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A Tale of Two Peer Certifications (CPA and CRPA) [Rescheduled]

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A Tale of Two Peer Certifications (CPS and CRPA)
Faces and Places of Peer Support Webinar
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 November 1, 2019 | 11:30 am - 1:00 pm Eastern

Faces and Places of Peer Support | Webinar Series


Webinar: A Tale of Two Peer Certifications (CPS and CRPA)
with Ruth Riddick and Joseph Swinford

 

This webinar will describe the benefits of certification, provide a brief history of peer certification in New York State and explain why two distinct certifications exist for peer services in mental health and substance use settings. The presentation will address differences between the systems and roles peers play within those systems as well as areas for common practices. The presentation will be followed by a question and answer session. 

Objectives:

Participants will be able to:

  • Identify the benefits of certification (overall)
  • Recall the history of two types of peer certification (CPS and CRPA) and their boards
  • Summarize differences between the sponsoring systems (OMH and OASAS)
  • Recognize differences in the roles peers play in the two systems
  • Discuss opportunities for those who have one or both of the certifications 

 


Presenters:

Ruth Riddick

Ruth Riddick serves as Community Outreach & Communications for the the Association of Addiction Services and Professionals (ASAP), whose department, the New York Certification Board, certifies the (addiction) peer recovery profession in NYS.

Joe Swinford

Joseph Swinford is the Executive Director of the Wellness Collaborative of New York Independent Practice Association (WCNY-IPA). His is also the Program Manager of the New York Peer Specialist Certification Board, managed by the Mental Health Empowerment Project. Joe was instrumental in establishing the peer specialist certification for (mental health) peer providers in New York State. 

 


 

Tale of Two Certifications

Faces and Places of Peer Support is a monthly webinar series highlighting excellence in peer support programs and practices, brought to you by the Academy of Peer Services Virtual Community and NYS Office of Mental Health Office of Consumer Affairs.

 



 

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    To learn more about the online Academy of Peer Services go to:
    http://www.academyofpeerservices.org

    To learn more about the Virtual Commuinty go to:
    https://aps-community.org/

    If you have questions about the Virtual Learning Community,
    send email to: academy.virtual.community@gmail.com.

 

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The Virtual Community and online, on-demand training and testing services provided by the Academy of Peer Services are a joint project of the New York Association of Psychiatric Rehabilitation Services (NYAPRS) and Rutgers University. These services are free of charge through funding by the New York State Office of Mental Health.

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