Integrating Peer Professionals into the COE Workplace

June 9, 2021

There has been an increase over the last few years in Certified Recovery Specialists and other peer support personnel in the fight against substance use disorder and opioid use disorder. The CRS or other peer support specialist utilize their own unique experiences and personal understanding of addiction to engage with individuals who are in the midst of a crisis and help them find their way out. The Centers for Excellence (COEs) have utilized CRSs successfully to improve recovery outcomes, continue engagement and retention and assist clients with adverse determinants of health that are creating road blocks to recovery. There has been minimal structure to CRS involvement in a COE and it has been a "create your own way" type of training and supervision. The CRS role is often not clear within the organization and improving their professional role and training is difficult to find.

 

Agenda:

  1. Welcome, Introductions, Program Overview
     
  2. Hiring Peer Professionals
    1. Defining the Role
    2. Scope and Practice
    3. Supervision
       
  3. Implementing Peer Professional Roles
    1. Therapeutic alliance
    2. Motivational Interviewing
    3. Addiction and Stress
       
  4. Outcomes, Engagement and Effectiveness
    1. BARC-10
    2. Treatment models
    3. Recovery management checkups
    4. Client directed outcomes

Target Audience

Nurse

Physician

Social Worker

Learning Objectives

• Describe the role and function of peer professionals within the recovery community

• Identify ways to provide support and supervision to peer professionals

• Specify the different tools that can be used to help provide effective care

• Differentiate between the different models of care

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.50 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.
  • 1.50 ANCC
    UPMC Provider Unit is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation
  • 1.50 ASWB
  • 1.50 Attendance
Course opens: 
06/09/2021
Course expires: 
08/31/2021
Event starts: 
06/09/2021 - 8:30am
Event ends: 
06/09/2021 - 10:00am

There has been an increase over the last few years in Certified Recovery Specialists and other peer support personnel in the fight against substance use disorder and opioid use disorder. The CRS or other peer support specialist utilize their own unique experiences and personal understanding of addiction to engage with individuals who are in the midst of a crisis and help them find their way out. The Centers for Excellence (COEs) have utilized CRSs successfully to improve recovery outcomes, continue engagement and retention and assist clients with adverse determinants of health that are creating road blocks to recovery. There has been minimal structure to CRS involvement in a COE and it has been a "create your own way" type of training and supervision. The CRS role is often not clear within the organization and improving their professional role and training is difficult to find.

 

Agenda:

  1. Welcome, Introductions, Program Overview
     
  2. Hiring Peer Professionals
    1. Defining the Role
    2. Scope and Practice
    3. Supervision
       
  3. Implementing Peer Professional Roles
    1. Therapeutic alliance
    2. Motivational Interviewing
    3. Addiction and Stress
       
  4. Outcomes, Engagement and Effectiveness
    1. BARC-10
    2. Treatment models
    3. Recovery management checkups
    4. Client directed outcomes
Zoom Meeting
Pittsburgh, PA
United States

William Stauffer, LSW, CCS, CADC, Executive Director of The Pennsylvania Recovery Organizations Alliance (PRO-A)

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 1.5 continuing education credits.

Available Credit

  • 1.50 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.
  • 1.50 ANCC
    UPMC Provider Unit is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation
  • 1.50 ASWB
  • 1.50 Attendance
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