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Self-Care for Peer Specialists

Speaker(s): Peggy Reed-Lohmeyer Karen Patton Greg Burnley Presentation Description: Peer Specialists fill such an important role for their clients and in the agencies in which they work. To remain effective in their work and maintain their own recovery, taking care of themselves is vital. However, self-care is often an assumed knowledge-base and thus, not always covered… Continue reading Self-Care for Peer Specialists

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Peers in the Re-entry Process

Speaker: Mark McDonald, MS, CRADC, CGDC, MARS, MRSS-P Presentation Description: This presentation will address some of the challenges faced by many, but especially those re-entering after significant incarcerations. As we explore some of these traumas (Post Incarceration Syndrome), we will be able to identify the role of peers and other recovery supports in transitioning those… Continue reading Peers in the Re-entry Process

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Panel – The Use of Medication in the Recovery Process for Substance Use Disorders

Facilitator: Brenda Schell Panelists: Erin Ryser Brie Wagner Chris Ray Presentation Description: This session will be comprised of a panel of individuals who will each share their experiences regarding the use of medication to assist in treating their substance use disorder (SUD). Objectives: Describe the importance of medications in panelists’ treatment and recovery Openly discuss… Continue reading Panel – The Use of Medication in the Recovery Process for Substance Use Disorders

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Get on the Right Track with WRAP®

Speaker(s): David Stoecker, LCSW, MRSS-P, MAADC-II, CGRS Stacey Williams, LMSW, Advanced Level WRAP® Facilitator Presentation Description: Participants will receive a basic overview of Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP®) and how to apply it in their personal lives. WRAP® is a personalized wellness and recovery system born out of and rooted in the principle of self-determination.… Continue reading Get on the Right Track with WRAP®

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Recovery Community Centers – Making a Difference

Speaker(s): David Stoecker, LCSW, MRSS-P, MAADC-II, CGRS Chad Sabora, BA, JD Presentation Description: This presentation will examine the role that recovery community centers play in improving retention rates in recovery for individuals. The presenters will show how offering harm reduction and outreach services can increase a current user’s desire to enter treatment for their substance… Continue reading Recovery Community Centers – Making a Difference

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Peer Specialists in the Work Place: Skills for Effective Teams

Speaker: Tim Conroy, MLSLT, CMPS Presentation: This presentation will look at the Role of the Peer Specialist in the workplace and discuss managing various types of conflict that may occur. A brief discussion of conflict styles will lead to the presentation of a tool that can help Peer Specialists advocate for their peers in a… Continue reading Peer Specialists in the Work Place: Skills for Effective Teams

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Peer Recovery Ethics: What Does the Code Say?

Speaker: Scott Breedlove, MS, CPS, MARS Presentation Description: This session will review the new CPS Ethics Code that was created when the CMPS and MRSS-P credentials were combined into the new CPS credential. The new CPS Ethics Code provides guidelines to protect both the peer providing services and the peer receiving services. The code is… Continue reading Peer Recovery Ethics: What Does the Code Say?