ACT Peer Workgroup: The Power of Language
Building on the momentum from our successful ACT Peer Scope of Practice development initiative, we are bringing together a team composed of working peer specialists and recovery leaders from across the state to look at the potential of peer voices and strategies in positively impacting the clinical practice and environment on ACT Teams.
Starting from the understanding that peer workers on ACT Teams are explicitly not clinicians, this workgroup will review current documentation practices, determine if person center treatment planning is currently occurring on teams, and suggest ways that peer workers might uniquely contribute to writing outside of a traditional clinical framework. By the end of our work group we hope to have solicited new language and perspectives which will help us in developing guidelines and training strategies to clarify the Peer role for ACT Teams in New York State.
Our second call will take place on Tuesday November 13, 2018 from 11am-12pm. This is the second of three bimonthly calls in the series. For each call we will send you brief reading materials and ask that you come prepared to discuss them.
If you are interested in participating, please contact Sascha Altman DuBrul email@example.com or Luis Lopez firstname.lastname@example.org