Peer Support Specialists

Integrating Substance Abuse Treatment with Physical Health Care (3 Contact Hrs)


  • Discuss why a relationship between physical and behavioral healthcare may benefit the client/patient.
  • Describe the positive impact of linking physical and behavioral healthcare from the patient’s
  • perspective, the substance abuse provider’s perspective and the primary care provider’s perspective.
  • Discuss the similarities and differences between coordinated, co-located and integrated care.
  • Describe the four concepts common to all models of integrated care.
  • Describe the most common barriers to collaboration and integration.

3 Contact Hours

Supervising NC Certified Peer Support Specialists (3 Contact Hrs)

Part 1Development:

This course has been developed with the cooperation of NC Certified Peer Support Specialists and Peer Supervisors from around the state and is underwritten by the NC Division of MHDDSAS and the Behavioral Healthcare Resource Program, School of Social Work at the University of NC, Chapel Hill.

It was in development from September of 2010 when a panel of Peer Support Specialists, Supervisors and Division representatives met with BHRP and Castle Worldwide in Chapel Hill to identify core competencies for supervisors of NC Certified Peer Support Specialists.

Purpose and Approach:

This course is designed to introduce participants to the identified supervisory competencies and to enhance their understanding of central principles of Peer Support.  Participants are asked to evaluate their own systems of service and to apply course concepts to the implementation of Peer Support Services within their organizations.

The course offers 3 contact hours.

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