Three Cheers for Peers: The Utilization of Peer Support in Counseling

Mar 31, 2019 8:45am ‐ Mar 31, 2019 10:15am


Description

Peer support can benefit those recovering from traumatic injuries, addiction, and other mental illnesses. This session will review how counselors integrated peer support specialists into existing services to enhance client experiences. Attendees will learn about different types of peer support, ethical considerations for integrating peer services, and the benefits associated with peer support services.

  • Participants will gain knowledge of three different types of peer support: individuals that have experienced a traumatic physical injury, burn injury or are in recovery.
  • Participants will learn the benefit of combining/integrating peer support with counseling services and the ways in which it can enhance patient/client care.
  • Participants will learn one model of implementation of peer support with counseling services and the positive impact these programs have had thus far on patient/client care.

Speaker(s):

  • Elizabeth H. Shilling, PhD, Assistant Professor, Surgery, Wake Forest School of Medicine
  • Olivia H. Currin, MA, Coordinator/Counselor, Adult Trauma & Trauma Survivors NetworkCoordinator/Counselor, Adult Trauma & Trauma Survivors Network, Wake Forest Baptist Health
  • Elizabeth Bost White, MA, Coordinator/Counselor – Burn & Pediatric Trauma, Wake Forest Baptist Health
  • Kiana Booth, MA, Substance Abuse Counselor, Wake Forest Baptist Health

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