The live presentation will take place on February 27, 2020, 3:00-4:00pm ET.
Advance registration is encouraged. Registrants will receive an event reminder by email one day prior to the webinar.
Transitioning from a short-term crisis stay or a longer-term hospitalization for psychiatric problems is a difficult time. In 1994 the New York Association for Psychiatric Rehabilitation Services (NYAPRS) developed a peer support program to assist people experiencing long term or frequent hospitalizations in transitioning back to life in the community. The program was designed to have peer support workers build positive and trusting relationships with individuals in hospital setting and then to follow the person back into the community, post discharge, providing support and connections to community resources. The Bridger program has continued to evolve over the years and can now be found around the country, serving people being discharged from hospitals, crisis stays, and emergency departments. This webinar will examine the core principles of the Bridger model and its use in transitioning levels of care and supporting people in their journeys to recovery.
FREE - $0
Funding for this initiative was made possible (in part) by Grant No. 1H79SM080818-01 from SAMHSA. The views expressed in written conference materials or publications and by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Health and Human Services; nor does mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.
- Identify the core principles of the Bridger Peer Support model.
- Give examples of multiple settings and situations in which the Bridger model is used.
- Compare outcomes for individuals transitioning levels of care who have received Bridger services and those who have not.
Counselor, Nurse/Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatrist, Psychologist, Social Worker, Peer Specialist
Estimated Time to Complete
Estimated Duration: 1.0 hours
Program Start Date: February 27, 2020
Program End Date: February 27, 2020
How to Earn Credit
Participants who wish to earn AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™, CE credit for psychologists, or a certificate of participation may do so by attending the live presentation and completing the evaluation. After evaluating the program, course participants will be provided with an opportunity to claim hours of participation and print an official CME certificate (physicians), CE certificate (psychologists), or certificate of participation (other professions) showing the event date and hours earned.
Continuing Education Credit
The American Psychiatric Association (APA) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The APA designates this live event for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
The American Psychiatric Association is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. American Psychiatric Association maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
Faculty and Planner Disclosures
- Patrick Hendry is Vice President of Peer Advocacy, Supports and Services for Mental Health America. He has worked as an advocate and initiator of peer-run services for 27 years in a variety of leadership roles. Mr. Hendry reports no financial relationships with commercial interests.
- Teri Brister, PhD, LPC, National Alliance on Mental Illness. Reports no financial relationships with commercial interests.
- Amy N. Cohen, PhD, American Psychiatric Association. Reports no financial relationships with commercial interests.
- Tristan Gorrindo, MD, American Psychiatric Association. Reports no financial relationships with commercial interests.
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