Advances in Technology in the Addiction Profession: The Power of Peers in an App for Tele-Addiction Recovery Support

A Recorded Webinar

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Recorded on Wednesday, August 4, 2021

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This webinar is sponsored by MAP Health Management.

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Peers are a vital piece of the care support system and are not always utilized appropriately. Telehealth provides great opportunities to expand the utilization of peers and leverage their lived experiences of addiction and recovery. When done correctly, peers and care coordination efforts provided in a digital health app can enhance the care system, increase motivation and engagement in addiction recovery services, and improve the overall health and well-being of individuals, families, and communities.


Matt DeMasi, MA, is a behavioral health professional with a Master's degree in Clinical Psychology from Columbia University. He heads care delivery and clinical efforts at Halcyon Health, which offers addiction recovery support for people at all stages of their recovery. His passion lies in enacting significant positive change in behavioral health care delivery and increasing access to services for those in need of help. He is always open to discussing anything related to mental health and addiction. DeMasi believes that recovery is possible and achievable when people feel supported and empowered in their care.

Learning Objectives
  • Participants will be able to describe the role of a certified peer recovery coach and what differentiates them from sponsors and other licensed health professionals.
  • Participants will be able to describe what current whole-person centered care interventions exist and how they can be improved with the utilization of digital health platforms and apps.
  • Participants will be able to describe what recovery capital is and how certified peer recovery coaches in combination with care coordination efforts, can make significant positive change in the health and well-being of the clients they work with.
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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Receive 1.5 CEs for $25.

Earn 1.5 Continuing Education Hours (CEs)

A Certificate of Completion for 1.5 CEs is available by participating in this specialty online training and passing an online CE quiz. Those who successfully complete the full series and pass all seven CE quizzes for this seven-part series will be eligible to apply for the Certificate of Achievement for Advances in Technology in the Addiction Profession

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This course meets the qualifications for one and a half (1.5) hours of continuing education credit for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. 

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 and how to incorporate technology into treatment and recovery.


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