The live presentation will take place on April 2, 2020, 3:00-4:00pm ET.
Advance registration is encouraged. Registrants will receive an event reminder by email one day prior to the webinar.
Our feeling of safety in our relationships and our world is a social determinant with broad consequences. When our safety is violated we experience trauma. The impact of trauma can be subtle, insidious, or outright destructive. How traumatic experiences affect us depends on many factors, including the nature of the event(s), the personal meaning of the trauma, personal characteristics and sociocultural factors. It can affect: the way we see and think about ourselves; how we interact with others; how safe or unsafe we feel; our ability to regulate emotion; and our mental and physical wellbeing.
Effective peer support provided by individuals with deep, empathetic and personal understandings of trauma can assist people in healing, and regaining a sense of safety and for some it can aid in the internal process of post-traumatic growth. This webinar will help identify the role and value of peer support in understanding trauma and promoting wellbeing and post-traumatic growth.
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 role and value of peer support in understanding trauma and Post-Traumatic Growth.
- Describe how the values of peer support align with what we know about supporting individuals who have experienced trauma
- Describe multiple ways in which trauma can negatively impact mental health and wellbeing.
Counselor, Peer Specialist/Peer Support, Psychiatrist, Psychologist
Estimated Time to Complete
Estimated Duration: 1.0 hour
Program Start Date: April 2, 2020
Program End Date: April 2, 2020
Attendees will have an opportunity to participate in Q&A.
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. Participants claiming CE credit for psychologists must attend the full presentation to claim credit. 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.
- Kelly Davis works in Peer Advocacy, Supports and Services at Mental Health America. Her lived experience with mental health diagnoses and trauma are at the center of her passion for transforming how we support individuals and change systems and services. Ms. Davis 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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