Peer Recovery Support Series, Part 5: Peer Support via Telehealth Platforms

A Live, Interactive Webinar

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Thursday, June 29, 2023 @ 3:00-4:00pm ET (2CT/1MT/12PT)

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During this webinar, the presenter will focus on important considerations for working as a peer in an online format. Participants will learn about the rules of HIPAA and how to comply, important safety considerations and measures one can take, and additional skills to work as peers in an online space.


Melissa Dittberner, PhD, CPS, PS, is a lecturer in the Addictions Counseling and Prevention department at the University of South Dakota. She has a Doctoral degree in Counseling and Psychology in Education, a Master’s degree in Addiction Studies, and a Bachelor’s degree in Health Science. Dittberner is a prevention and peer specialist with a focus on research regarding substance use, pedagogy, addiction, trauma, body brokering, and harm reduction among the college population. She speaks publicly on adaptability, resiliency, sustainability, screening, prevention, harm reduction, motivation, peer support, Narcan administration, and her own lived experience.

Learning Objectives
  • Participants will be able to verbalize the importance of being up-to-date on the law surrounding telehealth. 
  • Participants will be able to identify telehealth skills to best work with clients through text, email, chat, video, and apps. 
  • Participants will be able to recognize the need for safety when working with peers online.
Content Level


  • Beginning level courses introduce learners to a content area; include information about a condition, treatment method, or issue; and involve learning and comprehending content.

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Who Should Attend

Addiction professionals, employee assistance professionals, social workers, mental health counselors, professional counselors, psychologists, and other helping professionals that are interested in learning about addiction-related matters. 


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