We are a group of psychologists and other mental health professionals within Division 18 of the American Psychological Association. We formed this section to help provide information to the public and other professionals about working with people who have serious mental illnesses and/or young people with severe emotional disturbances. In addition, several of our members have lived experience with serious mental illnesses.
Our focus is on recovery-oriented, evidence-based methods of assessment and treatment. We believe that all those with a diagnosis of mental illness can live meaningful, productive, satisfying lives with the appropriate levels of treatment and support. For more information about recovery and evidence-based practice, please visit the links above.