Are you trained and/or certified as a peer specialist or peer worker in the behavioral health field?
We invite you to participate in an important peer career development research survey designed in collaboration with national consumer technical assistance centers and peer organizations. The survey asks about peer specialists’ career development; interest in and opportunities for advancement; current work climate; and perceptions of discrimination and stigma. Survey results will provide ground-breaking data on peer career development realities and opportunities.
We will share the findings widely throughout the behavioral health community.
Survey Link: http://www.bhpcd.org/survey.html
What: We invite peer workers and certified peer specialists to complete an online research survey of primarily short-answer questions. It will take about 30 minutes to complete the survey.
Who: Peer workers including certified peer specialists and anyone working now or who has worked in a peer worker role (titles include peer bridger, peer liaison, etc.)
Contact: Please email the project primary investigator, Cherise Rosen, Ph.D. (email@example.com) or co-PIs Nev Jones, Ph.D. (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Jessica Wolf, Ph.D. (email@example.com).
We invite peer workers and certified peer specialists to complete an online research survey of primarily short-answer questions. It will take about 30 minutes to complete the survey. Peer workers including certified peer specialists and anyone currently working or who has previously worked in a peer worker role – titles include peer bridger, peer liaison, etc.
Feel free to visit www.bhpcd.org, the Behavioral Health Peer Career Development website. Thank you in advance. Your participation will help increase knowledge about the peer workforce and contribute to creation of additional peer career development opportunities.
Mary Ellen Copeland, PhD, developed Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP) with a group of people with lived experience who were attending a mental health recovery workshop in 1997. She is the original author of the WRAP Red Book, as well as dozens of other WRAP books and materials. She has dedicated the last 30 years of her life to learning from people who have mental health issues; discovering the simple, safe, non-invasive ways they get well, stay well, and move forward in their lives; and then sharing what she has learned with others through keynote addresses, trainings, and the development of books, curriculums, and other resources. Now that she is retired, and that, as she intended, others are continuing to share what she has learned, she continues to learn from those who have mental health issues and those who support them. She is a frequent contributor to this site.