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Self-Paced Online Seminars

The Impact of COVID-19 on Peer-Based Substance Use Recovery Supports and Services in Central Texas

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Date Published

April 23, 2020


UT School of Social Work


Coronavirus, COVID-19, Mental Health, Peer Recovery, PRSS, Social Work, Substance Abuse


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This program will review the model of Peer Recovery Support Services (PRSS) developed by the Substance Use and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and discuss the role, scope of practice and supervision of peer recovery coaches. Robin Peyson, MHSA, will provide an overview of how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted peer-based recovery supports and services in Central Texas. She will share online resources for use with individuals seeking peer support, and discuss why peer support specialists in active recovery have characteristics that offer resilience during this pandemic.

Please note: if licensed for other professions or other states, check with your state licensing agency for reciprocity and/or credit approval.

Requests for special accommodations: If you require adaptive accommodations, please contact so arrangements can be made.

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Robin L. Peyson, MHSA
Executive Director - Recovery Coalition of Texas

Ms. Peyson has spent her professional career developing, managing, advocating for and integrating public health, mental... Read More

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Program Titles and Supporting Materials

This program contains the following components:

The Impact of COVID-19 on Peer-Based Substance Use Recovery Supports - Video
The Impact of COVID-19 on Peer-Based Substance Use Recovery Supports - Paper
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How to Attend

Join the self-paced program from your office, home, or hotel room using a computer and high speed internet connection. You may start and stop the program at your convenience, continue where you left off, and review supporting materials as often as you like. Please note: Internet Explorer is no longer a supported browser. We recommend using Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox or Safari for best results.

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You may access this course on a computer or mobile device with high speed internet (iPhones require iOS 10 or higher). Recommended browsers are Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox.

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