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A FREE PLC Webinar on Ethical Principles at the Interface of Peer Support and Clinical Practice: Why Context and Setting Matter

WHAT
A FREE PLC Webinar on Ethical Principles at the Interface of Peer Support and Clinical Practice:
Why Context and Setting Matter

WHEN
Thursday, February 8, 2017 at 11 AM CDT

WHO CAN PARTICIPATE
Certified Peer Specialist Members and Peer Supporters
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ABOUT THE WEBINAR

Ethical Principles at the Interface of Peer Support and Clinical Practice:
Why Context and Setting Matter

This webinar will examine some of the ethical questions raised by the co-locating of traditional clinical service providers with providers of peer support. The roles played by members of these two different components of the behavioral—and increasingly physical- health workforce are different, and the National Guidelines of Peer Support (iNAPS, 2013) are based on ethical principles which are also somewhat different than those which have guided clinical practice for years. The ethics of peer support and clinical practice will be described, and a distinction will be made between peer support in its pure form vs. the hybridized models delivered in agency settings. Observations will be shared regarding the special case of peer-operated programs, and scenarios will be presented with opportunities for webinar participants to weigh in with their views on what might constitute ethical behavior in each of them. Join us on Thursday, February 8th, at 11AM Central Time.

This DBSA Peer Leadership Center webinar is presented in collaboration with the International Association of Peer Supporters (iNAPS).

This webinar is presented by David Delawder and Andy Bernstein.

Dave Delawder is a Certified Recovery Support Specialist who for the past two years has been working within the University of Arizona’s Department of Family and Community Medicine Workforce Development Program. Here, Dave teaches a State of Arizona approved curriculum to certify peers as recovery support specialists to grow the recovery workforce in Arizona. Prior to this, Dave has served as Program Director of NAMI Southern Arizona and he began his career in healthcare with the University in 2009. He also currently serves as President of the National Alliance on Mental Illness of Southern Arizona, Chapter Representative and Board member of the Arizona Association of Psychiatric Rehabilitation Practitioners (AAPRP), Vice-chair of the Protection and Advocacy for Individuals with Mental Illness (PAIMI) Advisory Council and is a founder of the Arizona Alliance of Peer Supports (AZAPS.)

Andy Bernstein is a clinical and community psychologist who for the past 4 years has been on the faculty of the University of Arizona’s Department of Family and Community Medicine (FCM), where he supervises interns and residents in their outpatient clinic work and serves as Clinical Director of Camp Wellness, a recovery-oriented adult education program which employs peers as Health Mentors to teach health and wellness knowledge and skills to people with SMI. For 30 years prior to that he worked in New Jersey as an independent practitioner and consultant, focusing on HIV/AIDS and the development of a peer workforce, as well as using a family systems approach in his private psychotherapy practice. He currently serves on the Boards of Directors of the Psychiatric Rehabilitation Association (PRA), the Southern Arizona Psychological Association (SAPA), the International Association of Peers Supporters (INAPS), and Arizona’s Peer and Family Career Academy (PFCA).

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