Webinar 19 – Self-Check

PDF of the presentation slides: History of Peer Support – Davidson – webinar 19

Webinar 19—History of Peer Support Movement, Larry Davidson, Ph.D. Yale

Learning Objectives

After completing this webinar you should be able to:

    • Define mental health peer support from a historical perspective
    • Recall at least two people who were instrumental in the early peer support movement
    • Identify where peer support services exist in the continuum of helping relationships
    • List at least two concerns with the rapid expansion of peer support services
    • Recall at least two ways to tell if peer support services reflect peer support values

QUESTION 1:

Complete the following statement

“Peer supporters are people who ____________________.”

  • Have personal experience with mental illness and recovery
  • Use personal experience to guide another in recovery
  • Receive relevant training and supervision to support self-determination in others
  • All of the above
  • 1 and 2 only

QUESTION 2:

The current expansion of peer support started in the 1980’s, but when and where did peer support appear in the “moral treatment” literature as a way of humanizing asylums?

  • 1790’s in France
  • 1820’s in England
  • 1660’s in Spain
  • 1940’s in Germany

QUESTION 3:

Of the following, which were instrumental in the first accounts of peer support?

  • Philippe Pinel
  • Jean Baptiste Pussin
  • Convalescing patients in the asylum
  • All of the above
  • 1 and 2 only

QUESTION 4:

The following represents the continuum of helping relationships

One-directional relationship ______________________________ Reciprocal relationship

At which part of the continuum of helping relationships do peer support services exist?

  • One directional
  • Middle
  • Reciprocal
  • All of the above
  • 1 and 3 only

QUESTION 5:

Which of the following are reasons peers should remain vigilant about the current expansion of peer support services?

  • Agencies have varying degrees of understanding and acceptance of the peer role
  • Peer supporters may be overlooked for care patient navigator roles due to stigma
  • Tension around the peer role is common
  • All of the above
  • 1 and 3 only

 QUESTION 6:

Which of the following are indicators that peer support values are being respected in an organization?

  • Peer supporters treat service users as their peers
  • Peer support providers spend the majority of their time listening
  • Peer supporters are encouraged to disclose their recovery stories
  • Peer staff are supervised by someone who understands the value of life experience
  • All of the above
  • 2 and 3 only

 

PDF of the presentation slides: History of Peer Support – Davidson – webinar 19