Ethical and Risk Management Issues for Peer Support Services for Certified Peer Support Specialists

March 9, 2021 | 9am - 12:15pm

Title: Ethical and Risk Management Issues for Peer Support Services for Certified Peer Support Specialists (CPSS)
Speaker: Dr. Frederic Reamer
Location: Zoom
Meeting Date/Time: Tues., Mar. 9, 9:00am-12:15pm CST
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No fee to attend this training.

This training will explore compelling ethical and risk management challenges associated with peer support services. Professor Frederic Reamer will discuss ethical issues and practical strategies designed to protect clients and practitioners. This training will include a series of challenging ethics cases and explore practical steps that professionals can take to manage ethical issues skillfully. Key topics will include boundary issues, dual relationships, conflicts of interest, confidentiality, privileged communication, informed consent, clients’ rights, termination of services, practitioners’ and clients’ use of technology, and impaired professionals. Dr. Reamer will discuss relevant ethical standards; statutes, regulations, and case law; national practice standards; documentation; supervision; and consultation.

An application has been made for 3.0 Ethics hours towards CPSS certification. Participants must attend the entire training to receive continuing education hours.

The University of Nebraska Public Policy Center (NUPPC) is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The NUPPC maintains responsibility for this program and its content. This training is hosted by the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) and the University of Nebraska Public Policy Center.

This training is funded in whole or in part by funds from the SAMHSA Community Mental Health Block Grant, SAMHSA Substance Abuse Prevention & Treatment Block Grant, and state funds sub-granted from the Nebraska Department of Health and Services, Division of Behavioral Health.