Webinar: Leveraging The Value Of Peer Support In Recovery Services
- Open to the Public
- Matthew Federici
- BC PSR Advanced Practice
Leveraging The Value Of Peer Support In Recovery Services
Presenter: Matthew Federici (M.S., C.P.R.P) Executive Director for The Copeland Center for Wellness and Recovery
Date: Friday, December 2nd, 2016 – 10:30–12:00 PST
This webinar will provide an overview understanding of the value of peer support in recovery services and how to effectively implement peer support roles to transform traditional healthcare services.
- Describe the concepts, values and practice of peer support as a means of promoting wellness
- Explain the benefits, evidenced base and role of peer support in promoting wellness
- Identify key strategies for successfully implementing peer support services
Matthew Federici, M.S., C.P.R.P. has been in the role of president of the board for the International Association of Peer Supporters, iNAPS since September of 2015. He is the executive director of the Copeland Center for Wellness and Recovery, which operates the national consumer technical assistance center Doors to Wellbeing. Matthew has served in the public mental health sector for the past 23 years, is an Advanced Level Wellness Recovery Action Plan Facilitator. He received his M.S. in Rehabilitation Counseling from Rutgers University and was formerly the Program Manager for the Institute for Recovery and Community Integration, a training and technical assistance program that developed and implemented the Pennsylvania Certified Peer Specialist workforce. Matthew is a passionate advocate for recovery and peer support from is personal experience in recovery as well as from a family support perspective.
Matthew was awarded Distinguished Advocate Award from the Pennsylvania Association of Psychosocial Rehabilitation Services in 2002 and the National “This Person” Award at the 2015 San Diego Wellness and Recovery Summit in recognition of outstanding contribution to the hope and wellness of people in recovery.
As an author, Matthew has written many articles on the power of peer support, WRAP, and community integration. Two recent articles include “The Healing WRAP” which appeared in the National Council for Behavioral Health Care publication on trauma informed care and “The Importance of Fidelity in Peer Based Programs: The Case of the Wellness Recovery Action Plan” in Psychiatric Rehabilitation Journal.
The BC PSR Advanced Practice is proud to offer a webinar that provides an overview understanding of the value of peer support in recovery services and how to effectively implement peer support roles to transform traditional healthcare services. Learning Objectives: 1. Describe the concepts, values and practice of peer support as a means of promoting wellness 2.