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.
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.
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
Carol SquiresLCSW, LADC
Carol Squires, LCSW, LADC
Kristen B SilviaMD
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 MorrisonMPPM, MPH, CIPSS
Randy Morrison (he/him) is a person who personally understands the challenges of navigating substance use and mental health concerns. He is a Certified Intentional Peer Support (IPS) Specialist, IPS Trainer, and CCAR Recovery Coach trainer; and has a master’s in public health and a master’s in policy, planning and management. Randy spent over seven years leading the growth and implementation of peer support programs across Maine’s largest healthcare system before becoming a full-time trainer and consultant. During his time as a senior leader, he grew a peer support team of 3 peer supporters to over 65, the largest in Maine. The programs spanned substance use peer support, mental health peer support, youth peer support, and family/parent peer support. Those positions worked in a variety of settings as well, including emergency departments, primary care, behavioral health clinics, youth early intervention programs, case management programs, and four peer support centers. Randy was a co-author on a manual for integrating peer support into multidisciplinary and clinical settings. Randy is passionate about peer support fidelity and creating systems that center the people utilizing them.