15 hrs | $105.00
Certification Areas and Continuing Education: 15 Hours Total
Peer-based Recovery Support Services are expanding within addiction treatment and behavioral health care.
The evolving role of Recovery Support Specialists (or Peer Recovery Coach, Peer Specialist, Recovery Mentor, etc.) within clinical settings and community based programs means that complex ethical and legal issues will arise with the performance of this role. Once a person takes on the role of a Recovery Support Specialist, responsibilities are assumed that may not be obvious. Although one may still be a peer to someone in recovery, the role has obligations regarding competence, safety, resources and accountability.
The purpose of this course is to define the responsibilities of the Recovery Support Specialist, to introduce ethical concepts and legal issues, to outline a model of ethical decision making, and to provide possible scenarios where these types of decisions must be made.
Selected Readings is included with the course. You will receive your materials after purchase.
Students will learn concepts and models of ethical decision making and the importance of these concepts.
- Understand the trends in addiction treatment and the emerging Recovery Management model.
- Develop an understanding of ethical concepts relating directly to Recovery Support Services.
- Understand the ethical responsibility to prevent harm or injury to those we serve.
- Be able to use a model of ethical decision making by applying it to simulated examples.
- Consider the merits and challenges of this newly emerging model of treatment.
Become familiar with legal issues specific to Recovery Support Services.
- Learn through a series of possible situations the best ethical routes to take.