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Peer Support Providers

Peer Recovery focused courses for the CPRS and other professional licenses and certificates:

Wednesday, November 25, 2020   –    9:00AM to 4:00PM
ZOOM211:  Ethical Considerations for Peer Work
Numerous studies have shown the efficacy of peer services for substance use disorder services. Peers with lived experience can aid individuals and families affected by substance use disorders in their recovery and linkage to services. However, there are numerous ethical pitfalls associated with peer work. These challenges include privacy and confidentiality, boundaries and dual relationships, and continuity of service. Additionally, patient brokering and other predatory referral practices have become areas of focus for various law enforcement agencies. Recently drafted legislation and court law has led to increased scrutiny of ethical behavior of peer services. This seminar help attendees identify unethical situations, how to avoid them, and what to do if they encounter them.
Instructor: Andrew Walsh, MSW, LSW
fee: $90.00
CE Credits: 6 

Wednesday, January 20, 2021   –    9:00AM to 4:00PM
ZOOM341:  Navigating the System: An Overview of Social Services that are Available for Substance Use Disorders
This seminar will focus on providing attendees with an overview of social services that are available and designed for individuals and families impacted by substance use disorders (SUDs). While there are many services available, navigating the system can be confusing and frustrating. Attendees will be given clear descriptions of the services available and information on how to effectively link individuals and families to the services.
Instructor: Morgan Thompson, MSW, Sabrina Sabater, MSW, and Andrew Walsh, MSW, LSWFee: $90.00
CE Credits: 6 

Wednesday, March 24, 2021   –    9:00AM to 4:00PM
ZOOM371:  Integrating Peer Services: Working Collaboratively With Other Professionals
Peer recovery support services have started to become integrated into various organizations and community service providers. In response to the opioid epidemic numerous emergency departments have started to utilize peer services in an attempt to link overdose patients to services. The role and utilization of peer services has expanded faster than standards for integration. As the use of peer services continues to evolve lack of integration into traditional teams has led to inconsistency in the deployment of peer services. Confusion is abound due to the uncertainty of traditional providers on what peers can and cannot do. This seminar will focus on helping attendees integrate peer services into their organizations and advocate for their inclusion into the treatment team.
Instructor: Morgan Thompson, MSW, Sabrina Sabater, MSW, and Andrew Walsh, MSW, LSWFee: $90.00
CE Credits: 6 

Wednesday, May 5, 2020   –    9:00AM to 4:00PM
ZOOM251:  Recovery Coaching with Youth and Young Adults
The average age of alcohol and drug experimentation for boys and girls continues to decrease. Youth substance use disorders continue to rise. Existing programs have expanded their offerings to include youth services. Recent studies have demonstrated the efficacy of peer services for individuals and families impacted by substance use disorders. However traditional peer services need to be tailored to meet the specific needs of youth and their families. This seminar will focus on providing attendees with the information necessary to leverage peer services provided to youths.
Instructor: Morgan Thompson, MSW and Sabrina Sabater, MSW
Fee: $90.00
CE Credits: 6 

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Peer support is the process of offering assistance to achieve long-term recovery.

Peer support providers are people with a personal experience of recovery from mental health, substance use, or trauma conditions who receive specialized training and supervision to guide and support others who are experiencing similar mental health, substance use or trauma issues toward increased wellness. They offer emotional support, share knowledge, provide practical assistance, and connect people with resources, opportunities, communities, and other people. Peer support providers offer a special source of support to help inspire hope and sustain long term recovery.

8 dimensions of Wellness

The wellness model focuses on a person’s strengths and potentials in multiple dimensions (physical, mental, emotional, social, intellectual, environmental, occupational, and financial) and recognizes the inter-related connections among the dimensions. Engagement in daily and weekly wellness habits and routines can influence overall wellness, balance and recovery.

  • Motivation is related to personal control, a focus on strengths, and wellness.
  • Building internal motivation is essential to create and sustain wellness habits.
  • Supporters are essential for building and sustaining health habits and routines.

A key focus is on wellness self-care habits and routines (sleep and rest, physical activity, accessing medical care and screenings, managing stress, decreasing or eliminating harmful substances, preventing or managing medical conditions, etc.). Self-care habits support other wellness dimensions for a full and satisfying life.

Wellness in 8 Dimensions & the Wellness Daily Plan



Physical or Occupational Wellness

Physical wellness for work

Physical or Emotional Wellness

Whole Health Action Manual

Financial Wellness

Financial wellness