Crisis Plan（CP-J） Study Group in Japan
About this study group
This is a website for promoting, disseminating, and learning about the tool "Crisis Plan - Japanese version (CP-J)," which is used by patients and users of mental health, medical care, and welfare services, as well as their supporters, to work collaboratively towards their hopes and goals. The site currently has 800 members (as of June 2023).
- The number of members exceeded 800 on June 16, 2023.
- Updated the information on the training seminar on April 15, 2023 (1 item) -> The application has been closed as the maximum capacity has been reached (April 20, 2023).
- The number of members exceeded 700 on February 16, 2023.
- Updated the information on the training seminar on August 11, 2022 (1 item).
- Conducted a training seminar by Dr. Shunsuke Karino on June 23, 2022.
- Updated the information on the training seminar on May 28, 2022 (1 item).
- Mr. Teruyuki Nomura of our association will give a presentation at the "118th Annual Meeting of the Japanese Society of Psychiatry and Neurology" on June 17, 2022.
Nomura, T., Morita, N., Murasugi, K., Oya, Y., Saito, T., & Hirabayashi, N. (2022). Development and evaluation of a crisis plan training program for medical treatment under the medical treatment and supervision act. Seishin Igaku (Clinical Psychiatry), 64(2), 219-230.
2022.1.27 Nomura Teruyuki and Taku Otsuru's paper was published.
Nomura, T., & Otsuru, T. (2022). Collaborative symptom management through Crisis Plan in medication adherence for schizophrenia. Clinical Psychopharmacology, 25(2), 139-147.
On November 27, 2021, a paper by Shunsuke Karino (Iwate Prefectural University) and Teruyuki Nomura (Saigata Medical Center) was published.
Kano, S., & Nomura, T. (2021). A study on the importance of Crisis Plan items recognized by psychiatric hospitals and community support organizations. Seishin Igaku (Clinical Psychiatry), 36(11), 1335-1342.
On April 16, 2021, a paper by Shunsuke Kano (Iwate Prefectural University) and Teruyuki Nomura (Saigata Medical Center) was published. Furthermore, the association has updated its training program information on November 1, October 6, June 9, and May 31, 2021.
Kano, S., & Nomura, T. (2021). Survey on the implementation of crisis plans in community life support for people with mental illness. Bulletin of Hachinohe Gakuin University, 62, 153-171.
Karino, S., & Nomura, T. (2021). Categorization of case examples using crisis plans for support of individuals with mental disorders and their effectiveness. Seishin Igaku (Clinical psychiatry), 63(4), 515-526.
We also share information on Facebook.
What is Crisis Plan (CP-J)?
The difference between the Crisis Plan in WRAP and the Crisis Plan (CP-J) introduced by our association.
WRAP (Wellness, Recovery, Action, Plan) is an acronym that stands for a behavior plan designed to promote daily wellness and a positive approach to recovery. It aims to increase awareness of situations that can trigger emotional distress and create an action plan to support recovery. The plan includes a Crisis Plan as well.
WRAP was created in 1997 by a group of mental health service users led by Copeland in the United States, and has gained attention within the recovery movement. WRAP is a systematic approach to self-care, which involves understanding one's own mental and physical states, using personalized coping strategies to reduce and prevent distressing symptoms, and working towards personal goals. Although the WRAP Crisis Plan overlaps with the Crisis Plan (CP-J) introduced here, the Crisis Plan presented here has developed from a tool for rights advocacy by a user-led group in the UK.
The most significant difference between WRAP's Crisis Plan and the Crisis Plan (CP-J) introduced here is that WRAP's Crisis Plan is a self-care tool primarily designed for individual use, and sharing it with medical or welfare professionals is not necessary. On the other hand, the Crisis Plan (CP-J) introduced here is collaboratively created and shared with medical or welfare professionals. In other words, while WRAP's Crisis Plan is the "I" plan for the individual, the Crisis Plan (CP-J) is positioned as the "We" plan for the user and their supporters, who confirm and implement appropriate responses according to the situation. There is no superior choice between the two, as both WRAP and the Crisis Plan (CP-J) can be suitable options for patients or users.
The above format can also be shared when you become a member of our group
the activity of the study group
１．Exchange and sharing of information through a mailing list.
・Sharing of formats and templates
・Sharing of information related to training sessions
・Sharing of practical and research reports
・Exchange of opinions and ideas
２．Holding training sessions.
・Local study groups and workshops
・National workshops conducted by members of the association
・Introduction of workshop instructors
Advice on research ideas and methods
４．Promoting awareness and understanding of mental health care and welfare
・Development of workbooks
・Training for instructors and outreach personnel
・Approaches towards reimbursement for healthcare services
Recent trends on crisis plans in Japan.
Deputy Director of the Psychotherapy Division (Licensed Psychologist, Clinical Psychologist, Ph.D.)
Saigata Medical Center
Iwate Prefectural University, Faculty of Social Welfare, Lecturer (Licensed Psychologist, PhD)