Topic:Intentional Peer Support is a way of thinking about and inviting transformative relationships. Practitioners learn to use relationships to see things from new angles, develop greater awareness of personal and relational patterns, and support and challenge each other in trying new things.
This interactive seminar with Jeremy Le Roux (Peer Support Worker) and Dr Kerrie Clarke (Clinical Psychologist), will introduce you to the underlying philosophy behind Intentional Peer Support. They will discuss how it not only applies to working with consumers, but also across different relationships including in our work places and personal lives.
Speakers:Jeremy is a Peer Support Worker at St. Vincent’s Hospital Footbridge Community Care Unit. Jeremy divides his time between working directly with consumers, research and project work. Jeremy has an innate understanding of the role of Peer Support and its efficacy in a mental health setting.
He has undertaken the 5 day ‘Core’ and 3 day ‘Advanced’ Intentional Peer Support training and has been using its principles and philosophy in his work and everyday life since then.
Kerrie Clarke is a Senior Clinical Psychologist at St Vincent’s Mental Health. Kerrie has practiced as a psychologist in public mental health for the past 10 years. She is passionate about recovery oriented practice from an individual and system perspective.
Jeremy and Kerrie have on going co-reflection, a process where they use Intentional Peer Support principles to explore, develop and reflect on their practice.