It is important that organizations that are not fully familiar with peer support and wish to introduce it into their services, orient their staff to maximize opportunities for success. Part of the process is to examine the culture of the organization. Is it oriented to a recovery or a medical approach? The introduction of peer support into a deeply entrenched medical model culture is problematic and requires important advance work with staff and policies. In order to achieve this goal it is necessary for senior leadership to communicate their commitment to the existing staff and it is important to solicit the perspective of people in recovery, family members, and staff early in the process. This presentation will provide a step-by-step guide to introducing peer support into provider service arrays as well as links to resources that will contribute to a successful transition.
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- Identify the strengths and weaknesses of your organization for the introduction of peer support.
- Develop a step-by-step plan for preparing existing staff and peer staff for the coming change
- Develop evaluation standards for successful integration of peer support standards
Counselor, Nurse Practitioners, Psychiatrists, Physicians (non psychiatrist), Psychologists, Social Workers
Estimated Time to Complete
Estimated Duration: 1.0 hours
Program Start Date: May 17, 2019
Program End Date: March 17, 2022
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Participants who wish to earn AMA PRA Category 1 Credit ™ or a certificate of participation may do so by completing all sections of the course, including the evaluation. A multiple choice quiz is provided based on the content. A passing score of 75% must be achieved. Retakes are available for the test. After evaluating the program, course participants will be provided with an opportunity to claim hours of participation and print an official CME certificate (physicians) or certificate of participation (non-physicians) showing the completion date and hours earned.
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- Patrick Hendry, Mental Health America. Reports no financial relationships with commercial interests.
- Tristan Gorrindo, MD, American Psychiatric Association. Reports no financial relationships with commercial interests.
- Teri Brister, PhD, LPC, National Alliance on Mental Illness. Reports no financial relationships with commercial interests.
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