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Peer Recovery Basics II (12.5 CEs)
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This training course is designed to be an introduction to a comprehensive training that will prepare college level students for peer recovery providership, mobile crisis behavioral health services, harm reduction prevention strategies and universal certification. It will cover basic knowledge including the etiology of mobile crisis emergency outreach teams, history of peer services and treatment systems, current state of treatment systems, and what makes peer services important and different.

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This training course is designed to be an introduction to a comprehensive training that will prepare college level students for peer recovery providership, mobile crisis behavioral health services, harm reduction prevention strategies and universal certification. It will cover basic knowledge including the etiology of mobile crisis emergency outreach teams, history of peer services and treatment systems, current state of treatment systems, and what makes peer services important and different.

Peer Recovery Basics II (12.5 CEs) Lessons

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  1. Module 11: Co-occurring Disorders
  2. Module 12: Medication Assisted Treatment
  3. Module 13: Trauma-informed Care
  4. Module 14: Systems Factors
  5. Module 15: Clinical Research Basics

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Module 11: Co-occurring Disorders

Identify when and how to refer a client for counseling for co-occurring disorders.

Peer Recovery Basics II (12.5 CEs) Course - Lesson Excerpt

Module 11: Co-occurring Disorders

Learning Goal Identify when and how to refer a client for counseling for co-occurring disorders.

Learning Objective Students will have the basic skills to identify clients who need more comprehensive services and refer them to qualified providers.

According to the 2015 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (SAMSHA, 2015), 7.9 million adults with any mental illness also have a substance use disorder. This is referred to as a co-occurring disorder. Simply put, someone with co-occurring disorders is someone who has more than one thing going on at one time. This could include substances, mental illness, trauma or a combination of all of them. Other terms used to refer to multiple problems include dual diagnosis and dual recovery.

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Test Your Knowledge

A client should first seek treatment for their mental illness and then their substance abuse disorder.

Someone who has more than one thing going on at one time, for example mental illness and substance use issues, would be referred to as having:

All therapists and social workers are trained to treat co-occurring disorders.

Module 12: Medication Assisted Treatment

To understand the benefits, barriers, and basics of medication assisted treatment.

Peer Recovery Basics II (12.5 CEs) Course - Lesson Excerpt

Module 12: Medication Assisted Treatment

ACTIVITY: Medication-Assisted Treatment

Test Your Knowledge

What are the two most highly used medications for recovery from opioid abuse?

Medication-Assisted Treatment is the use of medications in combination with counseling and behavioral therapies, providing a whole-patient approach to the treatment of substance use disorders.

A Peer provider helps reduce the stigma of "replacing one drug for another" by providing clients, families, and loved ones with:

Module 13: Trauma-informed Care

To understand trauma-informed care, recognize a client’s need for trauma-informed care and direct clients to appropriate services.

Peer Recovery Basics II (12.5 CEs) Course - Lesson Excerpt

Module 13: Trauma-Informed care

Video Activity: PTSD Trauma in Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans

Video Activity: Trauma & Addiction: Treating the Whole Person

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Test Your Knowledge

Which of the following are NOT considered aspects of providing trauma informed care?

Someone who has experienced trauma and views themselves negatively, is unsure of their place in the world and is unable to trust others may be experiencing:

Most people who have problems with substances also have a history of trauma.

Module 14: Systems Factors

To understand how systems influence recovery.

Peer Recovery Basics II (12.5 CEs) Course - Lesson Excerpt

Module 14: Systems Factors

Example: Socioeconomic system

Video Activity: How poverty and mental illness are putting more people behind bars

Navigating the Intersection Between Debt and Despondency in the United States: Mental Health, Addiction, Incarceration

Example: Community and Family

Video Activity: Dalia Mogahed: What do you think when you look at me?

HIV Psychophysiology

Example: Media influence

Example: Rural Areas

Video Activity: Rural Health in America

Module 15: Clinical Research Basics

To understand how clinical research influences treatment systems.

Peer Recovery Basics II (12.5 CEs) Course - Lesson Excerpt

Module 15: Clinical Research Basics

Peer Recovery providers who understand what evidence-based practice is and can communicate in an educated way with other providers, will _______ with treatment teams more effectively.

One of the goals of evidence-based practice (EBP) is to:

All evidence-based practice is evaluated for cross-cultural appropriateness.

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