Larry Davidson PhD

Professor of Psychiatry; Director, Yale Program for Recovery and Community Health

Departments & Organizations

Psychiatry: Connecticut Mental Health Center; Yale Program for Recovery and Community Health; Psychology Section; Yale Global Mental Health Program

Research Interests

Serious mental illness and addictions; Recovery and recovery-oriented care; System transformation; Self-determination and community inclusion as social policies more...


  • Ph.D., Duquesne University, 1989

Selected Publications

  • Davidson, L.; Rakfeldt, J.; & Strauss, J.S.: The roots of the recovery movement: Lessons learned. London: Wiley-Blackwell, 2010.
  • Davidson, L.; Tondora, J.; O’Connell, M.J.; Lawless, M.S.; & Rowe, M.: A practical guide to recovery-oriented practice: Tools for transforming mental health care. New York: Oxford University Press, 2009.
  • Davidson, L.; Harding, C.M.; & Spaniol, L.: Recovery from severe mental illnesses:Research evidence and implications for practice. Volumes 1 and 2. Boston, MA: Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation of Boston University, 2005 and 2006.



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