Laurie C. Curtis, M.A., CPRP

Senior Program Manager
Laurie Curtis, M.A., CPRP, is a senior program manager at Advocates for Human Potential (AHP) providing consultation to behavioral authorities on evidence-based practices and recovery-oriented services. Focusing on adults experiencing serious mental health challenges and co-occurring disorders, Ms. Curtis has accrued expertise in policy and organizational development; clinical, peer, and recovery support services; workforce development; training design and delivery; and multimedia product development and technical writing. Recent work for the federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) includes her roles as project director for Recovery to Practice (RTP), deputy project director and AHP lead for Bringing Recovery Supports to Scale Technical Assistance Center Strategy (BRSS TACS), project director for SAMHSA’s shared decision-making project, team leader for the consumer-operated service programs (COSP) evidence-based practices (EBP) KIT, and task lead for developing video products for SAMHSA’s EBP toolkit on supported housing. She trained under Dr. Mary Ellen Copeland to facilitate training on the Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP) and has worked with both Dr. Copeland and AHP to develop and update WRAP educational materials.
 
Before joining AHP in 2007, Ms. Curtis worked as an independent consultant focusing on recovery support services and systems. Her projects included preparing planning documents for state and local behavioral health authorities; developing manuals on statewide mental health consumer networks, models of self-determined care, alternative dispute resolution, and ethics/boundaries; and creating curricula for team-based training on behavioral health workplace safety. Her professional work is grounded in her lived experience as a person in recovery. A certified psychiatric rehabilitation practitioner (CPRP), Ms. Curtis received her M.A. in education, counseling, and psychological services from Northern Michigan University.
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