Creating High Integrity Peer Support in Early Psychosis Programs
June 15, 2018
Early psychosis teams are increasingly integrating Peer Support, but these teams often have limited understanding of the role and how it is fundamentally different from clinical roles. This webinar will explore Peer Support as a critical discipline within early psychosis teams. Presenters will review the unique history and role of the Peer Support profession, and how it differs in perspective and role from clinical perspectives. The webinar will discuss how agencies and early psychosis programs can most effectively integrate and support Peer Support Specialists. There will be a discussion of common questions and challenges, as well as resources for ongoing learning.
Sascha Altman DuBrul, MSW, is a Recovery Specialist and Trainer for OnTrackNY and ACT at the Columbia University Center for Practice Innovations. Sascha was a lead author on OnTrack’s Peer Support manual and has helped guide implementation of a new Peer Specialist role within OnTrackNY.
Jonathan Delman, PhD, JD, MPH is an Assistant Professor at the University of Massachusetts Medical School and has written prolifically about how to support young adults in Peer Support and other participatory decision making roles. Jonathan also works as a Vocational Specialist with the Young Adult PREP (Prevention and Recovery in Early Psychosis) team in Boston.