Intentional peer support an alternative approach

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Intentional Peer Support: An Alternative Approach by Shery Mead

By Shery Mead, MSW / Updated 2014 / 166 pages

Intentional Peer Support: An Alternative Approach is an innovative curriculum that explores ways to create mutually supportive relationships where both parties learn and grow together. A central part of the IPS Core Training, it includes appendices for peer support warmlines, peer-run respite programs, and resources for peers working in both alternative and traditional mental health settings. Topics include:

What is Peer Support?
The Four Tasks and Three Principles
First Contact and Language
Listening Differently
Building Trauma-Informed & Mutually Responsible Relationships
Working with Challenging Situations and Negotiating Conflict
Self-Care/Relational Care/Work Care
Using Co-Reflection
Peer Support Competencies and Values

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Intentional Peer Support (IPS) Core Training

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Cancel anytime. In this concise book, you will learn how to do Motivational Interviewing MI , the evidence-based, client-centered counseling approach that has demonstrated effectiveness for a range of psychological, behavioral, and health related issues. In Trauma and Memory , best-selling author Dr. While some argue that traumatic memories are unreliable and not useful, others insist that we absolutely must rely on memory to make sense of past experience. Levine suggests that there are elements of truth in both camps.

Intentional Peer Support is a way of thinking about purposeful relationships. It is a process where both people or a group of people use the relationship to look at things from new angles, develop greater awareness of personal and relational patterns, and to support and challenge each other as we try new things. IPS has been used in crisis respite alternatives to psychiatric hospitalization , by peers, mental health professionals, families, friends and community-based organizations. IPS looks beyond the notion of individuals needing to change and examines our lives in the context of our relationships and communities. Instead of a focus on what we need to stop or avoid doing, we are encouraged to move towards what and where we want to be.

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It emerged out of a desire to create community-based alternatives to the mental health system, where peers encourage and support one another to make new meaning out of their experiences via the vehicle of healthy, mutual relationships. Peer support is a system of giving and receiving help founded on key principles of respect, shared responsibility, and mutual agreement of what is helpful. Peer support is not based on psychiatric models and diagnostic criteria. It is about understanding anothers situation empathically through the shared experience of emotional and psychological pain. When people find affiliation with others they feel like them, they feel a connection.


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