHA Training Center at the Village, 456 Elm Long Beach, CA 90802.  The MHA Training Center at the Village is located in Downtown Long Beach, California. Map of the Village

Important Contact Information:

Kristina Esquivel, Training and Workforce Development Specialist (562)285-1330 x1051

Additionally, if you require any special accommodations to attend and/or participate in the training please contact or call her at (562) 285-1330, x1051.