Free webinar – Self-Disclosure

Webinar 12: Self-Disclosure (Description)

Denise Camp, project coordinator and training specialist for On Our Own of Maryland gives the peer supporter perspective and Andy Bernstein, Ph.D., a psychologist from Tucson, AZ will examine self-disclosure on a broader scale.

Self-disclosure can be a powerful way to build relationships and foster meaningful communication. But it can be fraught with dangers and must be performed in a positive, appropriate manner (if at all). While self-disclosure is almost always part of the role as a peer supporter, other behavioral health disciplines are exploring it more seriously as well.

This webinar will begin with an examination of why and how peer supporters self disclose and will examine how practitioners from other disciplines may do so. But self-disclosure is not for everyone as there are potential risks and boundary issues. And self-disclosure includes a range of personal information from: “I have a dog too;” to “I have experience with addictions and psychiatric conditions too.”

All webinars in this series have been made possible through the generous support of Optum™, which provides moderation and technical support.

To receive a free certificate of participation, take a brief quiz after the webinar (the link will be found on the iNAPS website. A certificate will be mailed to you 3-4 weeks after the webinar.

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For continuing education credit, contact your state certification authority to determine if a certificate from this webinar qualifies for such credit.

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When you join the meeting you will be prompted on the screen to provide a phone number. The system will call you back so you can hear the audio of the webinar over your phone.

For a PDF flyer for this event, click here.

For a free SAMHSA Publication on Self-Disclosure (good pre-read) go to: Self-Disclosure and Its Impact on Individuals Who Receive Mental Health Services.