This webinar will introduce the role of peer specialists within the NYS specific Coordinated Specialty Care team, OnTrackNY. We will share briefly about the OnTrackNY model and it's evolution to include the role of peer specialists to promote the goal of recovery for those labeled with First Episode Psychosis.
Peer Specialists bring to the teams their own lived experience of mental health services and their skill set complements the clinical, educational & psychiatric work being done by other team members. There are challenges and tensions inherent in the role of a peer specialist on a clinical team, which will be addressed in this discussion along with the suggestion of tactics that can support role clarity, task focused work and integration.
Presented by an OnTrackNY Peer Specialist & the trainer and support staff for Peer Specialists on OnTrackNY teams statewide, this webinar will share an inside perspective of the work of peer specialists and the training and support offered to them. Covering the role responsibilities, collaborative work and support schedule will give webinar participants the opportunity to understand the unique focus of peer specialist staff on CSC teams and how they can be best integrated into multidisciplinary teams.