COE Strengthening the COE Peer Workforce

July 17, 2024

Peer workers fill relatively new and unique roles in the behavioral health care system, and peer supervisory development is key to effectively integrating peer workers in the workplace, developing workers to develop skills to improve efficacy, and retaining staff. This training will also address the prevalence of stigma and the importance of addressing systemic negative perceptions related to SUDs and recovery as foundational to effective care.

Agenda: 

  1. Introduction
  2. Learning objectives
  3. Developing peer supervision
    1. Why focus on peer workers?
    2. Supervision challenges
    3. Importance of Goal Orientation
    4. Discussion
  4. Strengthening peer retention through supervision
    1. The Development & Integration of Peers in SUD Care
    2. Supervision orientation
    3. The importance of recovery support services
    4. A parallel process for workers and clients
    5. SAMHSA tip 64
    6. Nurturing a place that helps staff grow
    7. Staff development
    8. Discussion
  5. Stigma and our work
    1. Negative attitudes
    2. Perceptions
    3. Courtesy stigma
  6. Collaborative team building
    1. Collaboration & inclusion
    2. Examining program culture
    3. Integration on interdisciplinary teams
    4. Organizational action plan
    5. Discussion

 

Target Audience

  • Nurse
  • Physician
  • Social Worker

Learning Objectives

  • Describe the need for service programs to focus on peer supervisory development as the keystone for staff and client retention.  ​
  • Explain methods to use peer training and development in ways that augment their strengths to increase long-term peer staff retention.
  • Discuss the prevalence of stigma and the importance of addressing systemic negative perceptions related to SUDs and recovery as foundational to effective care.
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
    The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
  • 1.25 ANCC
    UPMC Provider Unit is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation
  • 1.25 ASWB
  • 1.25 Attendance
Course opens: 
07/17/2024
Course expires: 
10/31/2024
Event starts: 
07/17/2024 - 12:00pm EDT
Event ends: 
07/17/2024 - 1:30pm EDT

Peer workers fill relatively new and unique roles in the behavioral health care system, and peer supervisory development is key to effectively integrating peer workers in the workplace, developing workers to develop skills to improve efficacy, and retaining staff. This training will also address the prevalence of stigma and the importance of addressing systemic negative perceptions related to SUDs and recovery as foundational to effective care.

Agenda: 

  1. Introduction
  2. Learning objectives
  3. Developing peer supervision
    1. Why focus on peer workers?
    2. Supervision challenges
    3. Importance of Goal Orientation
    4. Discussion
  4. Strengthening peer retention through supervision
    1. The Development & Integration of Peers in SUD Care
    2. Supervision orientation
    3. The importance of recovery support services
    4. A parallel process for workers and clients
    5. SAMHSA tip 64
    6. Nurturing a place that helps staff grow
    7. Staff development
    8. Discussion
  5. Stigma and our work
    1. Negative attitudes
    2. Perceptions
    3. Courtesy stigma
  6. Collaborative team building
    1. Collaboration & inclusion
    2. Examining program culture
    3. Integration on interdisciplinary teams
    4. Organizational action plan
    5. Discussion
Zoom Meeting
Pittsburgh, PA
United States

Bill Stauffer

In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by the University of Pittsburgh and The Jewish Healthcare Foundation. The University of Pittsburgh is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
As a Jointly Accredited Organization, University of Pittsburgh is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved under this program. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. University of Pittsburgh maintains responsibility for this course. Social workers completing this course receive 1.25 continuing education credits.

Physician (CME)
The University of Pittsburgh designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nursing (CNE)
The maximum number of hours awarded for this Continuing Nursing Education activity is 1.25 contact hours.

Social Work (ASWB)
The maximum number of hours awarded for this Continuing Social Work Education activity is 1.25 contact hours.

Other health care professionals will receive a certificate of attendance confirming the number of contact hours commensurate with the extent of participation in this activity.

Available Credit

  • 1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
    The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
  • 1.25 ANCC
    UPMC Provider Unit is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation
  • 1.25 ASWB
  • 1.25 Attendance
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