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Ethical Considerations for Peer Workers in Louisiana

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1.5 CE Hour On Demand
Ethics, Peer Support Specialist

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Peer Professionals have a Code of Ethics for guidance and accountability, but what happens when you encounter an ethical situation where your Code of Ethics is not clear? Join us to explore an approach to ethical decision-making that will continue to provide guidance, even in gray areas. We’ll cover four considerations for ethical decision-making that offer an opportunity to explore any ethical situation from multiple perspectives. This will assist you in making the best possible choice for you, your peers, your organization and your field.

Target Audience
  • Peer Support Specialists
  • SAMHSA Core Competencies for Peer Workers in Behavioral Health Services
Educational Goal

The educational goal of this workshop is to support Peer Professionals in ethical decision-making.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Explain the importance of having a Code of Ethics and how to best utilize it in practice.

  • Identify the 4 considerations for ethical decision-making and describe how to apply them.

  • Describe 2 or more common ethical situations that arise for Peer Professionals and describe how to utilize the Code of Ethics to guide your action.

Peer Support Specialist
Peer Support Specialists

This workshop is approved for 1.5 Ethics hours of annual required continuing education credits by the Louisiana Department of Health, Office of Behavioral Health for LA Recognized Peer Support Specialists.

SAMHSA Core Competencies for Peer Workers in Behavioral Health Services

Category 11: Promotes leadership and advocacy

Category 12: Promotes growth and development

CE Policy
This course is fiscally sponsored by Office of Behavioral Health, Louisiana Department of Health. There may be potential biases or conflicts of interest inherent to this relationship, and it must be disclosed to participants. These conflicts of interest have no bearing on the course content and have been resolved.
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Note: Time designated for waiting room, breaks cannot be counted toward CE credit.
Christina Carney, MA, MHPS

Christina Carney (she/her) is a creative with a passion for equity, justice and healing. She spent several years working in Central New York as an advocate for survivors of domestic and sexual violence before moving to Austin, TX in 2012. In 2010 She received her MA from Pacifica Graduate Institute in Engaged Humanities with an Emphasis in Depth Psychology. Drawing on her lived experience, Christina became a Mental Health Peer Specialist in 2014, working at Austin State Hospital for three years, before starting at Via Hope in 2017. She is the founder and host of Community Connections, a free monthly webinar for Peer Specialists and was the Coordinator of the Peer Voice Project, a leadership program for Peers. Christina is now the Training and Curriculum Design Manager at Via Hope.

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