Navigating Complex Relationships in Peer Support

With Peer Support gaining so much momentum, it is vital we employ best practices and professionalism in the field. Healthy boundaries are imperative to ensure the safety of our clients, our agencies, and ourselves. As peer supporters we are charged with the task to aid in the facilitation of the recovery process for others in a very specific way, sharing hope through our stories and experience. However, as people in recovery, sometimes boundaries are unfamiliar ground and difficult to navigate.
During this 6 hour training we will have an opportunity to learn more about how proper use of boundaries, both professional and personal, can protect Peer Support as a movement and our beloved Peer Support Specialists. We will learn what professional boundaries look like and skills we can use to improve our boundaries when working with others, especially those who are in a vulnerable place in life. The presentation will describe difficulties regarding boundaries and ethics. Furthermore, it will illustrate the negative impact resulting from failure to utilize healthy boundaries. The training will conclude with a discussion and peers will have a chance to talk about challenges they have faced in the field, and possibly gain some new insight. Together we can learn how to avoid consequences of practicing without boundaries and most effectively serve others.
For more information, email katie@mtpeernetwork.org.
6 CEU’s available for CBHPSS.

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