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Confidentiality and Privacy for Peer Workers

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1.25 CE Hour
Ethics, Peer Support Specialist

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There are several perspectives to explore when it comes to confidentiality and privacy. Some are clear, such as HIPAA, a federal law meant to protect private health information, that everyone must follow. But what about within organizations? Or within treatment or recovery teams? It can be challenging for Peer Professionals to be “in but not of” a system, protecting the confidentiality and privacy of their peers, while also building rapport with colleagues and interdisciplinary teams. Join us as we explore a variety of considerations for navigating confidentiality and privacy as Peer Professionals.

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 guide and support Peer Professionals in having a clearer understanding of confidentiality and privacy and how to navigate it.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Identify and compare 2 different perspectives of confidentiality and privacy, as it relates to Peer Work.

  • Explain the importance of consent in relation to confidentiality and privacy.

  • List 3 strategies for communicating with colleagues and team while respecting the confidentiality and privacy of peers.

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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