Effective Communication Strategies for Peer Support Specialists
Raymond Young, CPS, BAMore Info
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A person with a lived experience that becomes a Peer Support Specialist begins their career with a set of recovery tools, including being able to share their personal experiences with the individuals they serve. Effectively communicating their own story and personal strategies while focusing on the support of the program participant is an art to master. Sharing too much or taking a stance of authority is a common obstacle that hinders the Peer worker’s ability to build rapport. This session will guide attendees through a set of evidence-based interventions and communication strategies that a Peer Specialist needs to be aware of as they build their professional skill sets.
- Peer Support Specialists
- SAMHSA Core Competencies for Peer Workers in Behavioral Health Services
The educational goal of this workshop is to increase knowledge of effective communication strategies and skills.
At the end of this course, participants will be able to:
Review a person-centered approach in Human services and identify 3 components of this approach.
Identify 3 best practices for self-disclosure and supporting autonomy.
Practice maintaining rapport with a client in 2 case study scenarios
This workshop is approved for 1.25 General hours of annual required continuing education credits by the Louisiana Department of Health, Office of Behavioral Health for LA Recognized Peer Support Specialists.
Category 9: Values communication
Category 10: Supports collaboration and teamwork
Category 12: Promotes growth and development
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