Wednesday, February 1, 2023

Tag: Certified Peer Specialist

What Happens When A Peer Is Accused of Relapsing?

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Once my colleague started spreading her conviction that I was relapsing, the whole agency began scrutinizing my behavior. As a peer, you’re under constant suspicion.

Does Official Recognition of Peers Undermine Their Work?

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Recognition of peers under Medicaid could undermine their interventions by morphing them into a hybrid of traditional medical and clinical recovery principles.

The Double Standard at the Heart of Peer Services

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There is clear evidence of a double standard and attitude that favors and privileges one side of the binary—the clinicians—over peers. This discrimination must be made visible and revealed to mental health advocates and changemakers.