Certified Peer Recovery Specialist Program Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services What’s New? 2013 CPRS Conference October 14, 2013 Vik Moore, CPRS, ITE, MS
Table of Contents History of Certified Peer Recovery Specialist (CPRS) Program BRSS TACS Grant Program Changes Highlights CPRS Training CPRS Website-Forms
Table of Contents CPRS Website-Forms Continuing Education Hours Substance Use Disorders RecoveryWithinReach.org Future Plans Question Time
History of CPRS Program May 9, 2007 • TDMHDD and the Office of Consumer Affairs certify its first Tennessee Certified Peer Specialist. • New state certification program for peers to work as Peer Specialists in community mental health agencies.
History of CPRS Program 2007 • TDMHDD receives a Real Choice Systems Change Grant from CMS • 380 people become WRAP®Facilitators • 6,003 people develop their own personal WRAP®plans
History of CPRS Program • April 1, 2007 • TennCare approves peer support services as provided by a Certified Peer Specialist to be a reimbursable expense in Middle Tennessee. • Opened the door for enhanced employment opportunities and increased marketability. • In August of 2009, services become reimbursable statewide.
History of CPRS Program August 15, 2007 The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issues a formal letter to the states approving the provision of peer support services as a Medicaid reimbursable service.
History of CPRS Program 2010 Recovery Within Reach website begins. See http://www.recoverywithinreach.orgfor more details.
History of CPRS Program July 1, 2011 • The governor approves merger between Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services • Department name changes
BRSS TACS Grant Building Recovery Supports to Scale: Technical Assistance Center Strategy $50,000 for six months Team of Tennessee policy makers, decision makers, key stakeholders Policy Academy in Washington, D.C.
BRSS TACS Grant Expand program to include peers with lived experience of substance use disorders Establish a standardized initial training curriculum for all Certified Peer Specialists Identify training opportunities for supervisors of Peer Specialists Develop a statewide strategy to educate community behavioral health providers about Peer Specialists Hire a Peer Recovery Coordinator (Vik Moore)
Program Changes Highlights Name Change (CPRS replaces TCPS) Name Change: OCA & Peer Recovery Services Statewide Training Created April 29, 2013 Continuing Education Requirements (10 hours) Addition of lived experience with substance use disorders as a CPRS
New Address Department’s New Address: 5th Floor Andrew Jackson Bldg 500 Deaderick St Nashville, TN 37243 (November 2013)
Meet the Trainers Sheryl McCormick- Peninsula Behavioral Health Mark Bresee- Aim Center, MHMCML Michelle Webster- TAADAS SUBSTANCE USE RECOVERY MENTAL HEALTH RECOVERY WHOLE HEALTH RECOVERY TAADAS= Tennessee Association of Alcohol, Drug, & other Addiction Services MHMCML= My Health My Choice My Life (Statewide Health & Wellness Initiative)
Certified Peer Recovery Specialist Training • The training lasts for five days, Monday through Friday, from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. • There are two breaks and an hour-long lunch break each day.
Certified Peer Recovery Specialist Training • The training itself is offered at no cost to qualified applicants. • however, travel, lodging, and meals (including lunch and snacks) are your responsibility.
Certified Peer Recovery Specialist Training • 40 intensive hours of interactive class participation, role-play, self-examination, and testing • The tests average about five multiple-choice questions each • 75% must be answered correctly
Certified Peer Recovery Specialist Training Homework Each night you will be given homework and reading assignments that will aid in your study for the tests.
Certified Peer Recovery Specialist Training Section 1: Welcome Training Agreement Section 2: History • A Brief History of Mental Illness & Substance Use Disorder Treatment • Self-determination & Legal Rights
Certified Peer Recovery Specialist Training Section 3: Peer Recovery Specialists • What Is a Peer Recovery Specialist? • Peer Recovery Specialist Roles & Definitions • What Do Peer Recovery Specialists Do? • Why do Peer Recovery Specialists Do What They Do?
Certified Peer Recovery Specialist Training Section 4: Recovery • A Consensus Statement • Defining Recovery • The Importance of Hope • Recovery & the Strengths Perspective Section 5: Values
Certified Peer Recovery Specialist Training Section 6: Communication • Active Listening • The Three Main Components of Active Listening Reflecting Feelings • Awareness of Nonverbal Messages
Certified Peer Recovery Specialist Training Section 6: Communication, continued • Paraverbal Messages • Paraphrasing • Using Open-Ended Questions • Helpful Phrases • Listening Blocks
Certified Peer Recovery Specialist Training Section 7: Problem Solving • Decision-Making & Problem-Solving • Conflict Resolution
Certified Peer Recovery Specialist Training Section 8: Stigma • Stigma, Labels & Types • Recognizing & Responding to Stigma • Strategies & Examples
Certified Peer Recovery Specialist Training Section 8: Stigma, continued • Person-First Language a New Paradigm • Using People First Language is Crucial • Information Sources
Certified Peer Recovery Specialist Training Section 9: Cultural Competency • Basic Definitions • Communication is Key
Certified Peer Recovery Specialist Training Section 10: Health & Wellness (with Mark Bresee from My Health My Choice My Life) • Health & Wellness • Contributing factors for preventable & premature death • Eight Dimensions of Wellness
Certified Peer Recovery Specialist Training Section 10: Health & Wellness, continued • Habits to Support Physical Wellness • Healthy Eating • Sleep
Certified Peer Recovery Specialist Training Section 11: Ethics & Boundaries • Confidentiality • Making Ethical Decisions • Roles • Peer Recovery Specialists & Lived Experience • Peer Support Services & the Vulnerability of Peers & Providers Potential Conflicts & the Risk of Harm
Certified Peer Recovery Specialist Training Section 11: Ethics & Boundaries, continued • Ethical Considerations • Core Peer Support Values & Ethical Conduct • Self-Disclosure • Boundaries • Codependency
Certified Peer Recovery Specialist Training Section 12: Trauma-Informed Peer Support Section 13: Co-occurring Disorders
Certified Peer Recovery Specialist Training Section 14: Motivation & Readiness • What Is Motivation? • Readiness to Change • Stages of Change • Talking about Change • Pitfalls to Avoid
Certified Peer Recovery Specialist Training Section 15: Documentation • What to document • Things to remember when documenting services • Ethical & Legal Issues • Using Recovery Language
Certified Peer Recovery Specialist Training Section 16: Supervision • How Peer Recovery Specialists & Their Supervisors Can Work Together • Ask the Consumer • Give Your Supervisors What They Need to Help You!
Certified Peer Recovery Specialist Training Section 16: Supervision, continued • Make Opportunities for People to Shine • Take Time to Speak Out • Guidelines I Use to Manage My Supervisor
Certified Peer Recovery Specialist Training Section 17: Workplace Relationships Section 18: Self-care & Stress Management
Certified Peer Recovery Specialist Training-Schedule 95GRADS! April 29-May 3 Nashville graduated May 20-24 Jackson graduated June 17-21 Knoxville graduated August 19-23 Memphis graduated September 9-13 Chattanooga graduated October 21-25 Johnson City Funded November 18-22 Nashville Funded December 9-13 Jackson Funded January 13-17, 2014 Nashville Funded March 24-28 Knoxville Funded April 28 May 2 Memphis Funded May 19-23 Chattanooga Funded June 23-27 Johnson City Planned July 21-25 Murfreesboro Planned or Cookeville
Certified Peer Recovery Specialist Forms • CPRS Program Guidelines, Standards and Procedures (Handbook) • Certified Peer Recovery Specialist Training Application • 1-CPRS Program Details (12 pages) • 2-CPRS Initial Application Checklist
Certified Peer Recovery Specialist Website-Forms • 3-CPRS Initial Application (2 pages) • 4-CPRS Employment Summary (2 pages) • 5-CPRS Volunteer Summary (2 pages) • 6-CPRS Professional Reference (2 pages) • 7-CPRS Acknowledgment of Scope of Activities
Certified Peer Recovery Specialist Website-Forms • 8-CPRS Acknowledgment of Code of Ethics • 9-CPRS Conservator Status Form • 10-CPRS Renewal Application (2 pages) • Duplicate Diploma Request • Request for GED Documents • Proof of Webinar Attendance Procedure • Continuing Education Fact Sheet