Presenters from the fields of peer support, psychology, and social work will discuss ethics from their own professional lenses. The presenters invite discussions illuminating how these differences may affect peer/peer relationships and practices in multidisciplinary settings. Alternative perspectives of understanding ethics from additional lenses is important when considering the expansion of team approaches to client/patient care. In addition, ethical understanding is important for participants who may support people’s mental health and physical health in clinical and non-clinical settings.
The presenters will highlight ethical circumstances that may arise while working with similar yet different mental health disciplines and practices. A comparison of each perspective on certain overlapping ethical topics will be offered. Presenters will support their discussion with literature on differing views of understanding ethical considerations, borrowing particularly from the work of the national organizations that govern ethical practices in the United States. The discussion will include the risks of engaging in different perspectives outside of one’s own discipline.
The aim of the presentation is to invite participants to consider their ethics training, current perspectives, policies, and practices when working with individuals in a multidisciplinary setting. The workshop will be facilitated with questions, and open discussion.
Tirzah Parrish LeFeber, PsyD.
Born in a small Wisconsin town, Tirzah enlisted for eight years in the military and deployed to Iraq where she was a witness to and a participant of the effects of war. After serving, Tirazh grew interested in helping service members which led her to train at Our Lady of the Lake University to become a counseling psychologist. She served as an adjunct instructor and supervisor at OLLU and continues to work closely with the military as a civilian government employee with the Veteran Affairs Healthcare System.
Jenifer Lori Galvan, CPC-S, ATA, BA
Ms. Galvin is a Peer Support Training & Program Manager at Alaska Behavioral Health, where she leads and trains Peer Support Professionals. She is one of the first Peer Support Professionals certified in Alaska. She is a champion and advocate for the profession of peer support.
Bob Stark, Peer Support Professional
Bob is a lifelong Alaskan who lives in Happy Valley, Alaska with his wife, daughter, dogs and cat. They own and operate a farm named Secret Garden Alaska, where they grow and sell food to their local community. He works hard to spend every day with his wife and daughter, and to be the best father and husband he can be. He was in the Army as an Airborne Infantryman from 2002-2006, with two tours in Iraq. After the military, he studied Spanish and Yoga in Guatemala, practiced Buddhism in Nepal and India, and worked various jobs throughout Alaska. He received a Bachelor of Arts Degree from The Evergreen State College where he focused on Sustainable Agriculture, Multiculturalism and Writing. Bob is passionate about food security, farming, family, friendships and fun. He believes in the power of peer support and is currently helping to develop the curriculum to teach Peer Support Level 1 at the University of Alaska Southeast. Bob is the Director of 907VETS Inc, a nonprofit organization dedicated to assisting people who have served or are currently serving in the United States military and their family members.
Tom McRoberts, MSW
Tom currently works at the Alaska Training Cooperative as a Behavioral Health Training Coordinator. For nine years he worked as a trainer, consultant and coach for child welfare professionals at the UAA Child Welfare Academy. For 8 years, he served as a Social Worker and Supervisor with the Office of Children's Services in Alaska. A life-long Alaskan, Tom has worked across the state in both urban and rural settings. Tom’s focus is on behavioral health interventions with vulnerable populations in Alaska and he is especially interested in helping families and communities heal from the impact of trauma. Tom teaches social work courses at the University of Alaska, where he received his Master of Social Work degree in 2005. He has over 20 years of experience working in the fields of behavioral health and child welfare.
This training is being offered through zoom only - there is no in-person site available.
Closed Captioning will be available for this live Zoom training.
AKTC E-Learning Portal - Training Materials, Zoom Connection, and Training Evaluation. All participants must access the CHD/AKTC e-Learning Portal, https://ttclms.remote-learner.net, in order to review training materials and access the Zoom link prior to the training. The e-Learning Portal is only available after completing your registration and payment. After the training, use the e-Learning Portal to complete the training evaluation - required for Continuing Education Credits. Log in with the same username (username or email address) and password used to register for the training. Please allow 15 minutes for the system to update payment information before accessing the e-Learning Portal.
Please contact AKTC Support, 907-264-6244, if you need assistance.
Web-Conference Information. This training will be delivered as a live, interactive web-conference using Zoom. You must prepare for the webinar prior to the day of the training. Web-conference connection information is available in the AKTC e-Learning Portal after your registration and payment are processed. You must be logged into Zoom and prepared with a camera and microphone (or a headset) prior to the start of training.
Continuing Education Credits. In order to receive CEs you must do the following:
Questions about this Training? Please contact Tom McRobers
Additional Training Information. Please visit the CHD/AKTC e-Learning Portal for more information about the training and about using Zoom. https://ttclms.remote-learner.net. The portal is available after registration and payment have been processed. Log in with the same usernamd and password used for registration.