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2017 Regional Ohio Peer Recovery Supporter Symposium:Ethics & Boundaries and Certification Boot Camp

2017 Regional Ohio Peer Recovery Supporter Symposium:Ethics & Boundaries and Certification Boot Camp

Start date:
3/22/2017-8:30 AM
End date:
5/17/2017-5:00 PM

The PEER Center


The 2017 Ohio Regional Peer Recovery Supporter Symposiums:

Ethics & Boundaries and Certification Boot Camp

Peer support programs have unique ethical challenges.  Although peer recovery support specialists typically receive agency-based training on how to navigate their unique roles, most haven't received formal social work or comprehensive ethics education.

Peer recovery support programs pose interesting client boundary and dual-relationship questions.  Peer recovery supporters might be hired as colleagues of their former service providers, or may now find themselves in the position of providing services to those they were previously in treatment with.  And what about the dilemma of peer recovery supporters who relapse and are again in need of services themselves?

These symposiums will discuss the ways that peer recovery supporters can respond to their specific ethical challenges.  Additional topics include client privacy and confidentiality, informed consent, and more!

At the end of the symposium, representatives from OhioMHAS will be available to individually review your certification application!  So bring all of your materials and have an expert tell you where you stand!  Many are still confused about the certification requirements for Ohio Peer Recovery Supporters, and there is a lot of misinformation floating around. Don't rely on rumors, get accurate information straight from the source.  

We will be hosting symposiums in multiple locations in order to engage peer supporters throughout the state.  


8:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. –  Check-In

9:00 a.m. to 9:10 a.m. –  Welcome & Opening Remarks (Juliet Dorris-Williams, The PEER Center)

9:10 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. –  Professional Ethics & Boundaries Presentation  (The PEER Center)

10:30a .m. to 10:40 a.m. - Break

Peer Recovery Supporter Certification Boot Camp

10:40 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. -- Why Peer Certification Matters (Gabe Howard, The PEER Center)
11:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. --  OhioMHAS PRS Certification: What you need to know  (Lisa Kiner, The PEER Center)
11:30 a.m. to 12:30p.m. --  1-on-1 Certification Packet Review

Although held in different locations, each symposium will present the same information. 



Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Doubletree by Hilton The Tudor Arms Hotel

10660 Carnegie Ave

Cleveland, OH  44106


Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Crowne Plaza Dayton

33 E Fifth St

Dayton, OH 45402


Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Holiday Inn Express Akron South

898 Arlington Ridge E

Akron, OH 44312


Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Holiday Inn & Suites Cincinnati Eastgate

4501 Eastgate Blvd

Cincinnati, OH 45245


Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Park Inn by Radisson Toledo

101 N Summit St

Toledo, OH 43604

Please choose the location that is most convenient.  All of the symposiums will present the same information.  There is no need to attend on multiple dates.

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