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Successful Treatment Teams: How Peers can Maintain a Recovery Oriented Approach with Providers

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1.5 CE Hour On Demand
Peer Support Specialist

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As peer professionals supporting individuals with substance use and/ or mental health challenges, adhering to our principles ensures we maintain a person-driven approach, keeping the individual at the center of their own recovery process. In addition, viewing recovery as a holistic endeavor is essential to participants’ wellbeing. SAMHSA’s Eight Dimensions of Wellness can guide us as we support individuals in the creation of their personal wellness plan. With this multidimensional plan and perspective, many other professionals come into the fold, making collaboration essential to our role. How can peer professionals be successful in best serving and advocating for our recoverees amidst a multidisciplinary team that does not speak the same language nor have the same lived/living experience? This workshop will provide key concepts and strategies to implement a recovery oriented approach in working with others so peer professionals can easily collaborate with other providers from diverse treatment teams.

Target Audience
  • Peer Support Specialists
Educational Goal

The educational goal of this workshop is to increase knowledge of concepts and strategies for collaborating with other providers from diverse treatment teams.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Describe at least three qualities of a successful treatment team and the peer professional’s role in that success.

  • Identify two key recovery principles and how they function within the multidimensional construct of the treatment team.

  • Explain three ways a Recovery Oriented System of Care perspective can encourage positive collaboration with providers and maximize outcomes for program participants.

Peer Support Specialist
Peer Support Specialists

Category 5: Supports recovery planning
Category 7: Provides information about skills related to health, wellness, and recovery
Category 9: Values communication, Category 10: Supports collaboration and teamwork
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.

Paul Alves, CARC RCPF NCPRSS, is the Founder of Choice Recovery Coaching, Inc, a non profit organization dedicated to Coaching Recovery across the continuum of care and systems alike. He has been developing the Peer Recovery Workforce across the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and beyond, focusing on Wellness Recovery Oriented Systems of Care ( WROSC ) in order to diminish stigma while enhancing systems efforts and multiplying community wellness. Mr. Alves is a person in Long Term Recovery from Substance Use Disorder, Food Addiction and Mental Health affliction. With a positive attitude and contemporary perspective, he believes that all individuals have the ability to recover.

Meghann Perry, CARC, RCPF

Meghann Perry, CARC, RCPF, is an award-winning storyteller, theatre educator, curriculum designer and Addiction Recovery Coach Professional. She creates innovative learning and performance experiences blending theatre, storytelling, and coaching and is an international educator in the field of recovery coaching. Meghann is a global speaker and storytelling coach and creator of two groundbreaking programs, Recovery Storytelling and Embodied Storytelling, and has designed countless other customized programs for such diverse groups as transgender youth and adults, adoptive caregivers, non-profit boards, and veterans. Meghann integrated theatre practices into Youth and Young Adult residential treatment services for the Massachusetts Department of Public Health and has worked extensively with adolescents and young adults in prevention, treatment and recovery. She is the founder of Meghann Perry Group and leads a team of talented, dedicated facilitators redefining recovery, wellness, and education by offering innovative, revolutionary, custom programs. You can learn more about the team and their work at

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