One of the biggest challenges in medication assisted treatment and recovery (MATR) settings is managing the volume and variety of patient need to counselor ratio. Often, patients with opioid use disorder (OUD) can benefit from additional support in care coordination and case management. Even when a patient has reached a phase of healthy maintenance, their care often slips during transition of care and referral management. A dedicated peer recovery support specialist (PRSS) can address this gap and many more patient needs. Lived experience can have tremendous value in MATR settings, but care coordination is an additional benefit to adding PRSS to the treatment and recovery workforce.
Participants will be able to describe the unique need OUD patients have in MATR settings that may often go unaddressed.
Participants will be able to identify five key value-adds that PRSS bring to office-based opioid treatment (OBOT) and opioid treatment programs (OTPs).
-Participants will be able to summarize how to fund, recruit, and incorporate PRSS in clinical treatment settings.
Beginning level courses introduce learners to a content area; include information about a condition, treatment method, or issue; and involve learning and comprehending content.
Addiction professionals, employee assistance professionals, social workers, mental health counselors, professional counselors, psychologists, and other helping professionals that are interested in learning about addiction-related matters.
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This training could be applied to multiple areas of the Alaska Qualified Addictions Professional (QAP) certification. Contact the Alaska Commission for Behavioral Health Certification (Ask for Dabney Van Liere, Executive Director) at 907-332-4333 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for specific information.