March 28 SAMHSA Webinar: Best Practices in Peer Support and Peer Recovery Coaching

Best Practices in Peer Support and Peer Recovery Coaching


Oryx Cohen, MPA National Empowerment Center

Moe Armstrong, MBA Vet-to-Vet

Michael Dunne, BA Connecticut Community for Addiction Recovery

Leonard Mulcahy, BA Center for Psychiatric Rehabiliation, Boston University

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March 28, 2013, 1:00-2:30pm Eastern Time

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Services and supports provided by peers are a vital link between systems that treat mental health and/or substance use conditions and the larger communities in which people endeavor to achieve and sustain a meaningful life. Peers operate differently from others in the behavioral health workforce. They are non-clinical in their relationships and are likely to be eclectic in their approach to support. Peers have developed a range of innovative practices that are designed to help people reach their recovery goals.

This webinar will present examples of practices used by peer specialists and peer recovery coaches to assist others to achieve their recovery goals. Practices presented in this webinar are:

  1. Emotional CPR
  2. Peer-provided Recovery-Oriented Employment Services (ROES)
  3. Vet-to-Vet Support Program
  4. Wellness Coaching

With implementation of health reform, peer recovery support services are expected to be in much greater demand. Peer services and supports are likely to be delivered in an expanding variety of settings, including hospital emergency departments; primary care practices; person-centered health homes; federally qualified health centers; accountable care organizations; community-based alternatives to incarceration; high schools and colleges; veterans’ centers; homeless programs; and others.

Who should attend

State, territory, tribe, and county-level mental health and substance use disorders treatment/recovery systems administrators, consumers and people in recovery, behavioral health providers, peer providers, providers of other health and human services (primary health care, housing, employment), policymakers, and researchers.

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