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Recovery 101/Intro to Recovery

Core recovery concepts based on SAMHSA's working definition of recovery and MHSA's 5 essential elements that must be incorporated into all public MH systems.


Peer Support 101

Covers core competencies, roles, duties, and unique contributions of peer support workers, and how to use lived experience to enhance services delivery. Addresses stereotypes and overcomes common objections related to peer support workers, and examines how workplace practices and organizational culture can undermine the successful integration of peers. Provides practical tips and suggestions for addressing barriers to inclusion and recommendations to help Public Mental Health System employers empower peers in their roles.


Working in Recovery (Part 1)

Core management training for managers, supervisors, leads and HR who directly oversee or work with peer staff. Covers core competencies for peer support workers and common workplace challenges experienced by managers supervising peer positions. Teaches managers to address performance issues proactively and effectively to prevent future problems, improve performance, and enhance communication between managers and the peer the oversee.


Working in Recovery (Part 2)

Reviews concepts taught in Part 1 and includes interactive activities to reinforce the effecctive supervision of peers. Optional modules teach managers how to provide timely and helpful feedback to peers, craft peer performance evaluations, identify outcomes to capture and measure for peer support workers, and how to advocate to organizational leadership to improve the work experience for peers.


Mindful Workforce (Part 1)

Focuses on the 13 factors of psychological safety in the workplace and their impact on employee morale and retention, addressing the importance of psychosocial factors as they relate to organizational culture and professional burnout and turnover. The training incorporates activities to engage the audience and enhance their understanding of these concepts. 


Mindful Workforce (Part 2)

Reviews concepts taught in Part 1 and includes additional instruction on managing interpersonal interactions with clients, colleagues, and staff. Also incorporates basic self-care strategies and how to effectively address workplace stressors that lead to disengagement.


Navigating the Conflicts Between the Medical and Recovery Models of Care

Reviews the recovery model and core concepts of the MHSA, and provides additional instruction relevant to clinicians and other mental health professionals to improve understanding and integration of recovery principles on a multidisciplinary team. Also discusses community-driven mental health services and how working in the Public Mental Health System differs from private practice. This course borrows key concepts from SAMHSA's Recovery to Practice educational series for professionals working in the mental health field to ensure the training is relevant to their practices.


Self-Care and Stress Management for Mental Health Professionals

Examines the causes of stress and lack of balance for individuals working in the helping professions and how to effectively cope with workplace pressures in healthy and productive ways.

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