INTENTIONAL PEER SUPPORT CORE TRAINING
Oregon Health Authority/THW Certified PSS and ACCBO Certified CRM
This training also offers CEU’s. This training is a great training for all other professional providers and their work.
What is Intentional Peer Support?
Intentional Peer Support (IPS) is the model used in various Peer Delivered Service areas. As a foundation, IPS identifies 3 Principles of growth through a peer relationship:
⇒ From Help to Learn ⇒ From Fear to Hope Þ From Individual to Relationship
What does IPS address?
Connection: Maintaining a Peer connection isn’t always easy, but it’s possible
World View: Identifying our own, and another’s unique values, beliefs and stories to embrace “multiple truths”
Mutuality: Learning together how we relate as peers, both of us deciding what makes our relationship work
Moving towards…creating a new story for our lives, instead of focusing on moving away from what we don’t want
Other topics to be covered during the training include: Trauma, Crisis Alternatives, Ethics and Boundaries, Abuse Reporting, HIPAA, CSX Movement, and Progress Notes
We all have our own “worldviews” and we thrive when they have been validated. We all have our own stories and some of us want to change what we have come to know. Creating a new and exciting story with another peer is wonderful! This allows us to stop dragging around the old baggage. We do this with seeing the world in a whole new way. You can too! In our training, we will practice IPS through various role plays, activities, videos, and demonstrations.
PSS: A Peer Support Specialist is any [range of] individuals who provide supportive services to a current or former consumer of mental health or addiction treatment. (From ORS 414.025).
Intentional Peer Support is recognized as an approved training for individuals working with Adults “Peer support specialist” means an individual providing services to another individual who shares a similar life experience with the peer support specialist (addiction to addiction, mental health condition to mental health condition).
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