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Active Listening in the Peer Recovery Specialist Role

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1.5 CE Hour On Demand
Peer Support Specialist

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Effective communication is a cornerstone of successful peer support. Active listening, in particular, plays a pivotal role in establishing trust, fostering meaningful connections, and promoting recovery outcomes. This 1.5-hour “Active Listening for Peer Support Specialists” workshop is designed to equip peer support specialists with the essential skills and knowledge required to enhance their active listening abilities within the context of peer support. Participants will learn the art of empathetic and attentive listening, enabling them to provide better assistance to individuals on their journey to recovery.

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 help peers grasp the depth of active listening and learn what a powerful and effective skill it can be when understood and used correctly.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Explain active listening and distinguish it from passive listening.

  • Identify the value of active listening in the role of a peer.

  • Identify three risks and three benefits to applying active listening.

  • List at least three fundamental skills involved with active listening.

Peer Support Specialist
Peer Support Specialists

This workshop is approved for 1.5 General 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

Core Competencies covered:

Category 1: Engages peers in collaborative and caring relationships
Category 2: Provides support
Category 9: Values communication
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.
Ginger Ross, BA, CRSW, NCPRSS

Ginger Ross, BA, CRSW, NCPRSS, founder and author of Choices Recovery Trainings, has been involved with the Peer Recovery movement since 2015. A person in long-term recovery, she entered the field as an advocate to reduce the stigma and biases felt by those who struggled. Ginger started as a trainer for   national training model. Ginger recognized the need for an advanced curriculum as the peer role grew. After completing her BA in Psychology (2017), she founded Choices Recovery Training and has grown it into the nationally recognized and reputable training service it is today. Choices Recovery Trainings provides current, practical, relatable content for real-world application.

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