A "Gift Box" approach to wellbeing and why we all need it

Patte Randal

Retired from Auckland District Health Board/Self-employed

Dr Patte Randal LRCP MRCS D Phil has personal experience of recovery from psychosis, is trained in Psychiatry, and worked as Medical Officer in Rehabilitation Psychiatry at Buchanan Rehabilitation Centre ADHB, Auckland for 18 years. She developed and co-facilitated Understanding Ourselves Groups as well as a focused collaborative intervention to support people in their journey of self-discovery. She continues to work collaboratively with individuals and their families in the community, who experience the enduring consequences of trauma such as work-place bullying, and other extreme states such as psychosis, to facilitate self-understanding and to assist in developing a life worth living. She has taught the “Re-covery Model” to clinicians of all disciplines, the people they serve and their families. She has published research on recovery-focussed multimodal therapy for people with psychosis, is first author of the “Re-covery Model” (Randal et al 2009), and is co-editor and co-author of an ISPS book 


Aim To present a "Gift Box" - the culmination of 30 years work, including formal research, informal action research, clinical experience and personal lived experience of recovery from extreme states/psychosis. This... [ view full abstract ]


  1. Patte Randal (Retired from Auckland District Health Board/Self-employed)

Topic Areas

Other overaching themes and conceptual issues , Other individual therapies , Other approaches to working for change


THPM2 PRE » Papers: Recovery (17:05 - Thursday, 31st August, CT Hub, Lecture Theatre B)