James Ruckle Analysis on US National Certification of Peer Services | Supports and Standardization

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Last June 2014, Pamela Hardin and I co-authored a White Paper on US Peer Leadership and Workforce with Dr. Ron Manderscheid (Hardin & Padron, Ed. Manderscheid, 2014) editing and there is very good research, study and analysis being written on US peer supports | services around a national credential, standardization for the Certified Peer Specialist, Recovery Coach and Community Health Worker Promotora.

James Ruckle’s analysis on US national certification and credentialing is interesting to note.  I’m including the link to the entire paper for your review here:

http://www.slideshare.net/JamesRuckle/mhpc-certification-report

Steve Harrington, Executive Director, of the International Association of Peer Specialists is pre-eminent in global peer services certification, standardization, development and growing. Others colleagues at work in this field at an inherent level of growing US peer leadership and a national peer workforce include Harvey Rosenthal, Executive Director, New York Association of Psychiatric Rehabilitation Services (NYAPRS), Patrick Hendry, National Consumer Liaison, Mental Health America (MHA) National and Susan Bergeson with Peter Ashenden, both of OptumHealth are doing work in supporting peer services | supports in an integrated health environment which is key and instrumental.

The ACMHA College for Behavioral Health Leadership Peer Leadership Interest Group (PLIG) has been instrumental in think-tanking, researching the state of the state of US Peer Leadership and a National Workforce for peer services | supports in behavioral health integration from the 2014 Summit in Santa Fe, New Mexico.  The PLIG has released a National ToolKit for consumer operated service providers (COSP’s) and providers use.

I invite your work here which is supportive of US peer leadership, a workforce development, national credentialing and standardization.  Email me at jennifermpadron@gmail.com to share here.

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2 Comments Add yours

  1. Adam Slosberg says:

    Hey – great post and I had no idea of James’ slides. I think I let you know – it’s no secret – that one of our items for the for-profit side is a peer support nationalization exam and training. I do not know if it will make it for 2015 (I doubt it) or if it will get off of the blackboard at all….

    Adam Slosberg

    Beyond Today International

    Managing Director

    512-879-9930 Facebook LinkedIn

  2. I’m looking forward to a national certification and consistent training across the board. Great read Jen.

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