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Our Story

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Sharing A New Vision For Recovery

Recovery is not the absence of symptoms; it is a full life with pleasure, love, life, happiness, and purpose. We believe that all people can recover from a mental health, substance use or trauma-related condition.

The New York Psychiatric Rehabilitation Training Academy is a resource for professionals who recognize the impact and opportunity that psychiatric rehabilitation skills and practices has in centering each person to determine their path to recovery.

Through live and recorded webinars, podcasts, on-site training and consultation and self-paced learning, PROS (Personalized Recovery Oriented Services), CORE (Community Oriented Recovery and Empowerment), and BH HCBS (Behavioral Health Home and Community Based Services) providers learn to promote and apply psychiatric rehabilitation skills and practices in the recovery of people with mental health, substance use and/or trauma-related challenges.

“Recovery is a deeply personal, unique process of changing one’s attitudes, values, feelings, goals, skills and or roles. It’s a way of living a satisfying, hopeful and contributing life even with limitations caused by illness. Recovery involves the development of new meaning and purpose in one’s life as one grows beyond the effects of mental illness.” (Anthony, Cohen, Farkas, Gagne, Psychiatric Rehabilitation, 2002)
Together, we can deliver the highest quality of services with each individual guiding their own recovery.
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Built From Experience And Empathy

The New York Psychiatric Rehabilitation Training Academy is a service of The Alliance for Rights and Recovery in partnership with Boston University Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation and New York’s leading training and technical assistance providers and partner organizations. This resource is made possible by our team’s generous support, professional experience, and shared passion for psychiatric rehabilitation.

The Training Academy is grateful for and grounded in the work of Marianne Farkas, one of the founding members of the Boston University Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation where she and her colleagues developed the knowledge base and competencies that make up the field of psychiatric rehabilitation.

In addition, we recognize and deeply appreciate the contributions of David Bucciferro, Paul Margolies, Anthony Salerno, Edye Schwartz, and Michael Stoltz for their ongoing engagement and shared expertise.

We are also grateful for the collaboration of our many training partners below.

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Anthony Salerno
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Christine McMulkin
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David Bucciferro
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Dr. Angelia Smith-Wilson
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Edye Schwartz
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John J. Coppola
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Kelly Rice (Gamble)
Lenora Reid-Rose
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Luis Torres
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Lyn Legere
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Marcus Daugherty
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Marianne Farkas
Marlo Pasion
Marlo Pasion
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Michael Seibold
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Michael Stoltz
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Natalie Lleras
Paul Margolies
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Paula Fries
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Rita Cronise
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Tabitha Gerwitz
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Program Leadership

Daniella Labate-Covelli is the Director of The Psychiatric Rehabilitation Training Academy and the Director of Managed Care Initiatives at The Alliance for Rights and Recovery. She has worked in the field of recovery services for over 20 years. She is a trained Cognitive Remediation Specialist and received her master’s degree in social work from Hunter College in NYC before joining the The Alliance for Rights and Recovery team in 2016.

Daniella began her career working in a Continuing Day Treatment program in NYC and quickly became interested in rehabilitation and recovery. Her belief in recovery led her to a degree in social work, which resulted in positions overseeing operations at both an IPRT and PROS. She was also instrumental in transitioning that organization’s PROS to a managed care reimbursement model. In her role at The Alliance for Rights and Recovery, Daniella has supported organizations throughout NYS to prepare for the transition to Medicaid Managed Care reimbursement and continues to work with organizations across the State in this environment, providing training and technical assistance through a recovery-focused lens. 


Daniella has expertise in training development and has provided training and technical assistance on topics including infrastructure development and capacity building, providing national technical assistance in this area. She is an experienced strategic planning facilitator, skilled at creating impact statements, and problem-solving. Daniella also provides coaching to behavioral health organization managers and directors, supporting them in developing and enhancing leadership skills. She has presented at conferences on topics including program development and cognitive remediation and managed care business best practices. Daniella’s ultimate goal is to provide quality training and technical assistance to providers that meet community needs, maintain the highest standards in practice, and, most importantly, support a person’s recovery.

Len Statham is the Chief Operating Officer with The Alliance for Rights and Recovery.  He has worked with people with mental health and substance use issues for more than 20 years, promoting recovery-focused services and service provision.  Combining his clinical and vocational background, Mr. Statham has trained and provided technical assistance about employment services and the capabilities of people with behavioral health issues to providers and people in recovery, across New York State and nationally.  He has helped facilitate the adoption of the Individual Placement and Support (IPS) model of supported employment statewide in Utah, New Jersey, Wisconsin, and Colorado.  Mr. Statham also works at a national level on SAMHSA’s Bringing Recovery Supports to Scale Technical Assistance Center Strategy (BRSS-TACS) initiatives as well as with Boston University’s Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation Employment Project.  

Harvey Rosenthal serves as the Chief Executive Officer of The Alliance for Rights and Recovery, a peer-provider partnership that has been a leading state and national change agent for over three decades. Harvey Rosenthal has dedicated the last 45 to the promotion of public mental health policies and practices that advance the recovery, rehabilitation, rights, and full community inclusion of individuals with psychiatric disabilities and diagnoses.

Under his leadership, The Alliance for Rights and Recovery’s advocacy has helped to transform state and national mental health systems; increase access to rehabilitation, employment, and peer support services; and and promote criminal justice-related mental health reforms. Harvey has helped to create several nationally acclaimed and replicated peer support, employment, and transformational training innovations.

He has worked to fight discrimination and human rights violations and to advance informed choice protections, self-directed care, and racial equity. Harvey’s efforts have received the highest honors from Mental Health America and the College for Behavioral Health Leadership, Psychiatric Rehabilitation Association, National Coalition for Mental Health Recovery and National Association of Peer Supporters.

He has served on the Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law’s Board of Trustees for well over a decade. His interest in his work is personal, dating back to a psychiatric hospitalization at age 19.