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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.
- Peer Support Specialists
- SAMHSA Core Competencies for Peer Workers in Behavioral Health Services
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.
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.
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.
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
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