Doors to Wellbeing
Peer Specialist Monthly Webinar Series
9/25 11am: Mental Health Peer Specialist: Ethics and Boundaries
This webinar will provide a brief overview of ethics and boundaries of peer support particularly for those who support people with substance use disorders. Looking through the value of lived experience, we will discuss the specific ethical dilemmas related to supporting individuals with a co-occurring substance use and mental health diagnosis. Additionally, we will review the benefit of using community-based supports to address unique challenges and support recovery.
Identify the ethical duties of a peer support specialists.
Describe ethics and boundaries for supporting individuals with co-occurring substance use disorders and mental health diagnosis.
Discuss strategies to overcome unique challenges for peer support specialists when working with people with substance use disorders and mental health diagnoses.
Ron Clark is a certified peer support specialist in North Carolina. Ron is a member of the Mecklenburg County Homeless Service Network Advocacy and Employment Committee, the Mecklenburg County Drug Free Coalition and the Carolina Healthcare Systems Advisory Board for the Traumatic Brain Injury 12 Step Recovery program.
Ron Clark began his Human Services career with Cardinal Innovations, as a Member Engagement Specialists with a focus on Substance Use Disorder and Mental Health in 2014. Prior to working for Cardinal Innovations, Ron was able to use his passion to help others as a technician with the Displaced Homemaker Program, part of the Domestic Violence Unit for the Mecklenburg County Women’s Commission.