Boston University Sargent College of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences
Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation

Boston University Sargent College of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences
Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation

Recuperando la Esperanza-Libro Práctico (Spanish Edition of the Recovery Workbook)

LeRoy Spaniol, Martin Koehler, Dori Hutchinson, and Maria Restrepo-Toro

Curriculum / Workbook (PDF)


Was: $29.95

Recuperando la Esperanza-Libro Práctico (Spanish Edition of the Recovery Workbook)

LeRoy Spaniol, Martin Koehler, Dori Hutchinson, and Maria Restrepo-Toro


Was: $29.95


Recommended for use by consumer and/or professional leaders as part of a training workshop, course, or seminar in the recovery process. It also can be used by self-help groups and individuals for self-study of recovery.

Additional Materials for Purchase


This Spanish edition of the Recovery Workbook is a resource for professionals, consumer/survivors, and family members to help people with psychiatric disabilities to begin the process of recovery. It may be used with groups or for self-study.

Psychiatric illness—and the stigma that surrounds it—can be devastating. People are left feeling profoundly disconnected from themselves, from others, from their environments, and from meaning or purpose in life. Recovery is an empowerment process that can help rebuild these important personal, social, environmental, and spiritual connections; and help confront the devastating effects of stigma.

Citation: Spaniol, L., Koehler, M., Hutchinson, D., & Restrepo-Toro, M. (1999). Recuperando la esperanza—Libro práctico. Boston, MA: Boston University, Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation.

Product Details


PDF file: 127 pages
Published: 1994
ISBN: 978-1-878512-27-7

Guía del Líder:

PDF file: 42 pages
Published: 2005
ISBN: 978-1-878512-20-8

Table of Contents

Capítulo 1: Introducción
Capítulo 2: La Recuperación
Capítulo 3: Incrementando Nuestro Conocimiento y Control
Capítulo 4: Manejando el Estrés de la Vida Diaria
Capítulo 5: Renovando Nuestro Sentido de Identidad
Capítulo 6: Creando Vínculos de Apoyo Personal
Capítulo 7: Estableciendo Metas Personales


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LeRoy Spaniol, PhD

Dr. Spaniol retired in 2004 as Senior Director at the Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation. He holds a doctoral degree in Rehabilitation Counseling from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, and has over 40 years of experience in the mental health field as counselor, advocate, program developer, administrator, and educator.  Dr. Spaniol was the Founder and Executive Publisher of the Psychiatric Rehabilitation Journal. He taught as an Adjunct Full Professor in the Department of Rehabilitation Counseling at Boston University. He also founded and taught in the Recovery Center, a rehabilitation program for people with psychiatric disabilities at the Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation. He was President of NAMI of Cape Cod and served on the Affordable Housing Committee for the Town of Wellfleet, MA. Dr. Spaniol has published 18 books and many book chapters and articles about psychiatric rehabilitation, recovery, and families.

Martin Koehler photo

Martin Koehler, BA

Mr. Koehler worked as a teaching assistant and a research assistant at the Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation for many years. He was involved in numerous presentations at conferences and co-authored several books on recovery published by our Center.

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Dori Hutchinson, ScD

Dr. Hutchinson has worked at the Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation since 1984. She serves as the Director of Services Division which delivers recovery-oriented and wellness and resiliency oriented programs that are delivered in an educational environment on the BU Campus to adults and college students. With her staff, Dr. Hutchinson has developed and provides services that assist individuals to develop the critical skills and supports they need to thrive in their communities, at work, in college and graduate school and in their valued roles. She also is an Adjunct Clinical Associate Professor at Sargent College of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences at Boston University and is currently a Faculty in Residence and the Faculty Advisor to the student mental health group, Active Minds. Dr. Hutchinson sits on several community mental health center advisory boards both locally in Massachusetts and nationally. Dr. Hutchinson was the 2000 recipient of the International Association of Psychosocial Rehabilitation Services Association’s (IAPSRS) Early Career Research Award and the 2010 Armin Loeb Award for her contributions on health issues for persons with serious psychiatric disabilities She has served as the chairwoman of the research committee of the International Association of Psychosocial Rehabilitation Services Association (IAPSRS), now known as PRA, from 2002-2004 and is currently the chair of the Psychiatric Rehabilitation Foundation. She provides training nationally to organizations and providers who wish to deliver recovery-oriented and wellness services and conduct relevant program evaluations.

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Maria Restrepo-Toro, MS

Ms. Restrepo-Toro was a Senior Training Associate and worked in several research projects and divisions throughout the years.  Maria has six years of clinical experience, and she developed the Latino Initiatives at the Center. She trained people in the field of vocational psychiatric rehabilitation both nationally and internationally, in both English and Spanish. She developed training materials, both in English and Spanish. She was the Principal Investigator for a Field Initiated project funded by NIDRR. She was a Co-Principal investigator for phase I / II of Community Action Grant for System Changes within Massachusetts. She was responsible for coordinating the implementation of an exemplary practice that will be culturally competent and will meet the rehabilitation and recovery needs of the Latino consumers within the state. Maria strongly believes in the need to empower Latinos with psychiatric disabilities to recover and regain hope, and to gain equal access to rehabilitation services.


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