Peer Recovery Specialist Motivational Interviewing Techniques
Below are printable pages of techniques/tips, along with examples, which I pulled from multiple sources. These sources include, but are not limited to:
- Virginia Department of Behavioral Health &: Developmental Services Peer Recovery Specialist Manual.
- SMART Recovery® Facilitator's Manual2nd edition ©2015 ( Can be purchased at www.smartrecovery.org )
What is a Peer Recovery Specialist?
The road of recovery is the road of life. --Unknown
A Peer Recovery Specialist fills many roles, which I will not go into at this time. But the simplest explanation of a Peer Recovery Specialist is this. A Peer Recovery Specialist is an individual who (a) has personal experience with a mental health and/or substance use problem, and with recovery from that problem, and (b) is willing to talk about their experience in order to help others trying to recover from these similar problems.
The printable pages are intended to be a reference source for myself along with the nine other graduates of the Peer Recovery Specialist Training graduating class of August 2023 at Green Rock Correctional Center.
In no way are the printable pages below intended for sale.