Developing a Peer Program: An Intensive Hands-on Training for OTP

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Saturday, October 29, 2016

8:oo a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

  • Tom Hill, MSW, Senior Advisor, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), Rockville, MD
  • Walter Ginter, CMA, Director, Medication-assisted Recovery Services (MARS), New York, NY

One-day training to OTP administrators and staff who are interested in developing a peer recovery support services (PRSS) program. Participants will become familiar with both the concepts of peer practice and the nuts and bolts of program planning and implementation. The training will include both didactic presentations and experiential learning exercises, an emphasis on participatory learning, and opportunities for participants to “workshop” ideas. Mr. Hill and Mr. Ginter will equally co-facilitate the presentations, discussion, and exercises.

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