Peer specialist training: integration of peer support in mainstream mental health

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dc.contributor.author Nugent, Marcie Marie
dc.date.accessioned 2012-08-22T21:20:58Z
dc.date.available 2012-08-22T21:20:58Z
dc.date.issued 2010
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10294/3520
dc.description A Practicum Report Submitted to the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research In Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree of Master of Social Work, University of Regina. iii, 92 p. en_US
dc.description.abstract Consumer involvement has become the holy grail of mental health services. Research shows that the use of consumer peer supporters delivers similar outcomes in recovery to mainstream mental healthcare. The effectiveness for peer support in outcome achievement is attributed to the flexibility, creativity, and ability to connect on a deeper level with their peers through the sharing of their own lived experience. Despite the evidence of the effectiveness of consumer providers, the mainstream mental health system is slow to integrate their usage. The purpose of this project was to develop a training program for peer specialists in mental health that embodies the recovery model, and allows for flexibility and creativity that makes peer supporters effective. The aim of this project is to provide a resource for agencies embarking on integrating peer specialists into their own service delivery system. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Faculty of Social Work, University of Regina en_US
dc.subject Mental health services en_US
dc.subject Peer support en_US
dc.subject Peer specialists en_US
dc.title Peer specialist training: integration of peer support in mainstream mental health en_US
dc.type Thesis en
dc.description.authorstatus Student en
dc.description.peerreview yes en
thesis.degree.name Master of Social Work (MSW) en
thesis.degree.level Master's en
thesis.degree.discipline Social Work en
thesis.degree.grantor Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research, University of Regina en
thesis.degree.department Faculty of Social Work en


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