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Peer Support Roles in Primary Care: How does it work?

Peer recovery partners in primary care foster connection, engagement, and support with self-directed recovery pathways. The panel will discuss their journey working together in primary care settings – what’s worked, lessons learned, how they collaborate as a team to support patients.  The panel will consist of a physician, clinician, and peer support staff who have created this type of partnership.

Learning objectives:

Discuss peer support roles in primary care settings.


Prescribing clinicians and their teams

Continuing Medical Education

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the Maine Medical Education Trust and CCSME. The Maine Medical Education Trust is accredited by the Maine Medical Association Committee on Continuing Medical Education and Accreditation to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Contact Hours

1 contact hour for social workers, licensed clinical professional counselors, and behavioral health professionals

1 Category I contact hour for psychologists are provided. CCSME is a pre-approved sponsor and provider of Professional Education Activities for Psychologists.

1 contact hour CHES. CCSME is a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc.

1 contact hour pending for alcohol and drug counselors from the board of alcohol and drug counselors


Jul 12 2022


12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

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Co-Occurring Collaborative Serving Maine


Co-Occurring Collaborative Serving Maine


  • Carol Squires

    Carol Squires, LCSW, LADC
    IMAT Clinician

  • Kristen B Silvia
    Kristen B Silvia

    After spending ten years as a family physician, my career is now focused on providing quality care to people dealing with substance use disorders. Like many other chronic illnesses, substance use disorders can be challenging to treat and require the development of a therapeutic doctor-patient relationship. Helping someone enter into long term recovery from addiction has been one of the most rewarding parts of my career.

  • Randy Morrison
    Randy Morrison
    Director of Peer Support Programs at MaineHealth

    Randy Morrison is a person who personally understands the challenges of navigating substance use and mental health. He is the Director of Peer Support Programs at MaineHealth and is a Certified Intentional Peer Support (IPS) Specialist, IPS Trainer, and Recovery Coach trainer. Randy leads the growth and implementation of peer support programs across MaineHealth. Currently, MaineHealth has over 60 peer support positions in a number of settings, including emergency departments, primary care, behavioral health clinics, youth programs, case management programs, and four peer support centers. Outside of work, he enjoys traveling with his husband, bird watching, and heading to a park with his dog, Sully.