TMHCA Peer Counseling Training MEMPHIS (FREE) October 29-30th, 2019

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1399 Madison Avenue

Memphis, TN 38104

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Peer Counseling Training FREE 16 continuing education hrs including 1 hr of ETHICS Training provided by TMHCA

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October 29-30th 9am-5pm

16 Continuing Education Hours including 1 Hour Training in ETHICS.

To register, contact Shannon Williamson at swilliamson@tmhca-tn.org

Training provided by Tennessee Mental Health Consumers' Association

Peer Counseling gives nonjudgmental, non-directive support to a peer and is provided by a peer instead of a mental health professional. Findings consistently show that Peer Counseling reduces hospitalizations, use of professional services, increases knowledge and coping skills, self-esteem and confidence. In addition, there is a greater sense of well-being and of being in control and stronger social networks and supports.

Peer counseling works because:

• It provides consumers an essential resource for recovery.

• It is easier to identify and communicate with someone who has lived through and survived some of the same events or experiences.

• People feel a sense of hope and inspiration from peers.

• It offers an opportunity for a person to achieve a greater level of independence and self-sufficiency through role modeling and encouragement by peers.

• Peer counseling is a powerful agent for change.

This 2-day course teaches those working in the peer to peer field how to counsel other peers using active listening and peer engagement skills. It is empowering for attendees and supports the peer model of recovery. Active role plays and feedback sessions allows attendees to learn new skills or polish existing skills to communicate with others in a deliberate, mindful manner.

Pre-Readings are required and are emailed to registrants prior to the training.

**This is not the CPRS training provided through the state but compliments that training very well**

The training and materials are free and the training is sponsored by:

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