Integrating Peer Support on Mental Health Teams:A Day of Dialogue

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Calumet Club

334 West River Road

Augusta, ME 04330

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THIS CLASS COUNTS AS A CONTINUING EDUCATION FOR CIPSS

and will provide CEU's for MHRT-C, LCPC and LCSW

Are you a member of a BHH, OHH or ACT team? Do you work alongside Peer Support Specialists at a Hospital? This may be the training for you!

Do you wonder why Intentional Peer Support Specialists are reluctant to share information, or attend team meetings? Are you aware that a Peer Support Code of Ethics will be released prior to June 2020? All of this and more can be discussed at the Day of Dialogue!

The morning will begin with an opportunity to discuss some of the challenges and celebrations of having Peer Support Specialists as part of the team. You will also have an opportunity to ask questions of Chris Hansen, Director of Intentional Peer Support.

In the afternoon Patricia McKenzie of Kennebec Behavioral Health will interview Chris in a practice known as Outside Witness. (Or “Definitional Ceremonies) This process will involve all who are present. CEU’s will be issued for LCSW, LCPC & MHRT-c. And 1 IPS Continuing Ed.

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A little more about Chris:

A New Zealander by birth, Chris Hansen is the Director of Intentional Peer Support, and has been co-teaching and developing Intentional Peer Support in the United States and in other countries with Shery Mead for the past 14 years.

Chris has spent twenty years involved in local, regional, national and international peer support and advocacy initiatives, and in mental health sector planning and politics from a service user perspective. Other roles have included clinical and management roles in both inpatient and outpatient mental health services, leadership within NZ’s award-winning anti-discrimination campaign, research for the NZ Mental Health Commission, and involvement in the development of the NZ national mental health strategic plan and workforce development strategy. Chris was a member of the New Zealand delegation to the United Nations for the development of the Convention for the Rights of Persons with Disabilities; has served on the board of the World Network of Users and Survivors of Psychiatry and has played a key role in the development of a number of peer-run crisis respites and peer-run crisis alternatives.

A little more about Pat:

Pat McKenzie is an advocate for the advancement of peer services and the promotion of lived experience as an essential element in recovery oriented mental health services in Maine. She is also a licensed clinical social worker with an advanced certificate of study in individual, couples, and family therapy. Currently, Pat serves as the Administrator of Outpatient Services at Kennebec Behavioral Health in Augusta. She has a passion for and a commitment to collaborative models that embrace the creating partnerships between “provider and client” in a person-centered approach to service. Intentional Peer Support through the work of Shery Mead and the work of Intentional Peer Support Specialists have continually inspired her to push the envelope of “traditional” clinical practice and open space for peer and provider partnerships that support wellness and personal discovery.

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Augusta, ME 04330

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