This webinar will discuss the influx of peer support specialists offering telehealth services and best practices in supervising digital peer support specialists. Dr. Fortuna will focus on practice guidelines to support education and on-going technology capacity buiding; supervision regulations (informed consent; technology platforms); and effective supervision of peer support specialists using technology. This webinar is designed for clinical and non-clinical supervisors of peer support specialists and technology personnel within organizations.
– Discuss what is digital peer support
– Discuss service delivery benefits and effectiveness of digital peer support for mental health and substance use challenges
– Peer and academic partnership
– Peer support smartphone app database
– Digital peer support certification
Karen L. Fortuna, PhD, LICSW is an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Dartmouth College. Dr. Fortuna works in equal partnership with peer support specialists in the United States, Canada, Europe, New Zealand, and Australia in co-producing and empirically testing digital peer support technologies and related trainings. Dr. Fortuna received a NARSAD Brain and Behavior Foundation Early Investigator Award, a K01 NIMH Award (K01MH117496), and the Alvin R. Tarlov & John E. Ware Jr. Award in Patient Reported Outcomes from the Health Assessment Lab. She was recently awarded the National Association of Gerontological Education in Social Work’s Faculty Achievement Award. She has served on the International Standards Advisory Committee to develop the first-ever international accreditation standards for behavioral health care for older adults. Dr. Fortuna currently serves as editor of the Journal of Participatory Medicine and is on the board of the National Association of Peer Support Specialists.