Peer Recovery Support Series, Part 6: Professional Development for Peers - Progress, Not Peerfection
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The peer recovery specialist workforce is growing and evolving at a rapid rate. It’s important to match the growth with ongoing training and development as continuous growth is both a personal and professional need. Professional development for peers will address areas such as basic computer skills, healthy boundaries, and becoming an effective change agent. Attendees will learn how to navigate a professional workplace setting in the role of a peer while building and maintaining a positive reputation within the system.
Kyle Brewer, BS, PRPS, is the Peer Specialist Program Manager for NAADAC, the Association for Addiction Professionals. He oversees the development and implementation of an innovative three-tier credentialing process for the Arkansas Peer Support Model. Brewer earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Addiction Studies from the University of Central Arkansas in 2013. He went on to use his lived experience with drug and alcohol addiction to become a Certified Peer Recovery Specialist, where he became the first Peer Recovery Specialist in Arkansas to be stationed in an emergency department. In 2020, he became one of the first ten Certified Peer Support Supervisors in Arkansas. Brewer is a trainer on a variety of topics, including Peer Support, Peer Supervision, and Family Opioid Response Narcan Training. He was awarded the 2021 Arkansas Peer Leadership and 2022 Kirk Lane Peer Champion Awards.
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- The participant will be able to describe how to be an effective change agent.
- The participant will be able to define what a multi-disciplinary team is.
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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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